I was the community manager for IGersSF for a year, which is part of a larger network of Instagramers started by Phil Gonzalez. The Instagramers Network, which is a name that Instagram doesn’t want them to have, is one of the few ways that mobile photographers traveling around the world can connect to users. Full […]
Great puddle shots in the rain are tough to find. There’s the famous one by Henri Cartier-Bresson. But I really feel that the constant practice of photography engendered by the Internet’s social media has turned photography into a daily practice and that the 21st century has already done better than this classic on thousands of […]
So if you are newbie, and it is your 18th day, you probably have no followers and Instagram sucks.
So, it’s not looking good with my new Instagram account. The followers I have are not engaged and seem to be bots fishing for likes and follows. It feels like I’m being followed by spammers. At least there’s an app for fixing this. It’s called InstaFollow and it’s available in iPhone and Android versions.
I cessed out and followed the entire suggested users list. I posted 2 photos that I haven’t published and was very conversational in how I interacted with folks on the suggested users’ list. Only 2 people liked, commented and followed me back: @sebastiandantedesigns who has great landscapes and waterscapes, and @juririm who has a clever […]
This weekend, I learned about @syahrilaz (account deleted), an Instagrammer who stole photos from others that he posted as his own. One of the photos that he purportedly stole is this one. The guy supposedly was going to meet up with a bunch of real, big-time IGers. The guy’s supposedly from Egypt. This all reminds […]
By fits and starts I’ve been trying to write a novel ever since I read Goethe’s The Sorrows of Young Werther. It’s a small book with an emo story of young love. My first attempt involved a clever ending where the protagonist kills his antagonist right in front of the cops, but due to the […]
The San Francisco Bay Area is blessed with lots of natural and architectural wonders. If you love to shoot landscapes, you won’t run into a place with more variety. Yosemite is the best in providing the extremes of nature in relatively small and concentrated geographic location, but for a traveler or a local, the Bay […]
Cloud atlas is six stories happening in 6 different time periods, or maybe just 6 stories told in one. I won’t go into the acting or special effects. I never felt that the story dragged yet for a tale with a vast epic sweep I can’t say I felt any strong emotion except for one […]
Without an antagonist prowess fades away. Prosperity unbruised cannot endure a single blow, but a man who has been at constant feud with misfortune acquires a skin calloused by suffering; he yields to no evil and even if he stumbles carries the fight on upon his knee. A gladiator counts it a disgrace to be […]