Kleine reality-check

“I did ended up getting like 10 more followers that day (which it did felt like an avalanche of people), and though I’m just another passionate ‘snapshot’ photographer in this sea of ‘photographers’ that instagram carries, I wonder, what is the real ‘value’ of a ‘like’?

To me a ‘like’ is worth nothing. Zero. Nada. In my experience, I learnt a bunch of stuff, for example: Were ‘my’ 82 likes better than ‘their’ 999 or vice versa?, Nope. Is the photo any better after those 999?, No. Am I a better photographer for getting 999 instead of ‘just’ 82?, definitely not.”

via Does 999 likes make a photo better? – INSPIRED EYE.

2014 Social Media Image Size Cheat Sheet

Post je zelf wel eens een foto op een van vele sociale media? Weet je ook welk formaat gevraagd wordt? Indien niet, dan kan het overzicht op onderstaande website helpen. Komen aan bod: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram en YouTube.

via 2014 Social Media Image Size Cheat Sheet | Constant Contact Blogs.


“Earlier this year we gave you a list of 27 highly talented photographers who make your Instagram feeds look like cave art. That compendium of jaw-dropping artists only scratched the surface of smartphone beauty, so we’ve gone back into the depths of social media and put together another round-up of truly beautiful Instagram photography. Behold, 27 more people you need to follow right now.”

U dient wel te weten dat “highly talented” en “beautiful” heel rekbare en subjectieve begrippen zijn.

via 27 More Photographers You Need To Follow On Instagram Right Now.

Instagram: Democratisation of Photography?

Volledig akkoord met onderstaande opinie. Eveneens in het artikel wordt geopperd dat (waarschijnlijk voorlopig) men geen foto’s zal afdrukken. Eigenlijk is dat ook niet het doel. Instagram is om te delen en om mee te delen.

“Instagram then does not become the final platform of displaying one’s work, but just a new way of communicating themselves to the world. If this is the case, perhaps Instagram does not serve as a threat to traditional photography, but an additional language to connect with an audience.”