Three years and 150 million users later, Instagram, the photo sharing service that launched on October 6, 2010 is growing up — it needs to sell ads and make money. And as it grows up, I can say my love for it hasn’t diminished.
Instagram has come up with a nifty hack that uses data from phones sensors to automagically straighten photos — which in turn means, you will get more likes and your followers will enjoy the photos more. Just don’t ask me why!
iPhones with 5- and 8-megapixel cameras are turning a lot of people into better and more prolific photographers. The Swedish company behind Foap, which lets anyone sell iPhone pictures through their app, has changed its quality standards and is offering a better incentive for users.
In my original review of the camera, I noticed a purple glow in the left corner of my image. Since there was a blue diode on the speaker and my desk lamp was blue, I assumed it was reflections off the blue materials. I was wrong.
The iPhone 5’s new camera lens isn’t a gigantic improvement. But where Apple does make more significant advances is the software. My tests shots show the iPhone 5 has faster photo capture, better low-light performance, and improved noise reduction.
Will the new iPod touch turbocharge iPhoneography to new levels and put the point-and-shoot on the death row? My view: iPhoneography works because it is convenient, thanks to built in connectivity and has access to apps, both for editing or sharing.
If you had told me even a year ago that more than 60 percent of the photos I take would never touch my Mac, I’d have laughed. But it’s true. Here’s a walk through my heavily iOS (and Mac) powered digital photography workflow.
The trends have been in place for a while — sales of standalone cameras are in decline thanks to the growing popularity of camera phones. No amount of whiz-bang technology can compete with convenience. It is also redefining photography, thanks to network connections and apps.