When Dolly Parton posted a photo of herself on her 74th birthday, I doubt that she had in mind what she would start. She posted four photos that jokingly emphasize the differences between people’s photos on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Tinder. Soon enough, her post started a viral thread among celebrities. Everyone is sharing their photos in the same meme format, and it’s absolutely hilarious!
Austrian photographer Janick Entremont recently performed an interesting experiment. He took a photo of himself and uploaded it to Instagram. Then he downloaded it, posted it again, and repeated this process 340 times to see what will happen. Thanks to Instagram’s compression, he ended up with a completely unrecognizable final image.
Not long ago, Instagram rolled out a feature that flags fake photos. The main goal is to remove misinformation and fake news, but the feature seems to have gone too far. It’s now hiding all photoshopped photos, flagging them as “false information.” This could have implications for everyone who uses Instagram to showcase their digital artwork and image composites.
No matter how self-confident we are, sometimes seeing all those amazing photos on Instagram can make the self-doubt appear. This also goes for wildlife photographers, who see others constantly posting amazing images on their social media accounts. How do they do it so often? How do they have so many amazing images? Well, there are some things you may not know or haven’t thought about them. In this video, Ryan Mense brings you a few hidden truths about wildlife photography on Instagram to help you see things more realistically, and I believe they will especially help beginners to feel better about their own work.
If you’re a photographer and share your work on Instagram and other social networks, chances are someone will contact you to ask for a use of your photo. And when this happens, make sure to always read the fine print. Otherwise, you may give someone an unlimited usage of your work without being aware of it.
If you’re a photographer in search of a job (or you’re just bored and what to try something new), here’s a tempting job offer. Australian millionaire Matthew Lepre is looking for someone to follow him around the world and take photos for his Instagram. You don’t even have to drag your gear around, your smartphone will do. And you can even bring a friend.
The world of Instagram influencers is a strange one. And certainly, to a large extent, a fake one. But what happens when influencers are ready to turn fake into downright dangerous? In a recent documentary by the BBC, three influencers were approached to promote a fake weight loss drink that contained cyanide. And they all said yes, agreeing to promote poison to hundreds of thousands of people.
In this age of “fake news” and misinformation, it’s becoming more and more difficult to find truly genuine honest content online, particularly on social media, some platforms are trying to do something about it. In this case, Instagram. Instagram says they began working with third-party fact-checkers back in May in the USA, and now the programme being expanded globally.
With its latest AI-powered feature, Instagram is continuing its fight against the abuse on the platform. From now on, if you try to post an image with an offensive or bullying caption, Instagram will warn you and ask you to reconsider it.