I’ll admit I haven’t been using Instagram a lot of late, now sparked by their upcoming changes to their Terms of Service, I’ve decided to delete my account. I’m going to go back to using Flickr again, you’re welcome to join me.
Stupid kids and their awesome talent. Note: I’m not one bit jealous, not at all.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, we’ve all heard of the 365 day projects – where a photographer takes a photo of something in their life every day for a year.
One photographer, a young fellow named Alex Stoddard, not only finished the project BUT is just 17 years old and has created a remarkable body of work in the process. Think you don’t have anything to learn from a 17 year old photographer?
Seriously though, check out his photos. The guy has talent no doubt.
It’s sad, really. For years, I spent tons of time on Flickr. I added photos, wrote comments, joined groups and made friends.
No one I used to interact with is there anymore. I don’t upload large photo sets anymore. I don’t visit groups anymore, or read comments or favorite things.
Stephen Hackett deleted his flickr account, and based on his reasoning above I cannot blame him as I’ve had the same things kicking around in my head for a while.
flickr feels old and tired now. It’s tough to do something completely new with a photo hosting and sharing website, and of course flickr still does those things quite well, but I’ve found myself getting involved in the ‘social’ side increasingly less and less.
Of late I have mostly been using flickr for backing up photos that I’ve completed editing, and for a handful of images I use on the blog here. Since I picked up a Drobo Pro recently, and have a pretty rock solid backup routine in place, that final bit of value flickr has held for me has all but disappeared.
Time to delete….err once I finish uploading the photos used on the blog here to S3 or somewhere.
There’s a new update to everyone’s favourite iPhone ye olde photography social network app out, Instagram. And it’s quite nice. There’s a new feature, Lux. A new filter, Sierra. And there’s been a few tweaks to the UI.
Go update now, it’s definitely worth it.
When I give talks or have students at my workshop there are a few questions that always surface, and a very common one is “What is a typical day for you like?” My immediate response is “Depends on which day you’re talking about. Pick one: Blogger, Photographer, Troublemaker, Traveler.” Of course I know they want to know what being a photographer is like so I thought I’d take Demaris’ lead and create A Day In The Life for myself.
Matt creates one of my favourite cooking blogs, and his photography skills are pretty much second to none in the food business. It’s quite interesting to get a glimpse of an average day for him. 4am starts though, ouch! Early to bed, early to rise….I guess.