So NY Times ran this photo of superstar, Alex Rodriguez, right on the front of the paper. It was shot entirely on an iPhone and then ran through Instagram.
“Today, The New York Times featured Laham’s photo of baseball player Alex Rodriguez front and center on the cover. Getty has even licensed Laham’s Instagram photos on its site, suggesting that both the iPhone and Instagram are entirely suitable tools for photographers.” - Business Insider
Photographers seem quite horrified about this. How do you feel about it?
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, demonstrates how to use Instagram on the iPhone 4S. He uses the Accessibility setting on the phone which allows him to navigate the touch-screen and some applications.
The lowest one has 7 million photos and the most populous one has over 20 million photos. Collectively, these tags have over 150 million photos and counting. The chances of you finding new fans after these tags will probably increase greatly, perhaps even double.
Use them however you like, I thought the information was interesting.
World-Class Photojournalists Share Their Thoughts on the Impact of Instagram
Love it or hate it, you have to admit that Instagram is making a huge impact on the world of photography, changing the way images are snapped and shared. Among the 80+ million users who have shared 4+ billion photos are many of the world’s most renowned photojournalists. Olivier Laurent over at the British Journal of Photography recently chatted with some of them, asking them about their thoughts on how Instagram is transforming photography as we know it:
Speaking with these photographers, it quickly becomes apparent that Instagram, more than any other social network in past years, has allowed them to form a deeper connection with the general public. For John Stanmeyer, another VII photographer that uses Instagram, it’s all about “communication, communication, communication,” he tells BJP. “In the decades – let’s hope far less – to come, the entire discussion of whether to use this thing called social media will be a moot – archaic – point of view, no different than it was centuries ago when previous commonly used means of information distribution where invented and debated – ‘Should I write on papyrus leaf or this new fangled material called paper, or a typewriter instead of block-type printing presses, etc.’”
[…] “We are no longer looking at content creation as the only means of income and creative expression,” say Peveto and Slaby. “How content is displayed and distributed are critical in reaching broader audiences, finding more creative ways to engage that audience and in inviting them to participate in the process.” And Instagram, they say, help them achieve these goals. “It helps us connect with our audience organically and offers different options for sharing such as creating parallel narratives with larger projects, sharing behind-the-scenes experiences, opening a dialogue with our audience, and cross-platform geo-tagging and mapping integration.”
If you remember the Instagram Camera concept we posted before, it looks like it’s coming a reality!
Today we can update you all on the much anticipated Socialmatic Camera by ADR Studio. We first presented the Instagram Socialmatic Camera concept in May, it resulted in such high demand, that ADR Design actually went out to look for a production partner. They found one and expect to produce the first prototype end of this year, with an official product launch to follow mid 2013. With these news they also present an updated design of the Socialmatic Camera, this time in a slick black version. If you mix the design of the Instagram logo with the general icon look that ADR Studio has given the camera and the new iPhone 5, the result is pretty much the new black version of the Instagram Socialmatic Camera.
Here is again the list of functions initially presented:
- 16 GB mass storage - Wifi and Bluetooth - 4:3 touchscreen - 2 main lens, first for main capture, second for 3D filters, webcam applications and QR Code capturing - Optical zoom - Led Flash - Internal printer to make your Instagram photos real - Paper cartridge with Instagram Paper Sheets - Dedicated 4 colors ink tanks - InstaOs 1.0, which put together Facebook and Instagram App feature
The Instacube - The Pictureframe For Your Instagram Photos
This Android based pictureframe wirelessly streams your Instagram photos for the world to see. The display is 600x600, which is the same size your Instagram photos are shown in.
This is currently a new kickstarter project that seems like it will be a huge hit. It just launched yesterday and already had $150,000 in funding with 30 days to go!
“We believe in open platforms to spur creativity and innovation. Right now we’re 100% focused on making the Instacube work seamlessly with Instagram so that we deliver the best user experience possible, but we hope to add new features and applications in the future and would love to eventually open it up to the developer community.”
“Yes, it truly is wireless in every sense of the word. In addition to the powerful WiFi b/g/n wireless data connectivity, we’ve also loaded Instacube up with a rechargeable lithium battery so that you can untether it and move it wherever you want.”
Be sure to check out more of the details along with the video here: