Should you feature a photo on a news website that’s been filtered in Instagram? This discussion and demo addresses the many ways in which the rise of social photography is affecting creative expression and what place that has in news publishing and journalism. Join two of the most popular photographers in the Instagram community as they demonstrate how to build images so you can do it, too.
That’s it for #NOFILTER! They could’ve answered questions and continued the debate all day.
Media companies have some incredibly low-hanging fruit in Instagram and other social communities — be where your readers and viewers are.
— Amy Bartner (@AmyBartner) September 21, 2012
The debate about whether adding an Instagram filter to a photo is the same as Photoshopping/altering has started. Claire says it is the same, Richard disagrees.
— Nancy Andrews (@NancyAndrews) September 21, 2012
The main presentation is over — taking questions now. Claire O’Neill asks what make someone a professional, and says that these social tools might not “make everyone a Jimi Hendrix”, but it might make them all a Johnny Cash — different, but no less worthy.
Richard’s response is that he only considers himself a professional — and it’s hard for him — because he got paid to take photos.
Any questions that relate to mobile photography? Instagram? Email Richard Koci Hernandez at email@example.com.
“Love your experiments, as you would an ugly child,” Richard said.
ProCamera, Hipstamatic, Filterstorm — delete your iPhone camera app and download one of those, Richard says.
— Jennifer Gaie Hellum (@jghellum) September 21, 2012
Photographers have a fear that the popularity of Instagram now means everyone is/can be a photographer — but Richard says the best will always rise to the top. “You can’t put lipstick on a pig. A bad photograph is still a bad photograph.”
— Toni Tabora-Roberts (@ttr_the_engager) September 21, 2012
Richard Koci Hernandez says you can take a photo on your expensive camera and then Instagram it later. You don’t just have to shoot with your phone! Not only that, but they don’t have to all be square.
“There’s a way to use this platform to your advantage.”