By now you’ve probably formed a clear cut opinion about Instagram. It’s the program we either love to hate, or just plain love! If there was such a thing as Instagram etiquette, or the ‘right’ way to Instagram, this is probably as close to anything we’ve seen so far. New York City filmmaker Casey Neistat decided to illustrate a few points. He does drop one word of profanity so be cautious if you’re in a sensitive area. [more]
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For those of you out there who love creating art with your cell phone and using Instagram to share it – I got a great freebie for you! A few weeks back I wrote a feature article highlighting the work of photographer/digital artist Merek Davis. The guy is insanely talented and in addition to creating art on his camera and computer he has also been stunning Instagram users all over the world with the art he has been creating on his phone. As a big thank you to all of those that support him there he has put together a couple packs of free textures (Mextures) to share with everyone. [more]
This funny video created by Julia Mattison is probably the best thing that came out of the invention of Instagram. If you’re addicted to Instagram, this song will make you feel ashamed. If you’re a friend of someone who’s addicted, this video will remind you how much your friend can be annoying. Happy watching everyone! [more]
Kim A. Thomas, a photographer out of San Francisco, recently shot an entire wedding using just her iPhone. She processed everything using Instagram as well. The couple, Jonathan and Brandi, wanted her to do so by request. She never used an SLR for any of the shots. Her main camera was the iPhone 4s with an iPhone 4 as a backup. She did use an SLR mount for her lenses and a tripod. Take a look at the shots and let us know what you think of them! [more]
Considered to be one of the “most respected Instagram artists”, Flam Wenders works with taking Instagram photos of sushi, girls making the duck face, and street signs put him in a class
with everyone else all on his own. He Instagrams, he doesn’t Instaf***around. Yeah… It’s Friday! Have a laugh at this ridiculous video that takes a fictional look at an iPhone Instagram Photographer that takes himself way too seriously.
If you’re an Instagram user and a tennis lover, you may want to brush up on your iPhone photography skills and get a few thousand followers by the time next year’s U.S. Open rolls around. Three of Instagram’s top users - @bridif, @takinyerphoto and @newyorkcity, who together bring over 600,000 followers with them – will be given unprecedented access to photograph the U.S. Open today alongside traditional media outlets. [more]
Just shy of their quarter of a million dollar goal on Instagram in under a week, Instacube is a concept that has caught tremendous attention on kickstarter. As the title suggests, Instacube is a picture frame that streams your Instagram feed to a beautiful portable display that is three times the size. [more]
We recently showed you the idea of what a instagram camera would look like here. Now, this concept by Markus Gerke shows it reduced down to glasses. The idea is that you can take a picture and apply a filter with your glasses. In effect, you can see the world through instagram filters and share it with everyone. Even though this concept won’t come true, it might have been a big hit with Instagram addicts. Would this be something you would have bought if they were real? [more]
UPDATE 2: Huffington Post has edited their original article. They now state that the Instagram app deal will close later this year, not the whole app.
In case you were as baffled when you heard that Facebook purchased Instagram for $1 Billion, you weren’t alone. But news today shows the reason. Facebook has announced their next product: Facebook Camera. [more]
The square Instagram App icon has become very well known to most of us. What if it was real? The team over at ADR studios rendered what it would look like if the icon became a real camera. Would it be something that you would buy if it was a possibility?
It’s Friday, have a laugh. The crew over at The Verge put together this video of a (fake) camera that resembles a Polaroid by instantly producing a printed image out of it’s body. This model, made by Instagram, lets you add you own effects for an even more unique look at your images!
I can’t wait to buy one of these and start shooting professional looking wedding photos! [more]
Recently on PBS’ Idea Channel they pose the question, “Is Instagram the Best Thing to Ever Happen to Photography?”
I personally wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s the best thing to ever happen to photography but this entertaining video does a good job at pointing out the benefits of apps such as Instagram. [more]
Facebook just purchased Instagram for 1 billion dollars. Who would have ever thought that an app that simply takes an image, makes that image square, puts a retro filter on the image, and then posts the image to a blog could be worth $1,000,000,000.00. To all of the Instagram users out there; are you excited or terrified about this merger?
[Discussion] Yes, I think Hipstamatic and Instagram are Bullshit but then again… I’m a photographer.
Ok, sure there are some guys like Damon Winter, David Guttenfelder, Teru Kuwayama and Balazs Gardi who have succesfully capitalized off of the novelty of iPhone filters like Hipstamatic and Instagram and produced some compelling works. But I still maintain that the use of iPhone filters, for anything other than fun/novelty shooting, have very little to do with real photography. It’s not the use of an iPhone that I find “cheap” (I think they are brilliant) but the use of cookie cutter filters in place of creativity and light comprehension. I think Sam Biddle over at Gizmodo said it best with… Read the full post here and let the comments fly.
Months of planning, 567 images stitched into a single panorama and a 14.6 gigabyte image results in a breathtaking view of New York City from the top of the Freedom Tower. Deemed as one the tallest skyscrapers in the US, the new Freedom Tower is about one year out from completion. [more]