This project is all about a sweet discovery; a trip down memory lane; a chance to catch a rare moment and have it documented for posterity. I’ve been doing this for around eight years now, and the process has become so much more than just a quick trip to the photo lab. The photos I take are my memories and my stories.
So the project is all about taking photos that capture the moment, no matter how fleeting it may be. But more than that, its about being present in the moment. I’ve done a lot of this project with my DSLR, and the camera takes up a lot of space, so its easy to forget to take photos when you’re running around. To counteract this, I’ve started storing photos on my phone and putting them on Instagram (and in my phone’s photo album).
I think part of the reason for my photos being on Instagram is because I thought I would have to pay for them to be on there. Turns out I don’t… but I do have a bunch right here. I’ve been using Instagram for a little while now, and the more I use it, the more I like it. And with all of the cool, new features Instagram is offering it feels like a natural place to share photos of cool, new things.
Instagram has become such a social networking site that it’s not hard to imagine a day when a user of the service can be a photojournalist and the photos they can post will appear in the online press. I’m not sure what will happen when a photojournalist has an iPhone, but I’m sure it will happen.
Instagram certainly has that potential for photographers, so I imagine more and more people will flock to the service to take advantage of its features. Of course, as more people become photographers, the competition will get much, much more fierce. I can’t imagine if Instagram went the way of all social networking sites the service could ever be. It would be like the video-on-demand service that was forced on everyone by the government.
Instagram is already a huge part of the photography industry, so I think it is only a matter of time before it becomes the dominant photo-sharing service. It would also be an interesting study in how much time we are wasting.
Photography is a huge industry, and for good reason. It is a way to get creative in a way that other mediums don’t offer. And Instagram is just one of many other services that have a similar mission.
I don’t think it will be long before we see Instagram in the mainstream. For now, it seems that it’s only a matter of time before the mainstream takes notice and adopts the service. People on Instagram are already making their photos visible on the web, and I think it’s likely that eventually more and more photos will become public domain. I am sure that it’ll happen sooner than you think, but I think we’ll be surprised.
The photo-sharing service Instagram is relatively new, launched in 2012, but already has a fairly large following. It is, however, not really a platform for sharing photos. It is, however, a platform for sharing images. The pictures you take on Instagram are uploaded to Instagram, and then you can browse through them, see the people you like, and maybe try to send them a link or a message. Its a great way to share images without having to actually upload them to the site.
Instagram is a bit of a pain to use if you have a lot of photos on your phone (I don’t). But it is an excellent way to share images with friends and family and people who don’t have phones (like me). I’ve also found that this service, and its cousin Snapchat, work really well for sharing pictures of you with your loved ones, so they don’t have to download a photo app or an app to share.