Yesterday at a food shoot for one of our photographers, as soon as she got the last shot, the digital tech jumped up out of his seat and said, "those are awesome, I gotta get that on Instagram!"
There's no doubt that you've heard about the free app that allows one to alter images (coloring, borders, add filters) and share with various social networks at the tap of a finger! We've all heard about the astronomical amount of money Facebook paid to acquire Instagram, ($1 Billion) a company that has zero revenue. It's all the rage these days and I'm totally guilty of being an Instagram user (and lover...)
So what's all the hype about? How does the development of apps such as Instagram and Hipstamatic make "everyone is a photographer"? And most importantly, what does it mean for the photography industry? (more after jump)
You can find LOADS of information (and we mean loads... from essays to articles) on the "Instagram debate" but we came across one particular blog post that we found to outline the positives and negatives written by the chairman and co-founder of PhotoShelter, Allen Murabayashi. Take a look here: Why Instagram Is Terrible for Photographers, And Why You Should Use It
Where do you weigh in on the issue? Go ahead, when you're out tonight at happy hour or at the dinner party this weekend, ask people what they think and report back!
Enjoy the weekend!