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This is How People Lie About Their Lives on Instagram

This is How People Lie About Their Lives on Instagram | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"Bangkok, Thailand-based photographer Chompoo Baritone recently created a clever series of images that pokes fun at how Instagram users often use carefully framed photos to make their lives seem more glamorous or exciting than they actually are."

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An interesting look at how people manipulate their Instagram photos to make their lives seem better than they are.

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Here's Why Instagram Chose to Break the Frame

Here's Why Instagram Chose to Break the Frame | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"Instagram cracked the restrictive barriers of its iconic square format yesterday, announcing to the world that it intends to remain the dominant platform of the visual content world."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

Instagram recently decided to remove its square format, and the reason behind it is explained in this article. An interesting read.

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Top 5 Instagram Tips For Businesses

Top 5 Instagram Tips For Businesses | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

Since carrying a cell phone 24/7 has become the norm, almost everyone has access to a camera at all times. We take pictures of our family and friends, scenery, our food and don’t forget all the selfies!

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Business marketing at its finest. Using Instagram to have a grasp on not only the newest trends but also having a closer connection to your clients. Even down to what time it is makes a different and what region. Also all those hash-tags that may seem annoying are worth every #.

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Instagram Builds Impressive Photo Editing Features Into Major Version 6.0 Release

Instagram Builds Impressive Photo Editing Features Into Major Version 6.0 Release | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Instagram just released its most significant update since the social photo sharing app enabled video sharing, adding a slew of photo editing features that bring the app in step with other major photo capture and editing apps like VSCO Cam.
Jerome Okutho's insight:

Instagram's latest update brings a variety of new editing tools and filters, as well as improvements in speed. Click the article to find out more about the new features in this latest release.

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Turn your Instagrams into a business: Snapwire, a new mobile stock photo website, opens to public

Turn your Instagrams into a business: Snapwire, a new mobile stock photo website, opens to public | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Snapwire, a mobile app and website, is trying to connect the creative power of the Instagram generation with the companies and people who are willing to pay them to keep snapping.
Jerome Okutho's insight:

Snapwire is an innovative website that lets smartphone photographers submit their photos to companies and other clients looking for stock photography taken by mobile photographers and professional photographers alike. If you're an avid smartphone photographer, this site might just transform your hobby into something that pays.

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30 Instagram Photographers to Follow Now :: Blogs :: List of the Day :: Design :: Paste

30 Instagram Photographers to Follow Now :: Blogs :: List of the Day :: Design :: Paste | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Since many pros don’t use searchable hashtags, we've compiled a list of 30 professional photographers over ten categories (in no particular order) to highlight the best Instagram has to offer to kick off 2014.
Jerome Okutho's insight:

If you think Instagram was only for selfies, these photos will you show that isn't the case. These photos are taken by some of the best photographers on Instagram and will add a new level of interest to your photo feed. You can follow these photographers by clicking on the links in the article.

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The stunning photographs which put everyday selfies to shame

The stunning photographs which put everyday selfies to shame | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Paul Zizka, 34, has put his own slant on the celebrity-led photographic genre by including his silhouette in these dramatic shots of the Canadian wilderness.
Kitty Fisher's insight:

If you could award anyone with the fact that they have indeed, taken the best selfie on the internet. I would be awarded to Paul Zizka, that has never had to show his face. But his connection with wilderness and the vast expansive that makes us feel so small at times. All the while taking in night lapse images that make our mouths drop open.

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Instagram Direct: Now you can send embarrassing photos right to your friends, instead of everyone

Instagram Direct: Now you can send embarrassing photos right to your friends, instead of everyone | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"With Instagram Direct, Instagram is cementing itself as the sole photo sharing solution for smartphones. Systrom revealed that more than half of Instagram’s 150 million monthly active users open up the app daily, which is a shockingly high engagement rate compared to most apps. Now with private messaging, expect that number to climb even higher."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

Instagram Direct is the latest feature on Instagram that gives users the ability to send private photos to friends. Among other features is a new and improved commenting system that lets you have deeper conversations with your friends. You can find out all the details from this article.

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Five tips for creating beautiful Instagram photos

Five tips for creating beautiful Instagram photos | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

We all have those friends who have beautiful photos and an astounding number of Instagram followers. 


'How do they do it?' is the question that springs to mind. Here are five tips for producing your own stunning Instagram photos - granted, you'll never see such a refreshing improvement to your feed.


Use natural light as much as possible.


Remember how shaky and grainy your photos get when you use your phone camera to take food shots in a dimly lit restaurant? Beautiful, clear and sharp photos are easily achieved when natural light is present. Windows are a great source of light that is not too harsh. When photographing objects or food, try positioning them near a window (e.g. in a restaurant, ask for a table beside the window). If you're photographing a landscape like cherry blossom trees, don't position the sun directly in your photo.


Process your photography before uploading it to Instagram.


Ironically, the majority of good photos on Instagram are processed with a third party application (or even a few) before being uploaded. Chances are the shot of a plate of pancakes looking inhumanely amazing on your Instagram feed has previously been put through three photography apps, all with different filters and functions. Personally, as a professional photographer taking iPhone shots, I always run my photos through either Snapseed ($4.99 in the app store or free on Android phones) or Camera+ first before adding filters in VSCOcam or Afterglow. Instagram filters may be retro and convenient, but they simply lack the amount of customization that other apps offer in terms of improving your photo. Some really excellent apps that are widely used both by amateurs and professionals alike include: 


- VSCOcam (free) offers in-app purchases for filters of your choice. I recommend the M and F series.

- Afterglow ($0.99) which was developed by photographer Simon Filip has stunning vintage filters, light leaks, and dust overlays.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Being an Instagram user, you want to sometimes bring out across your creative talent. Or in this case taking a simple vase of flowers and turn them into a beautiful photograph. Natural lighting honestly, makes everything better, if you didn't know that. It will greatly improve your image skills.

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Projecteo | The tiny Instagram projector - livelaughrowe.com

Projecteo | The tiny Instagram projector - livelaughrowe.com | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"I’m going to share with you a magical little machine that can turn your Instagram photos into a miniature slideshow.  Have you heard of the ProjecteoThe tiny Instagram projector? In one easy step, you can make your very own, and Projecteo will do the rest!  All you need to do is sign in with your Instragram account and pick nine of your favorite images.  They will then develop them on to a single frame of 35mm slide film which is inserted into a small black wheel.  Before you know it, your Projecteo and wheel of images will arrive together in the mail."

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Not only is this a cool little invention, but bringing back how our grandparents use to do slideshow vacation screenings, for the whole family. Having a bit of that nostalgic coming back, is pretty sweet. Also this site has a code for free shipping if you are interested, but to preserve some of those lasting memories, I will definitely be checking this out some more.

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Instagram Blog

Instagram Blog | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Instagram Today: 150 Million People Today we’re excited to announce that Instagram has grown to a community of more than 150 million people capturing and sharing moments every month.
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Heineken Using an Instagram Scavenger Hunt to Give Away US Open Tickets

Heineken Using an Instagram Scavenger Hunt to Give Away US Open Tickets | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
It's not just Facebook that is eager to unleash the money-making capabilities of Instagram, many companies use the service regularly to connect with their clients and build a brand presence. Heineken’s recent Crack the US Open competition is a great example.

The beer company has some tickets to the US Open Men’s Final to give away, but instead of using the old “pick a random Facebook fan” method, Heineken has taken to Instagram and created a while new account exclusively for this purpose.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

Heineken has decided to involve their company with Instagram. WIth their recent competition called 'Crack the US Open, and you basically end up playing 'I Spy,' to win the tickets.

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How I Shot a Plane Flying Through the Supermoon

How I Shot a Plane Flying Through the Supermoon | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"So an image of mine (@lightbrekkie) appears to be doing the rounds lately on Instagram and you may have seen it."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

If you're interested in seeing how @lightbrekkie captured this once-in-a-lifetime image, check out this article. It goes into depth about the techniques that were used.

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Four Years Later: Browse Through the First Photos Ever Posted to Instagram

Four Years Later: Browse Through the First Photos Ever Posted to Instagram | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"Four years (and one day) ago, Kevin Systrom posted the first ever photo to Instagram, then a new social network with an uncertain future and exactly one photo of a cute dog in its archives."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

It's only been four years since Instagram was released, and the social network has already become the standard photo sharing app among today's smartphone users. This article shows some of the first pictures posted on this now-popular platform.

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Seaside Resort Now Looking for a CIO -- A Chief Instagram Officer

Seaside Resort Now Looking for a CIO -- A Chief Instagram Officer | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

Are you a fan of social media? Is Instagram your go-to place to share your story with the world? Are you looking for a part-time summer job? 

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Bringing this pretty gem to your attention. A possible salary and vacation thrown into one. Want to snap pictures all day at a seaside resort and then posting them to Instagram? Click this article to get further details about your possible free week seaside getaway.

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Popular ‘Instagrammer’ Dan Rubin gives you the rundown on how to be a mobile photography pro

Popular ‘Instagrammer’ Dan Rubin gives you the rundown on how to be a mobile photography pro | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"One of the best ways to improve your smartphone photos is to introduce some apps to your workflow that expand your phone's photographic capabilities."

Jerome Okutho's insight:

This interesting article shares some useful tips about smartphone photography from instragram photographer, Dan Rubin. If you're curious about the tools photography pros use to capture interesting photos, this article is for you.

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It's Official: The First Instagram From Space Has Been Posted

It's Official: The First Instagram From Space Has Been Posted | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

"Taking one small step for photography (or is it ‘a photography’?) and one giant leap for Instagram, the first Instagram post from space was posted this past Monday by an astronaut currently residing at the International Space Station."


Jerome Okutho's insight:

Earlier this week an astronaut on the International Space Station posted an epic selfie from outer space. This is actually the first selfie ever taken from space.

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Are You Harnessing The Full Power Of Instagram? @ Weeder

Are You Harnessing The Full Power Of Instagram? @ Weeder | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

Whether you love or loathe Instagram, today’s post looks at just how powerful a tool it can be. Last week, a friend took a simple shot from his bedroom window. Within an hour, it was picked up by the AP, and began appearing in major publications nationally.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

What can Instagram do for you? Ever thought of the possibilities that you could encounter when it comes to placing a photo on Instagram. This article may open up your eyes to what can change for you.

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Pic A Moment App Turns Instagram Into an Easy-to-Browse Time Capsule

Pic A Moment App Turns Instagram Into an Easy-to-Browse Time Capsule | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Yes, we’re all fascinated by what you had for lunch. But sometimes actual news/history is shared in the Instagram universe, and now there’s a convenient new way to browse through and find pictures of those events.
Jerome Okutho's insight:

Pic A Moment is a unique photo app that lets you browse through all photos posted on Instagram in a unique and intuitive way. Users can select any location in the world and select a date to view all the pictures taken in that place at that time. You can check out this article for details about the app.

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5 tips for conquering Instagram

5 tips for conquering Instagram | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

Start Basic: Use your iPhone native camera to shoot -- that way you can adjust your images using Instagram or other apps and still save your original. If you're using another device, just make sure you're getting a quality image.


Get Fuzzy: If your subject is in front of a distracting or not-ideal backdrop, you can isolate it by creating "shallow depth of field" using the Tilt Shift tool. You can make a circular selection -- a face, for example -- or a linear one, great for creating fake miniatures.


Last words: Pre-set filters, tilt shift, light leaks, etc ... don't necessarily make good photos. Tey to use the time you spend editing photos to learn how you might take even better ones next time. And most importantly, get out and have fun!

Kitty Fisher's insight:

How do you conquer Instagram? Funny question right? Yeah that's what I thought until this article brought up some direct points. Especially when it comes to cropping the photos, since well only the center part of your photo will be cropped, unless you move to the left or right. But what is important is that you allow your creative spark shine through.

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Copyrights, Inspirational Photographs and the Projecteo...

Copyrights, Inspirational Photographs and the Projecteo... | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

Copyrights have been brought up over the pass few days, one maybe thanks to Facebook and how they keep changing privcay rules and, well rules in general. But to add this bit of advice again, if you are a photographer and you base your company on a social media outlet suh as Facebook. Please think again or have a strong watermark, because knowing that your work could be used in advertising that you will have no part of...can be damaging to your career.


Coming across inspirational images can be a common thing on any search engine. But between Northern Ireland, a surf capturing the perfect moment or a breath-taking photograph taken from a Hot Air Balloom in China...it's hard not to feel as if, you could take a photo just like that. Well these ideas let our imaginations run wild and that box we tend to stay in, gives us the jump to think outside of it. Take those colorful inspirations and come up with your very own.


Now Instagram has been talked about for the last year. But this little projector called 'Projecteo,' has to be an adorable invention. Well we put all our images on Instagram, you can now have them create small slides for your tiny projector. Who would have thought! For a fee and an article, where a lady tested it out and couldn't stop talking about it. I couldn't stop thinking that this already exists but the newer generation have no knowledge of the classic, projector and sildes. Now they can have fun with it and learn a little about history while in the process.

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5 of the Easiest Ways to Improve the Quality of Your Instagram Photos (how to)

5 of the Easiest Ways to Improve the Quality of Your Instagram Photos (how to) | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
Instagram’s built-in image processing effects have already improved user’s photos vastly. With a simple touch of preset filter, a photograph that was flat and poorly exposed can quickly become a vibrant and high contrast image. Portraits can be made more striking with the use of select focus. Photographs can easily be turned to black and white.  And the square format, which was really only found in fine art photography taken by medium-format cameras like the Hasselblad and Mamiya, has been given a second life with the emergence of Instagram. The square has a vintage feel to it, and allows lots of fun options for composition. When combined with the preset filters Instagram provides, the images can look like old vintage Polaroids from the 70’s.
Kitty Fisher's insight:

Improving our Instagram photos can be an easy trick. Using a filter to enhance the detailed quality or adding a vibrancy to the color can make the subject pop!

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NASA Officially Joins Instagram, Already Uploading Awesome Space Photography

NASA Officially Joins Instagram, Already Uploading Awesome Space Photography | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it

NASA opened its own Instagram account on September 6th, and since then has uploaded nine photos both old and new for your following pleasure. Even though there are only nine, we already have the classic Apollo 11 photo of the Earth rise over the moon.

Although there's no shortage of accounts on Instagram where you can see some great space photography courtesy of NASA, the space agency just upped the ante. In addition to offering another great place to look up space photography and keep up with NASA’s goings on, the account is also great for those who like their photos attached to an educational opportunity. Each photo comes complete with a detailed caption, explaining the phenomenon pictured or offering some interesting behind the scenes detail.

Kitty Fisher's insight:

For all the space and science kids out there, we finally have a view of what is happening outside of our planet.

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InstaPic Is A Full-Featured Instagram Client For Windows 8 With Upload Capability

InstaPic Is A Full-Featured Instagram Client For Windows 8 With Upload Capability | Mobile Photography | Scoop.it
The Windows platform doesn’t seem to be high in the priority list when it comes to many major apps, though third-party developers try to fill in the gap quite well.

Via Allmyapps, wrapframe
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