Ask yourself: Would I use anything other than Instagram? It’s a tough pill to swallow for most photographers, the idea of changing away from, or not using a nearly ubiquitous tool for image sharing — the platform boasts as many as 500 million daily active users. A Google search of ‘Instagram alternatives’ brings up camera apps, but they are not new social media platforms for sharing images. That being said, I know I can’t be the only one worried about news regarding the ethics of social media. Turns out, I’m not. John Veldhoen, a regular contributor here at the TCS blog, as well as our curator of books, offers with me a critical look into photography’s favourite, and only viable social media platform.
I’m just getting ready to host another photo adventure on a tour to Coast Rica and am once again agonizing over packing. No, not over my clothes and stuff, that suitcase took just about half an hour to pack. I’m in the middle of a camera gear cyclone as I make the difficult decisions on what to take, what to leave home and then how to safely and effectively travel with my gear.
If you are like me, it takes about three days to decide what lenses, bodies and accessories that need to travel with me and which pieces stay home. My den is a disaster, with bags covering the floor.
Exposure, Alberta’s Photography Festival celebrates its 15th year this February, with twenty events and over thirty exhibitions of photography. With so many opportunities to look at great photographs, John Veldhoen, book curator at The Camera Store, outlines five things to keep in mind.
The latest from On the Road with Mike Drew…
Looking for some fun affordable last minute Christmas gift ideas for the photographer on your list?
Here are 10 unique ideas for some last-minute Christmas gifts: