Instagram New Terms of Service Could Be Just All The Excuse Users Need To Finally Quit

When Instagram got acquired by Facebook 8 months ago many Instagram users and other tech pundits were voicing their concern about how far Instagram could stay true to its original vision, and how much influence that Facebook would force upon its new subsidiary. Of course, we, the loyal users quickly brushed off all doubts, and [...]

By | December 18th, 2012|Instagram|5 Comments

How To Get More Followers On Instagram And Make It A Better Place At The Same Time

Before you brand me as superficial – attention seeker – power hungry narcissist, first I must tell you that this post it’s not about who can get the most followers, NO … that is not what I want you to take away after you finish reading this. This post is first and foremost is an exercise on how to be a better Instagram Citizen, it’s a list of best practices you should do to make, not just yours but everybody’s stay in Instagram more enjoyable. And then … lastly it’s a guideline on how to make the best of Instagram to get optimum exposure for your works (your photography). I’m hoping that after reading this we can all make Instagram a better place. Instagram is a social photo sharing app, with a big emphasis in ‘Social’. So, just like other ‘social’ apps out there, like Twitter or Facebook, the rules are similar. Of course in Instagram what differs is the photo. Our interaction, the social part, normally starts from the photo that we share. You can say that the photo is the glue here. The problem is, just like in other social app situation, there is not much ‘interaction’ we can do when we only have 10, or even 100 friends. Of course if you are content with these 100 friends then probably this post won’t make much different. For most of us, after a while, we feel that something is missing, or worst … lonely. It’s actually normal to feel like this, as human beings we are naturally a social creature. Moreover, if you become serious with your photography (many Instagramers turn into avid photographer after using Instagram for a while), we need some kind of recognition from others, and even more interactions. Lets’s just say that we won’t get both without followers (and followings). But here is the thing, unless you are a celebrity, a political leader, a media outlet or a big brand, the truth is followers don’t come for free nor they come by themselves. […]

By | December 17th, 2012|Instagram|11 Comments

How To Edit Or Delete Your Instagram Profile on The Web

Yes, it's true that we can edit our Instagram Profile (Name, Username, Bio, etc) via the mobile app, but sometimes we just have a browser in front of us and want to make a quick edit to our bio. Besides, the Web Profile Editor is the only place where we can reset our password, manage [...]

By | December 12th, 2012|Instagram|3 Comments

Iconic London 2012 – An iPhoneography Exhibition by Instagramers London

There is no question about Instagram domination in the world of Social Photo Sharing.  Despite of many 'negative' opinions voiced by the more established Photography community (read: the old guards with their SLRs), Instagram is almost as ubiquitous as Facebook or Twitter, and if it hasn't it will be very soon.  Many people around the [...]

By | December 10th, 2012|News|0 Comments