Hey there. I'm new around here. Been reading pop photo mag for a while now and figured it was time to get connected.
This year I’m trying my hand at another photo-a-day challenge. A few years back I attempted to do a project 365 with my Canon G10 and 5D but the process of having to transfer photos, edit them and then post them from my computer proved to be a cumbersome one to keep up on daily. I started missing days and then just gave up.
This year I’m trying something a bit different. I’m using only my iPhone and the Instagram app to take the photos. Once the photo is taken I can post it directly from my phone to my 365 blog. So within 30 seconds I have taken and posted the photo for each day. It’s been nearly a month and I’ve really enjoyed it so far. Take a look and be sure to follow the blog daily to see what fun things I come up with throughout the year!
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There are two pips in a beaut,
four beauts in a lulu,
eight lulus in doozy,
and sixteen doozies in a humdinger.
Nobody knows how many humdingers are in a lollapalooza.
I would think this would be boring to follow from day to day. The best use, in my opinion, would be to see the photos as a fast slide show at the end of the year. To get the most out of your efforts you might want to find a way to bring all of the images down to a single folder where you can work with them.
I understand that for some people it may not be the most exciting thing to follow day-to-day, especially for someone who doesn't know me. While having other people enjoy the blog is great, the real excitement for me is the fact that it's an iPhone only blog. So often I focus on my gear and all of the technical aspects of photography that I forget the most important thing – have fun. So rather than be limited by the simplicity of the iPhone camera I'm trying to embrace it and create some great photos and memories when I can.
Any suggestions for how to put the photos together at the end of the year would help though. I'll probably design a book for myself to keep but I do really like the idea of a slideshow to show them all at once.
Nice idea Brian. You are so right about the speed and ease of iPhone image handling,sharing,uploading...with the new Mac OS and it interoperability/integration with Facebook and Twitter, it's just sooooo easy to upload a photo, from wherever one happens to be. The increased ease and speed of file-handling that the iPhone has is one of the types of technological innovation and advancements that Thom Hogan has written about on his web site. He thinks the camera makers need to focus much more on INTEGRATING the way their cameras work with the lives of real users. I know if *I* want to shoot a photo to share with Facebook, I think first of my iPhone and *not* my d-slr gear...