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I was asked by my friend Dot Lung to go live with her and talk about smartphone photography tips and how to make better photos with your phone. We both use iPhones but all we talked about really applies to Android as well. We did not talk about specific apps only available for one platform but actually discussed real examples of taking photos with a phone. Dot Lung is a fantastic

What is the Instagram box, you may ask? Well, Instagram has changed the way we think about photography in more ways than you can imagine. I'll just give you some quick stats about the platform: The average number of uploaded photos per day is 95 million images 40 billion photos uploaded since launch 60% of all registered Instagram users visit it daily Instagram stories have more than 400 million active

Despite being a fiery Italian (at least half of me is), I very rarely publish angry posts on Instagram. It might happen on Facebook, where I still keep my private life and my friends separated from the rest of the world. But not on other platforms. Today though, I woke up to fellow Instagramers from London promoting an app they are featured in (by the way, with no full disclosure about

As of this month, I started offering free photo critiques through my Instagram account @fabienb. The concept is really simple. I always try to find ways to give back and help the community and this is one more mean for me to do so. I ask my followers to send me their pictures to review and critique. It's the same kind of work an editor of a magazine could do for

You might have heard of this thing called "shadowban". Allegedly, Instagram has ways to punish spammy content and counter the rise of bots, fake accounts, etc. What Instagram does is flag the suspicious accounts and consequently slash the reach and engagement that these accounts receive. And that would obviously be a good thing. The reason why you see this shadowban term surfacing in discussions is that perfectly legit accounts get

The other day, I saw somebody I follow on Instagram who was celebrating their "instaversary" (or however you name it) and so I thought about how I started myself. I'm a sort of compulsive early adopter when it comes to apps. I get very excited about everything that's new and seems novel and disruptive enough. And so I jumped on board of the Instagram train very early. Some background It was 2009.

I decided to kick off 2019 with a new photographic series on Instagram. My feed was never too consistent, despite all the recommendations you hear everywhere about making it so. In an effort to achieve better consistency while retaining the diversity of my style, I thought I'd share my photos as series. This way, a good amount of similar shots will appear next to one another. I dedicated my first