It’s a Black and White Iphonography Monday

Today begins the black and white Iphonography challenge! (See how this challenge works at the end of this post) And, speaking of black and white, this past weekend my mother and I took my daughter to see the Alvin Ailey dance company perform at the Fox Theater. It was absolutely amazing! I took modern dance as a child up until I was 18 years old. It was my passion and I am sad to leave it behind as I’ve grown older. My daughter is currently taking dance at her school. She obsessed with ballet; wears either her tap shoes or ballet shoes almost every day. It’s hard to get her out of her leotard and tights! Makes me nostalgic, but also makes me smile!

Needless to say, she loved the entire performance!!! She is three years old so I wasn’t sure if she was going to be restless, but she did so well. She even danced up and down the aisles during the two intermissions! It was hilarious and, don’t worry, I took video that I wish I could post here. I might just do that later! But, for the moment, I would like for this post to focus on the black and white iphonography challenge!

Alvin Ailey, an African American dancer and choreographer, grew up in a time of segregation. He popularized modern dance… And I love that his company is still performing the same pieces he choreographed years and years ago (in case you are wondering, he is no longer living). I thought it would be fabulous to think in terms of black and white iphonography at this event.

I hope you enjoy these photographs! They were taken with my iPhone 5 and edited with the PhotoToaster app. I wish that I could have photographed during the actual performance, but it wasn’t allowed; even without a flash.

If you have an iPhone, please join us in the weekly iphonography challenge fun! It’s a great way to connect with other iPhone users (photographers) and see how different folks are using their iPhone cameras and photo apps! And please check out these two blogs for inspiration and for more on these challenges! and


1. Each Monday a theme will be posted. You can publish your entry at any time, preferably between Monday through Sunday of the week of the theme. Please add any information about the entry or iPhoneography (apps, editing…) on your post. The challenge is meant to inform, learn, share and build a wider iPhoneography and photography network through participation and readership.

2. To increase chances others will find your post, use “tags” such as iPhone Challenge, iPhoneography Monday, Post a Week, iPhoneography Challenge, Using the iPhone as Your Lens, Photography, Digital Photography, Inspiration, or the week’s theme. Beside tags you can use comments, Pingbacks, links, and social media to spread the word. When you leave a comment on someone else’s challenge post, provide a link back to your blog. Then others can check your entry.

3. To receive a reminder post on Monday mornings, subscribe to sponsors’ blogs at and and You can subscribe through e-mail on each of our blogs or press the Follow button on the upper left toolbar. When you post your entry, we encourage you to provide a link back to one of our blogs where the rules can be reviewed. Also on the sponsors’ sites you can view links to blogs of other participants.

4. Place the iPhoneography Monday widget on your Homepage. Here is the URL:

5. Each Monday view entries of the sponsors who will include additional information about iPhoneography: innovations in the field, apps, equipment, rising stars, printed books, e-books, tutorials, iCloud, and other resources.

6. Here is the best part. The schedule for this challenge is set, and will allow you to plan. Or not. Every month themes remain the same. We are open to additional categories for 4th and 5th weeks, which are challenger’s choice. Just contact us. Here is the schedule and themes:

1st Monday: Nature

2nd Monday: Macro

3rd Monday: Black-and-White

4th and 5th Mondays: Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel

Gracie, Polly and Sally welcome ideas or suggestions. This challenge is for personal enrichment, and is meant to encourage our most innovative self. The iPhone is a source for that purpose and much more. Think iPhone 6,7,8.

In the future there will be twists and turns such as Readers’ Choice Exhibitions or Guest iPhoneographers. Join the fun. Pick up your iPhone. Let the iPhone be your lens.

8 thoughts on “It’s a Black and White Iphonography Monday

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  2. What a fabulous adventure for your family and you–years ago I saw the company in the Big Apple. They’re a treat. And you iPhone did the job to record a memorable event. I even like the grainy effect, and the black-and-white works really well.

    • Yeah a part of me wishes it wasn’t so grainy but it is better than what I get with the iPhone’s horrible flash! I’m so jealous you saw them in NY! I bet that was amazing. They performed the famous ‘Revelations.’ Gives me chills every time I’ve seen it! Thank you so much for your comment! I think this challenge is moving along splendidly 🙂

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