I love VSCO, and always recommend their smartphone app to mentoring clients and Instagram friends who want to develop an atmospheric & moody style. I’ve been using it for so long that it’s easy to forget how baffling I once found it; definitely on a par with Snapchat for strange navigation and counterintuitive interfaces. Swipe
Hashtags are not mysterious – they simply categorize posts into certain topics, and link to related content. Aside from the occasional humorous punchline or sotto voce descriptor, that’s really all they do – and yet many of us expect them to unlock unlimited Instagram growth, stardom & wealth. That’s not how the force works! That said,
You may have already read my initial response to the news of the changes to Instagram that I wrote when the news was first announced. This post is a supplement to that. Today I’m seeing about 75% of my followings post an image asking people to turn on their notification alerts for their account. Some
My love affair with the iPhone was born out of convenience. Heavily pregnant and desperately nesting, I had no time or energy to pull out my DSLR & go through the rigmorall of hooking it up to the churning harddrive of my aging computer. At the same time, I kept seeing tutorials on Pinterest for taking better iPhone shots.
Selfies are a funny phenomenon, aren’t they? Since the advent of Myspace and forward-facing cameras they’ve developed this terrible reputation for vanity, duck-face-pouts and self indulgence. But for many of us, the truth is that being on-camera is an awkward and uncomfortable experience, and self portraits are a powerful tool against that. BUT WHY DO
Another retrospective look at how I would do things differently, with the benefit of a little hindsight… Funnily enough, people often cite these as my most helpful posts – and Lord knows I don’t need much encouragement to criticise myself! Previous instalments here and here. A photo posted by Sara (@me_and_orla) on Jun 29, 2015
If you’re a DSLR user, you’ll already know all about white balance – but for the uninitiated, here’s a quick definition: White balance (WB) is the process of removing unrealistic color casts, so that objects which appear white in person are rendered white in your photo. Proper camera white balance has to take into account
Do you feel confident taking photographs in public? It’s something a lot of people struggle with – made especially tricky if, like me, you’re an introvert who tends to photograph the things that other people overlook. If you let the thoughts in, they can become a major barrier to taking the images you want – are