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Category Archives: iPhone
I do like a bit of Instagram but one of the things that bugs me about it is once all your iPhone pictures have been imported into your Lightroom library there is no easy way of just viewing the Instagram photos… or so I thought. I always shoot photos with the standard iPhone camera then import them into Instagram. This means that one in five of my iPhone photos are processed with Instagram, and filtering them can be a bit of a pain.
StickyGram enables you to turn your Instagram images in to sets of nine 5cm by 5cm magnets. That’s a decent little size because at 5cm wide your older 600 pixel wide Instagram images will print a 300 dpi so there is no compromise on quality.
If you’re living, working or studying in Brighton you could enter the second Create in Brighton competition. It’s an Instagram competition and all you have to do to enter is upload a photo to Instagram and tag it with #hiddendepthsbrighton and follow @createinbrighton on Instagram to be in with a chance of winning a £1000 cash.Continue reading
I recently spent the weekend with a film crew from O2’s Guru YouTube channel. They are making a set of films about different creative people and how mobile technology fits into there life. I am the second person they shot, the first was trainer designer / customizer Daniel Reese, check out his film here. They filmed me as I documented an average weekend in Brighton which culminating in me putting up a photo montage on a beach hut. If what goes on on the video looks fun to you, you might want to check out one of my weekend photography courses so you can join the fun.
Instagram has been all over the news recently with the announcement that it’s being purchased by Facebook for one billion dollars. If by some small chance you don’t know what Instagram is you can read a review I wrote here. Stephen Dowling wrote a piece for the BBC online magazine titled “Has Instagram made everyone’s photos look the same?”. I was one of the Instagram users he interviewed, you can read the article in full here. I thought it would be nice to post my responses to Stephen’s questions in full in case you’re curious for more.
Just over a year ago I reviewed an app for the iPhone called Everyday. The premise is quite simple, it prompts you to take a photo of yourself every day or at an interval that you set. I get prompted 3 times a day, that way even if I miss one photo I would never miss a whole day.
Below is the resulting movie, it’s made from 730 frames displayed at 10 frames a second, you see roughly 3 days every second. The sound track was specially crafted by Malcolm Goldie. Watch the beard grow!
Over the next few months I will have work on display at three exhibitions, two in Brighton and one in Berkeley, California. The shows are: Analogue, Instaland and a good old Open House (but not my house).
For the past 2 months I have been using a little iPhone application called Everyday. The app was inspired by photographer Noah Kalina, and I first heard about it after attending a talk by Noah. Noah is best known for taking a picture of himself everyday for the past 11 years. You can see the first 5 years of his project in this YouTube video, which has been viewed almost 20 million times.
When you first start using Everyday there is not much to write home about, but after a while you will start to love it! The premise is simple; take a photo of yourself at regular intervals. Once you have enough, you can make a time-lapse video of your self, creeping towards the grave. I have mine set to prompt me 3 times a day at 9AM, 12PM and 9PM. You can set it to prompt you as much or as little as you want.