I know this is not exactly a good place to raise such questions, bun anyway.

Some people share photos on Instagram, that have been taken with phone. some people share pictures that have been taken with digital or film SLR cameras.

Now, how Instagram is defined? Is it a community of people who shoot with phones? Then, how ethical to post there photos made by other, more flexible and powerful devices?

And how much powerful? If I get a phone with a good camera, does it count? How bad should the quality of the image be in order to be okay to post it on Instagram?

Then, if I happen to have a bad scan of a film frame, or just a low quality shot, because I have messed up settings - is it bad enough to post there?

May be then it’s not a phone pictures sharing space, but instant photos sharing space? Then, is it ethical if I share a photo made by my Canon 6D which has WiFi and allows instantly transfer photo to phone?

Or is it just another photo sharing service, which is popular among those who makes photos with phones, and I don’t have to make bad quality shots in order to put there?

Or shell I necessarily apply Instagram filter? Or can I shoot the photo with another camera? This questions also relate to VSCO service. Should I only apply VSCO proprietary filters in order to publish photo on that photo service? And on the other hand, does it make any sense to publish there something which was not created with the help of their software? Then, they have special software for Windows and Mac. Does that count?

Eventually, what if I just want to be connected with local community, people I know in person, and show off my photos to them, because they have no idea what am I doing? Or it is offensive behaviour?

If we were talking about photography sharing space, I would not have this question. Good photo remains a good photo independently of how it was made. Same is true for bad photo. But this place is called Instagram. Does it assume one has to show off only how can he shoot with weak gear?

#instagram #photography #question #cameras #mobile #instant

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what do you think about usage of instagram like effects in mobile photography? or about lomo like effects?

I am asking because I also do photos with mobile, and I wonder, shell we use effects, or try to achieve something beautiful by the frame itself, by knowing limited capabilities, and allowing ourselves just a little, may be, color/light correction?

#photography #photo #instagram #mobile_photography #mobile-photography #mobile #question

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

mobile device manufacturers are trying to advertise their products as means of creativity. not only means of consumption. which is also good, because it’s about us. we want to be creative, not only consume.

i would like to say, let’s not forget, that we have amazing tool for creative work, right under ours very nose, but it becomes more and more neglected.

it is banal desktop personal computer.

it has terrific operating systems, well developed, toolkits and frameworks for writing software, diverse tools for creative work - photoshop and gimp, inkscape and illustrator, maya and blender, different cad systems for architects and engineers, cool software to create movies and animations.

btw, it’s symptomatic, that gtk toolkit was created in order to write gimp. (: because if you have such cool programs it means you have cool tools to write them.

on the contrary on mobile we have tools like instagram and picsart (btw, latter is developed in armenia, some of my friends work there, it’s founded by my former chief), and those tools are more like toys, too primitive.

and when you have only mobile device you have much more limited possibilities to learn, to go deeper, if you are curious. if you use windows, you can discover cmd, regedit, download real visual studio, use real professional tools like adobe illustrator, even when pirated. on mobile you cannot have such tools. you cannot make creative work which demands more tools, more efforts, and more knowledge, more personal development. that’s why i liked my n810 with maemo, it was basically hildon over debian, and when you have debian, it means whole gnu/linux world in your hands, you have tools, you can go deeper, do and learn a lot.

so this all beauty - development frameworks, toolkits, creative and professional tools, it’s all now neglected by the society which is amazed with mobile so called apps.

#mobile #desktop #photoshop #gimp #illustrator #inkscape #blender #instagram #picsart #console #tools #programming #gtk #debian #maemo #creativity

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

explains how to install Sailfish on Nexus 5, for that one needs to make few steps under cyanogen, one of which is

  • Install MultiROM manager on your Nexus 5 by downloading it from PlayStore (see, Playstore can be cool sometimes!)

in case you didn’t know it about playstore. okay. aha.

http://www.jollausers.com/2014/09/how-to-install-sailfish-os-on-nexus-5-the-easy-way/

#jolla #nexus #android #cyanogenmod #linux #gnu #qt #sailfish #install #operating-systems #mobile #freedom

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ամէնալաւ սելֆիներից մէկը (one of the best selfies ever)

աղբիւր

#սելֆի #ինստագրամ #լուսանկար #հեռախօս #դիւրակիր #ինքնանկար #selfie #instagram #photo #phone #mobile

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

I mean, in iOS world, we don’t believe in garbage collectors, and we think the Android guys are nuts. I suspect that the Android guys think the iOS guys are nuts for manual memory management. But you know what the two, cutthroat opposition camps can agree about? The JavaScript folks are really nuts.

There is absolutely zero chance that you can write reasonable mobile code without worrying about what is going on in system memory, in some capacity. None.

http://sealedabstract.com/rants/why-mobile-web-apps-are-slow/

#garbage-collection #garbage #programming #memory #speed #performance #mobile #research #ios #iphone #ipad #memory-management #memory

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