Instagram has been the craze on Facebook for months now because it gives awesome effects to photos taken through a cellphone camera. In this article, we will tackle the effect of Instagram to photography in General, is it a threat to the photography society?
INSTAGRAM – it is a free application in your smartphones. It allows you to put a digital filter in your photos before uploading it straight to your social network accounts.
It is founded in year 2010 by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. Kevin Systrom is the CEO, co-founder of the application instagram. After graduating from Stanford University, Kevin worked as an intern at Odeo before it became known as Twitter. Later on he spent two years working for Google as a pioneer which handles Gmail, Google reader, and other accounts. He has a great passion for photography that fits well in producing Instagram. As for Kevin’s co-founder Mike Krieger, he also graduated from Stanford University where he studied Human-Computer Interaction. When he was still studying, he worked as an intern at Microsoft as a software developer, then after graduating, he then worked for almost two years at Meebo as a user experienced designer where he got the chance to meet Kevin and join him with his journey in developing Instagram.
Instagram Effects On The Photo Just To Look Good
Because of their love for photography, they thought of solving some basic flaws that’s usually being a problem when taking picture. They gathered some flaws when taking pictures through mobile phones. For an instance, the appearance of mobile pictures which come out looking mediocre, downloading the picture for effects then download it again for uploading and manually editing effects on the photo just to look good, but eat a lot of time. With instagram, these problems are being solved because you don’t have to spend so much time just to make your photos look good, like a snapshot taken by professionals, and then you can instantly share it on multiple social sites.
As a kid, Kevin really loves cameras. He likes the fact that you can “instantly” take a moment of memory in a snapshot. Then after taking pictures, it’s being sent to other places or been given to other people like “telegram”. So as they go back in time and reminisce, they thought of combining the word instant and telegram into Insta-Gram.
The more this application becomes popular, the more it affects taking pictures. These are some examples of the ways how Instagram affected photography in General.
- Newbie don’t need DSLRs for taking a good snapshot, all they need is an iPhone, smartphone or any other android phone to get the shot they like.
- Photos are easily shared. All you have to do is choose some effects then upload it instantly on your social media accounts. With Instagram, you can share it on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Flicker and Foursquare in just one click.
- It doesn’t eat much of your time to put effects on your snapshots. As it says… it’s “instant”. Most people nowadays are on the go, they don’t have time to edit and make their pictures look better (not everyone though).
- Soon, Instagram would be affecting the sales of bulky DSLRs. Cameras on Smart phones are in continuous advancement. Before, there’s no zoom feature but now you can zoom, control ISO, and control various effects like mono, sephia and etc.
Will you still carry a bulky DSLR if you already have Instagram? Well, that really depends on how you live your love for photography. If you’re into professional photography, I bet you still prefer using your bulky, lens changing, manual cameras rather than taking snapshots out of your smartphones. As to simple picture lovers who doesn’t own DSLRs, good there’s a thing called Instagram that you can download on your smart phones! We all have different artistic eyes. Sometimes, the way we see some things are not the same on how others see it. With or without Instagram… just live your life taking snapshots of your memories.