Tag: instagram

Instagram Does Video!

I’ve never been much of a YouTube user. I never saw the point in Vine. I was impressed with the video capability of the iPhone 5, but didn’t use it much, without the ability to share the clips. Until now. Instagram does video! The little square photos that Instagram produces are cheesy and amateurish, like…




Photo Strategy: Serendipity with a Little Bit of Planning

Do I have a photographic vision? Goals? A business plan? No, that would take all the fun out of it. Instead, I am guided by serendipity. I wander about the city taking photos. But I don’t leave everything to chance. I try to be at the right place at the right time. I’m drawn to…




Surrendering to Serendipity: My Year in Photography

I like wandering the city taking photos. I’m a chronicler, a recorder, pursuing the things I am interested in – city life, the arts, travel and strong horizontal lines. And in 2012, I got to do so much of what I love – taking boozy Instagram shots of art gallery shows, capturing photos of bike…




Mount Vernon Trail Photo in Virginia Biking Map

I have a photo in the Bicycling in Virginia Map, a publication by the Virginia Department of Transportation. The above shot is from the Mount Vernon Trail, just across the Potomac from the Jefferson Memorial. I took it on a beautiful spring morning, when the flowers along the bike path had just began to bloom….




Instacanvas Insta-Survey

Receiving an email survey from a company is not unusual in American life. Amazon, Caribou, Five Guys, Target – you’ve probably been been given the opportunity to rate the experience on a rigid five-point scale. It’s unusual when you have the opportunity to provide feedback to an actual human, like I did with Instacanvas, the…




Talk Like a Pirate Day

In honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day, here’s an Instagram shot from an Urban Pirates cruise that I took last weekend, part of an American University alumni event. It was a cheesy good time, as you can tell from this pic of one of the “wenches” aboard the cruise.




GE Lights Photo Walk: Insta-Marketing with Instagram

How do you get consumers to learn about new products and build engagement with your company? Photography. Lured by the promise of an open bar and the chance to wander the city taking pictures, I attended the GE Lights Photo Walk. Sponsored by GE and organized by iStrategyLabs, the idea was to have a couple…




A Grab Bag of iPhone Photo Apps

The iPhone is more than a phone and much more than just a camera. It can do things that are impossible to do on a “real” camera, like effortlessly stitch together panoramas and instantly share pictures worldwide. These creative possibilities were explored by Jack Davis in “iPhoneography: The New Frontier of Creative Photography,” a free…




Friday Photo: Washington Harbour Edition

Photos can lie. This one certainly does. While it looks like a picture of a lonely and mysterious scene, the night was anything but. I stepped away from friends for a moment to snap this iPhone pic. To the right was a packed bar blaring pop music into the night. It’s an Instagram pic, using…