Posts Tagged ‘instagram’

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…

Instagram Unveils ‘Instagram Direct,’ Lets You Send Pics and Video to Specific People

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Today was the day of the mystery Instagram event that had many a tech site speculating about what the Facebook-owned image sharing giant would announce. A couple of sources were close, but there’s no longer any need to speculate because Instagram has let the cat out of the bag, and that cat’s name is Instagram Direct.

Already live as I write this, Instagram Direct is a new service that will allow users to send direct messages complete with text and either photos or videos to a select group of people, rather than sharing them with your entire follower base. Read more…

Pioneering Photographer Robert Cornelius Credited With World’s First Selfie c. 1839

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Selfie, schmelfie! How self-absorbed do you really have to be to spend all of 20 seconds pointing a phone at yourself and tapping a few buttons? But a process that requires up to 15 minutes of statue-still posing, exposure to hazardous chemicals and construction of custom camera? Now that’s something worth bragging about.

So all hail pioneering American photographer Robert Cornelius, whose rough but certainly recognizable image, taken mere months after Louis Daugerre revealed his daguerrotype process in 1839, is undoubtedly the world’s first photographic self-portrait and may even be the first photographic portrait of any kind. Read more…

Star Wars Inaugurates Instagram Account with Darth Vader Selfie

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What do you do when you’re not busy destroying rebel planets, choking out generals and dealing with traumatizing father issues? Why, you grab a quality selfie and upload it to Instagram of course. Read more…

Holiday Food Photos Help Instagram Set New Upload Record on Thanksgivukkah

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“Put down that phone and eat!” That’s what a lot of frustrated cooks must have been yelling Thursday, as Instagram set a new one-day record for uploads thanks to the overlapping of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah. Read more…

Instagram Account Photoshops Selfies if You Ask… Sometimes Even if You Don’t

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Here’s a new way to be violated in the social media era: Post a photo of yourself on Instagram, then wait for somebody you don’t know and didn’t authorize to repost an edited version that looks vaguely like you, except shinier and with a lot more makeup. Read more…

Boomf Makes Instagram Photos Edible by Printing Them on Marshmallows

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This might just be one of those services both the loves and haters of Instagram will like. Because while other services print your Instagram shots on magnets or postcards, Boomf prints them on… marshmallows.

So, you see, if you like Instagram you get to turn your favorite photos into edible confections, and if you don’t, you get to eat all of those pretentious selfies, food shots and cappuccino pictures you so despise. As Michael Scott would say: “win win win.” Read more…