The New Wave-Instagram

September 13, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

 

There is undoubtedly a buzz about the camera phone app Instagram.  It seems to be everywhere you look.  A common photo can now be turned into a work of art with the tap of a finger. What brought the importance of this to my attention was when a student in my Degree Project class decided he was going to do his final project on how camera phones and amateur photography is affecting professional photography.  I was surprised to see the conflict between the photographers that thought this was good for photography and the ones that thought it was bad.  I was intrigued.  I too had seen these photos all over Facebook.  I didn't know what Instagram was. So, I went home and downloaded the app.  I happen to be one of those photographers that refuse to use my camera phone for any reason.  I figure it's there for my children to use. I'm not oblivious to the fact that it's hard to go a day without seeing someone holding up their phone taking a photo. I always think to myself, if I weren’t a photographer I would probably be doing the same thing.  Why not take advantage of having a point and shoot camera at your fingertips? Since I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark II, which I swear by, I choose not to use my phone.  I'm also an image editor.  I speak fluent Photoshop, and I'm faithful to the software. So after downloading this app, with the little time I had to play with it, I was surprised to find that I was stumped.  At first I couldn't figure out how to take a photo.  I also couldn't figure out how to grab a photo from my phones photo library to play with the effects.  I was trying too hard. I will post the first photo I took yesterday with my Instagram app and I will continue to post photos as I take them.  I will give my opinion on Instagram, and camera phone photography.  I'll be sure to post some photos taken with my Canon once in a while also.  I would love to hear others opinions on this topic as well, but keep it clean. I'll keep you posted.  


Comments

No comments posted.
Loading...

Archive
January February March April May June July August September (6) October November (1) December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December