Posts Tagged ‘instagram’

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

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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. Read more…

State of the Blog Address and a Preview of Coming Attractions in 2014

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First things first: Happy New Year! Whether you’re in Berkeley, CA, Bucharest, Romania or Shanghai, China, it’s now 2014 for everyone, and we want to start off the new year by thanking you all for a phenomenal 2013. You guys and gals are the reason we get up in the morning and stay up nights wracking our brains to figure out how we can make this site the best photo blog in the world.

And so, before we start making that happen and hit 2014 running, we thought we’d take a moment (as we do every year) and deliver our “state of the blog address” in which we let you know where we’re at, and give you a peek at where we’re going. Read more…

Compile a Personal ‘Best Of’ Video From Your 2013 Instagram Posts with Statigram

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Maybe you thought year-end ‘best-of’ lists were only for desperate journalists trying to survive the holiday news doldrums or news agencies looking to wow you with the photographs they compiled over the course of the year. Au contraire. Read more…

David Guttenfelder on What It’s Like to be a Photojournalist Inside North Korea

In 2011, former AP president Tom Curly had the ambitious idea that the AP should establish a bureau in North Korea, and the photographer the agency ended up sending to the country is a man you should, by now, be very familiar with: David Guttenfelder.

Guttenfelder’s images, both in newspapers and on Instagram, have given the whole world a peek behind North Korea’s own Iron Curtain, and in the video above he explains the power of photography as if pertains to this secretive and isolated world. Read more…

Iran Temporarily Shut Down Instagram this Weekend, Then Denied it Ever Happened


In most countries around the world, it’s taken for granted that if you’d like to share a photo of your lunch or cat (even if, just maybe, you shouldn’t) Instagram is ready and able to help you accomplish your goal. Of course, that’s not true everywhere, as the people of Iran found out yesterday. Read more…

Astronauts Beam Down an Epic Christmas Eve Spacewalk Portrait

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Well, if you’re gonna put a portrait of your mug on Instagram for the whole world to see, this is the way to do it. Taken from outside the ISS during one of the two spacewalks required to replace a faulty water pump, this selfie-like portrait (it is NOT a selfie, contrary to just about every headline you’ll read) was uploaded to NASA’s Instagram account yesterday. Read more…

Leica Brazil Lets Interested Customers Buy the Leica C Directly Through Instagram

The popularity of Instagram as a place where you can buy or sell goods (both legal and otherwise) is well-established, but we were still surprised to find out that Leica Brazil has begun selling one of its cameras straight through the photo sharing site. Read more…

British Journal of Photography Focuses on Smartphone Photos With FLTR Magazine

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Those who see iPhoneography as some kind of barbarian invasion may want to give their DSLRs an extra hug after hearing this: The venerable British Journal of Photography has launched a new e-magazine all about smartphone photography and available only as an iPhone app. Read more…

How Idiotic Instagram Selfies Earned a 19-Year-Old Criminal 142 Felony Counts

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This was NOT a good week for moronic criminals with access to Instagram. After posting a bunch of ill-advised selfies on the photo sharing site, a Florida teenager now finds himself behind bars and facing 142 felony counts thanks to his oversharing habit. Read more…

Most Instagrammed Locations and Cities of 2013 Revealed, as Well as Most-Liked Photo

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Every time we decide to post something about Instagram, we go through a bit of an internal dilemma. On the one hand, it’s the most popular photo sharing app in the world, and many photographers have used it to great effect — for those reasons alone we can’t exactly ignore it. On the other hand, a solid percentage, perhaps even a majority, of you guys hate the app with a passion that defies our collective vocabulary to describe.

So we’ve come up with a solution. In a second we’re going to tell you what the most Instagrammed locations and cities, as well as the most-liked photo, of 2013 were, and if you hate Instagram we’re going to suggest that you (get this) don’t read on… crazy, we know. So here goes. Read more…