Posts Tagged ‘instagram’

Red Bull Teams Up with Instagrammers to Document Cliff Diving in Stop Motion

Red Bull has an appreciation for the potential of mixing photography with death-defying stunts. If you need an example, look no further than some of the Red Bull Illume projects we’ve covered in the past.

But Red Bull’s most recent foray into photography didn’t have to do with epic light painting or expensive gear: instead, the company teamed up with three top U.K. Instagrammers to document the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in stop motion. Read more…

Satiregram Pokes Fun at Instagram Clichés by Posting Descriptions Instead of Photos

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The standard Instagram clichés are so… well… cliché that they’re an accepted part of our lives now. Photos of food and selfies are so much a part of our day-to-day existence that I’m only a little ashamed to say I did the former last night (birthday cake pic…) and the latter is now in the dictionary.

But Instagram clichés go beyond the selfie and the food pic, and that’s why @Satiregram exists: to point out and make fun of all of the photos we see filling up our Instagram feeds every day. Read more…

The Instagram Diet: Looking at Pictures of Food Curbs Appetite, Study Finds

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Believing the world cares what you had for lunch may still be a symptom of narcissism, but a recent study seems to indicate that it could at least be a useful form of narcissism.

The study, which was conducted by marketing researchers at Brigham Young University, found that the more time people spend looking at pictures of food, the less interested they become in actually eating that same foods. Results were published recently in the Journal of Consumer Psychology. Read more…

World’s First ‘Instagram Hotel’ Gives a Free Night’s Stay to Anyone with 10K+ Followers

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If you’re an Instagram junkie who can’t go a day or even an hour without posting something to the massive photo network, and you’re planning on going to Australia sometime in the near future, then do we ever have the hotel for you.

The 1888 Hotel in Sydney has so embraced the Instagram culture that they’re even willing to give away free nights to Instagrammers who prove themselves worthy. Read more…

Instagram and Anxiety of the Photographer – Part I

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Over a half a billion Apple iOS and Android systems have been sold, which means that there are now an unprecedented number of cameras in the world. This monumental increase in smartphone cameras has allowed for the dramatic increase of photos uploaded to social media sites.

I’m often overwhelmed by the fact that I can upload photos to Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Flickr, 500px, VSCOcam, Artflakes, Snapchat, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, EyeEM, and on, and on, and on. Through such apps, a half billion photos are uploaded to the Internet each day. The sheer scale and accelerated growth of mobile photography and social media integration, which I’ll call the new photography, has quickly changed photography in just a few short years. Read more…

Instagram Confirms that Ads Will Soon be Showing Up in US Users’ Feeds

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We knew that it was only a matter of time before Instagram bit the bullet and started adding advertisements to the app, and now the news is official. The Facebook-owned company itself has confirmed that ads will indeed be showing up in US users’ feeds “in the next couple of months.” Read more…

Pope Francis is Getting Ready to Take to Instagram

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Having already racked up more than 3 million followers on Twitter, Pope Francis is ready to spread some photographic love soon with a full-on Instagram presence, according to Vatican sources. Read more…

Typical Cappuccino Instagram Shot Turns Into Awesome Wasp Photobomb

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Never let anyone tell you to stop taking photos of your food… not because you should be proud of the habit, but because it might someday lead to an accidentally awesome photo like the one above: a wasp photobomb. Read more…

Instagram Hits 150 Million Monthly Active Users, Adds 50 Million in 6 Months

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There’s no denying Instagram is extremely popular, but where some might be thinking (or maybe hoping) that the photo sharing app’s growth is slowing down, that doesn’t seem to be the case. According to numbers released by the company itself, Instagram just broke the 150 million monthly active user mark. Read more…

NASA Officially Joins Instagram, Already Uploading Awesome Space Photography

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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 by officially joining the social photo sharing platform itself. Read more…