I like to take photos of things. Mostly peoples. Mostly pretty peoples, if I'm honest. But sometimes toys, or dogs, or maybe a tree. Y'know, interesting stuff.
I shoot a few burlesque shows, but that's just to kill time between photoshoots with models, where I can control the light and the pose and the magic.
My photos will have the tag "my photo". Otherwise, it's stolen from the vast wilderness that is the internet. I usually source pics from Model Mayhem, Flickr or We <3 it.
You wanna look me up elsewhere?
Nikki Napalm just started following me on Instagram!
This must be what going insane feels like. Is up still up? Or is that down today?
Because I don’t even know anymore.
I think I’ve got about 3 weeks before she realises how rubbish my Instagram is, or how deficient I am as a person and stealth unfollows me. lol
Own your creations. Social networks want them for a reason.
You may decide someday to give away the rights to your photos to help an idea spread faster. You may decide someday to sell your rights to the highest bidder. But it should always remain your decision.
Today, photographers were in an uproar because Instagram updated its terms of service, as noted in the New York Times blog:
“A section of the new terms of service, titled ‘Rights,’ notes that Instagram will also be able to use your photographs and identity in advertisements. ‘You agree that a business or other entity may pay us to display your username, likeness, photos (along with any associated metadata), and/or actions you take, in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions, without any compensation to you,’ the new terms say. This means that photographs uploaded to Instagram could end up in an advertisement on the service or on Facebook. In addition, someone who doesn’t use Instagram could end up in an advertisement if they have their photograph snapped and shared on the service by a friend. Facebook already runs ads that make use of people’s activity on its site.”
This should surprise no one. Social networks are not built for you. They’re built for advertisers or buyers. Instagram just shifted from serving potential buyers to serving the advertiser. You’re still not invited to party.
As for Facebook…here’s one of my favorite guides to your rights on Facebook from IBM’s Social Media Expert Luis Suarez:
“Facebook does not allow me to own my content. That’s not debatable.”
People always seem to forget, you don’t get anything for free.
If you are not paying for a service, then you are the product, not the customer.
when you’re scrolling through someones Instagram feed…..( I wouldn’t say stalking, but, well, what else would you call it )…..and you accidentally double tap to scroll, and accidentally <3 LIKE <3 someones photo
I’m so totally addicted to Instagram right now. That and Words With Friends. And Tiny Tower.
I fear it’s become my new Social Network, but I’m fairly certain that in a week or two I’ll tire of it and return to Tumblr, my one true love. All other social networks are mere flings, and mean nothing to me. I promise.
It’s not you, baby, it’s me. I just need some space. I’ll call you in a few days once this whole Instagram thing has blown over.
p.s. Anyone got an Instagram worth following?
Yea, my phone isn’t compatible, so it wont even let me install it.