SF EVENTS: InstaWalkSF Review

InstawalkSF was pretty cool.  Being new to this city and not really knowing that many people, InstawalkSF was perfect.  It combined my love for photography and socializing all in one event.  I met a lot of people and learned a lot about iPhone photo applications that my fellow instagramers value for taking beautiful, stimulating photographs on the go.

Here is a list of iPhone photography apps that were used today by myself and other iPhoneographers:

Mirror Camera (Mirror Cam):  There is a free version of this application!  It basically does live photo mirroring when you are composing your photographs and you can use this as a basis to make kaleidoscope photographs.

Nabit: There is a free version of this app!  This action sequence camera allows you to photograph an action (a skateboarder landing a jump) and you will be able to add different sequences of the action all in one photograph.  Great for sports fans!

-SynthCam: This camera is best for photographing motion that occurs around a static object.  For instance, you want to photograph the facade of a building at night, and record the lights of cars passing by, you would use this camera.  It takes A LOT of practice to get it right, so don’t be upset if it doesn’t turn out the way you want the first time…just stick with it.  You also can use several focal points

-Pro HDR: This camera is similar to the HDR on the original iPhoto app; the camera takes two photographs 2 f stops apart.  Except in this case, the Pro HDR app will combine the two photographs together as one photograph creating depth in the shadows and sparkling highlights.

-Postagram: This app is pretty cool, and very simple.  A photo that you take with Instagram, you can put it in Postagram and mail it to a loved one for only .99 cents!  You create a personal message and the photo pops out of the postcard and they can keep it forever.  Pretty sweet huh?  Remember Christmas is right around the corner!  (you have Doctor Popular to thank for this bright idea)

-Retro Camera: This is my personal favorite.  There are several different retro/vintage cameras you can choose from that take great photographs.  I sometimes use this one as “film” and then take the photo into Instagram and use the filters to “develop” the print to look the way I want it to look.

Here is a slide show of the photos I took today:

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SF EVENTS: InstaWalkSF Moved to [10.01.11]

In the previous post, I mentioned that Instagram will be having an InstaWalk tour and photo session tomorrow (9.24.11).  Well, Doctor Popular has informed me via Facebook that the date has been moved to NEXT Saturday!  So charge your phones people and get ready for an awesome time!

Click the banner above to get the deets!

In the mean time, I will be leaving here in a jiff to go see Ziggy Marley perform and sign some CDs at Amoeba Records in the Haight District! Photos to come!


xoxo Joules

SF EVENTS: Intagram InstaWalk & Worldwide InstaMeet!

If you know anything about me, you will know that I love taking photos on the go.  You will also know that I use Instagram at least 6-10 times day sometimes.  I am so excited to be going to these events and meeting other Instagramers in SF.  You should come too!



Saturday, September 24, 2011

10:00 AM

More details:

We’ll start with a half hour “tips and tricks” talk on the SynthCam app for iPhone, then we’ll walk to the Ferry Building for conversations, lunch, and cool stuff to photograph.

We’ll meet in front of the downtown San Francisco Apple Store at 10am, then bring everyone up to the Sincerely offices (800 Market St) for the Camera+ talk, then go out for our walk at around 10:45. As usual, we encourage folks to shoot with their mobile phones and post them during the walk with the #instawalkSF tag.

Worldwide InstaMeet

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

7:00 PM

Photobooth SF

1193 Valencia St, SF, CA 94110

Selected by: Instagram

It’s time for another Worldwide InstaMeet! Take a look at our blog post announcing October’s meetup: http://bit.ly/instameet1026

For tips on getting involved and spreading the word about your city’s meetup, take a look at our InstaMeets page: http://blog.instagram.com/instameets