I was away for a few weeks on a self imposed computer free spiritual journey seeking enlightenment and balance on the 7th plain of the 3rd dimension. It was pretty cool if you like that kind of thing.
However, I just could not tear myself away from my new iPhone 4s. It is just a thing of beauty compared to the old 3G I've been using for the last few years. I bought the 4s mostly for the new camera which is amazing and which I tested extensively while I was away. I takes really great photos for such a compact device and with all the photo apps out there, the sky is the limit.
I have become a complete Instagram junkie. If you want to see much more of my day to day photography and tons of travel and snowboard action from this upcoming winter then please follow me on Instagram @ colinadair.
And now the 3 rules of being an Instagram photographer which I have discussed with several other Instagrammer's who concur wholeheartedly. I am probably going to lose a lot of followers (and friends) but I just don't care because this needs to be said before it is too late!
1. No babies. Do I need to explain this? Unless the baby is driving a car doing 100 on the freeway or saving a cat from a burning building. Babies smoking cigarettes or drinking beers is ok too because that's hilarious.
2. No pets. Unless said pet is rescuing a baby from a burning building or smoking cigarettes or drinking beer because that's hilarious.
3. No food (or drinks). Unless you're eating monkey brains cause then I definitely want to see that. Or unless you shoot food professionally because then when I decide to follow you I know what I'm signing up for. If your lunch or your latte is the most interesting thing you can take a photo of that day than you should not be shooting photos. If you want to post photos of food than start a food blog. If lunch time is your only minute to shoot a photo all day than put a smiley face on that burger with mustard and ketchup. Hell, make a beard out of relish. Just put a little effort into it.
Instagram is not Facebook. It should not go down that path. Let's keep it pure. It's a photography application to share good quality photography shot with your phone. I don't normally rant like this and I don't mean to be a hater but I know people can do better. If you are just taking a picture of your foie gras to brag that you are eating at Chez Pierre than you are probably going to lose followers.
And on that wonderfully upbeat note for a Monday morning I give you some of my Instagram and iPhone photos from my recent trip:
And some recent work published over the last month or so..............
Snowboarder magazine article with DC snowboarders Devun Walsh and Kimmy Fasani
KingSnow Magazine article from February 2011 trip to Japan with DC Canada riders Andrew Geeves, Jody Wachniak and Jeremy Cloutier. You can read the full article here.
Latest DC Snowboarding ads with Aaron Biittner and Lauri Heiskari.