The head of Instagram Adam Mosseri appeared to double down on the company's commitment to video in the face of large-scale criticism of recent changes to the app.
VSCO is rolling out Spaces, its social network-like community feature, to all users starting today. The company positions Spaces as a new way to connect with other creators through shared galleries and visual conversations.
Instagram is testing a change that turns all video posts uploaded to the platform into Reels in what is likely a move to increase engagement with its top-performing offering.
Instagram has been is struggling with an identity crisis and is failing to resonate with young people. Despite this, it managed to be the number one most downloaded app globally in the last quarter of 2021.
Canon has announced that it is developing a virtual reality (VR) software platform that it is calling Kokomo. It is designed with the intention of changing human communication by combining VR with "immersive" Canon camera-powered video calls.
Instagram head Adam Mosseri has revealed that the social media platform will put an even bigger focus on its video features, such as Reels, in 2022. There will also be a focus on improving the app's messaging service, monetized content creator tools, and transparency.
A photographer has been collecting undeveloped film from long-forgotten cameras found in secondhand shops. Not always successful, but the quest has yielded never-before-seen personal photos that get archived in a series titled "Someone Else's."
In a series of short videos that went viral on Instagram and YouTube, motion animator Kevin Parry cleverly edits himself turning into a wide variety of random things in a seamless motion, from a banana, to a balloon, to a pile of snow.
Some Instagram users have received notifications that claim they have violated the app's Community Guidelines and will no longer be able to use link stickers -- a decision that financially harms creators and artists, particularly those in the adult industry.
Instagram is retiring the swipe-up link feature in Stories that allows users to direct their audience to external websites and will use link stickers -- with additional business customization features -- instead.
In a bid to compete in a growing market, Facebook has announced plans to pay $1 billion to creators to incentivize influencers to join and use its platform and products.
Poparazzi has launched a new photo-sharing network app that bans selfies, image filters, hashtags, and instead focuses on users taking and sharing photos of others has skyrocketed to the top of the app store.
Instagram plans to release new tools that will help influencers profit from the app more than before, including a marketplace to find brand sponsorships.
The past few years have made it abundantly clear that platforms hold disproportionate power in the online sphere – from Uber to Grubhub to Amazon. Online success is predicated on building both utility as well as a critical mass of users, and for that, platforms should be congratulated.
Instagram has announced that you can now schedule posts on the social network, provided you are signed up as a business account and using an approved third-party scheduling service. This new automation will streamline the Instagram workflow for those who are using the image-sharing app.
Following in the footsteps of Snapchat's Spectacles, there is a new kid on the block in the world of camera sunglasses: Acton. The company has created a new pair of sunglasses called ACE Eyewear that can shoot photos and videos and post them to Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.
Shootlr is a new iOS and Android app that turns selfies and photo taking into a social experience that you do with friends and family. Instead of shooting and sharing selfies and snaps yourself, you can use the app to request pictures from others.
Dogs are said to be man's best friend. But they are often neglected and left to die by their owners in places around the world.
When nine photographers from as far away as India, Hong Kong and Croatia descend upon Newburgh along the Hudson River, 60 miles north of New York City, the question asked most by Newburghers and our friends and family was, "why Newburgh?" The short answer is we are documenting a historic town on the cusp of a revival.
This week marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina ravaging the city of New Orleans. Photographer Seph Lawless was recently commissioned by The Guardian to use his camera to explore and document the aftermath of the storm as it appears a decade after its landfall.
It looks like 500px is putting its recent $13M in funding to good use: the company today announced a redesigned app for iOS that focuses on simplicity, personalization, and social. The company's goal is to showcase user photographs better and to make them more discoverable for other users on iPhones and iPads.
KFC Romania wants to help you make your life appear more exciting on social media. The restaurant chain's new 'Fakation' campaign features new tray liners that display photos from vacation spots around the world. You're supposed to use the photos as backgrounds to create fake vacation photos for sharing online.
"Boundaries" is a project by photographer Allaire Bartel that aims to capture what it feels like to be a woman in an atmosphere of male entitlement.
In the world of analog photography, "film swapping" is an activity in which two photographers each shoot through the same roll of film, creating random -- and often beautiful -- double exposure photographs in each frame.
dubble is an app that wants to bring that same experience to the world of digital photography. It allows people from around the world to create random double exposure photos with each other.
Instagram has officially passed the 300 million user mark, making it more popular than Twitter (which reported 284 million six weeks ago).
As more and more cameras make their way into smartcamera territory, there are countless DSLRs that could very easily get left in the dust.
But that won’t be the case if Lumera Labs has its way, thanks to Lumera, a clever little device that connects your DSLR to your phone to give it connectivity and better features.
They say not judge a book by its cover, for photographer Joel Parés' series "Judging America," that's exactly what he wants you to do... at first. Presented as simple portrait GIFs, Parés wants you to start by judging the book -- or in this case person -- by his or her ethnicity, profession, or sexual orientation, and then, just as you've decided what it is you want to believe about the person you're looking at, he reveals the reality.
As much as Photokina is about cameras, lenses and accessories, camera companies are certainly not limited to these things where the trade show is concerned. Leica proved that today with their new online platform, Leica Fotopark.
The long-awaited Polaroid 'Socialmatic' -- a square camera that looks like the Instagram app logo (which was, of course, inspired by a Polaroid camera in the first place) -- is one step closer to an official release. And now that Polaroid brought some prototypes with them to Photokina, the unwieldy digital instant camera is starting to look more and more like a potential flop.