Instagram #Frame

Whilst awaiting to embark on my Final Major Project which begins next month, I have still been posting images onto my Instagram page with the Hashtag #Frame.

Soon we will will be given another keyword (hashtag) and uploading new images. Here is a selection of the images that I have uploaded:

All images © Richard Brochu-Williams

All Rights reserved

Images can be viewed at brochuwilliamsphotography on Instagram

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Flipagram App

It seems that everywhere that I look, I seem to find another photography app. The latest one I have found is “Flipagram”

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Flipagram

Flipagram.com. 2014. Flipagram. [online] Available at: http://flipagram.com [Accessed: 4 Jan 2014].

Flipagram is an app that enables you to easily create short video stories using your pictures that can be set to the music you like!

Flipagrams are a new way to create and share your pictures from your Facebook Account, Instagram and Camera Roll photos in a  short/micro video format. Flipagram is a service of Cheerful inc, and is located in Los Angeles, CA. Even though the pictures used are from your Facebook Account, Instagram and Camera Roll, Flipagram states that it is in no way affiliated with with any of these. The Flipagram app is available for free download on iOS and Android devices.

I have seen a few on Facebook that my friends have created but I have never actually used it myself, so I do not know too much about it. From what I have seen, the videos last no longer than 10 seconds (I do not know if this can be controlled in the settings) but I guess that this is the point, showing a number of images in an allocated time, much like that of the Vine app, which allows you to post videos of around 10 seconds on a loop and also Instagram now has it’s own version of the micro video of around 15 seconds, but to my knowledge Instagram does not have the facility to add music but I’m sure in time it will evolve. These apps can become one in the same after a while, as they try to compete with one another.

May the best app win!!!

Apps for Photography

Continuing on the theme of photography based apps, I came across an app called “Master your DSLR”. This app may be of interest to some photographers out there, especially amateur photographers who are not au fait with the DSLR. I always find that investigating in to what your camera can do is a good thing. I have often referred back to my manual and thought to myself “Well I never knew my camera did that!” but I find the best way to learn is to experiment with your camera’s functions and capabilities and by talking to other photographers.

I have left a link so that you can check out what the app has to offer. I believe that it retails at £2.99 and is available for download on iPad/iPhone/iPod.

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Master your DSLR app

Betterbook. 2014. Master Your DSLR Camera: A Better Way to Learn Digital Photography – Betterbook. [online] Available at: http://betterbook.inkling.com/book/master-your-dslr-camera/?ref=tb-1b-tablet [Accessed: 3 Jan 2014].

Photo Trends (Apps)

After looking into photo trends yesterday I decided to do a little more research into apps. Many I have seen before but have not paid too much attention to. One app I have noticed that a lot of my friends use on social media is “Pintrest“. Until now I have overlooked it, due to the amount of photography apps that I currently have on my iPad and have found myself deleting many because I had far too many for me to use and maintain. This app however may be worth me looking into, as it looks as though it could be a good way to showcase your work and share items with others.

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Pintrest

What is Pintrest?

Pinterest is a pinboard-style photo-sharing website that allows it’s users to create and manage their own theme-based image collections such as events, interests, hobbies and photographs. Users can browse other pinboards for images, “re-pin” images to their own pinboards, or “like” photos. The site was founded by Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra and Evan Sharp. Essentially Pinterest is a tool for collecting and organising things you love.

For photographers it is a place to not only showcase your own archive, but to collate the works of those who have inspired you and those you would like to emulate, it also comes along with handy tips and tutorials to help you along the way. Its visual format is perfectly suited for photographers.

References & Further Information

About.pinterest.com. 2013. What Is Pinterest?. [online] Available at: http://about.pinterest.com [Accessed: 2 Jan 2014].

PhotoVenture. 2012. 14 photography boards on Pinterest every photographer should follow – PhotoVenture. [online] Available at: http://www.photoventure.com/2012/10/15/14-photography-boards-on-pinterest-every-photographer-should-follow/ [Accessed: 2 Jan 2014].

Pinterest. 2014. Pinterest (pinterest). [online] Available at: http://www.pinterest.com/pinterest/ [Accessed: 2 Jan 2014].

Wikipedia. 2013. Pinterest. [online] Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinterest [Accessed: 2 Jan 2014].