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Instagram World: This Is Where I Live

If you're into digital photography, you own and iphone and enjoying social networking you MUST create and account on instagram. This free application allows user to photo, filter, title, tag and upload photos. Additionally, it allows users to comment and discuss the photos. Since its enception it's been a very open community, so it's not suprise when it creators established an open API for developers to create add-ons and functionality for instagram users...

Vivian Maier – We Only Know You Now

My Wife Shannon saw a side of me that few witness when I turned a corner in the Metropolitan Meusum Of Art in New York City and I walked into a sea of Van Gogh's work and became to cry. Now, I'm an overly sensative artistic type to begin with; but it's rare that I'm moved by visual imagery as I consumed so much of it on a daily basis. So those moments are rare indeed. So I didn't expect to get 'hit' with this kind of gut shot the day back to work from my Christmas Holiday, until I met Vivian Maier due to the tireless efforts of one John Maloof.

Instagram - Popularity In An Instant!

I'm not sure what I find more amusing, that Flickr, Snapfish or Picasa didn't figure this out faster, or that this is such a simple and in genius way to share photos it can't help but become popular. It's always been said there are no new ideas only ideas that are made better, so has Instagram accomplished with this fun, free, social iphone application.

It's dreadfully simple. Download it, profile yourself (and it has a admirably longer listing of social networks beyond twitter and facebook, yes there are others) and start shooting. Additionally the application gives you a wonder myriad of presets filters you can instantly make your photo look like something crappy from the 70's that would have made your father bitch out the guy at the Fotomat. Yes, I said Fotomat. I still find it amusing with all the cool tools we have to make your consumer photography look like a million bucks that we're all still infatuated with the look and feel or a bygone ear.

Instagram makes it simple as you import and add friends to your social photobook and it expands with the shots from your posse. You can "Like" and comment on pics too. It's no wonder that it's flying off the charts as far as recent downloads. You can also:

  • Post as many photos as you want for free
  • Assign location information to your photo like a "checkin" (Including Foursquare)
  • View the most popular instagram photos from around the world

Give it a try, if you like it please find me and let's start shooting!

Posted on October 15, 2010 and filed under Applications, Photography, Social Media, Trends.