A few weeks ago, we posted about Instagram, one of the fastest growing social media outlets for iPhoneographers. Elise Ellis of Elise Ellis Photography, has been using Instagram for a couple of months. Below, Elise tells us what she is doing with her Instagram images!
Tons and Tons of iPhone images. Now what?
A couple of months ago, I came across the iPhone app Instagram. The app is free so I thought, what the heck, I’ll download it and have some fun shooting images with my iPhone, applying the free filters and uploading them to the feed.
About 2 weeks into playing with the app, following people, commenting on others images, etc, something in me changed. I saw tons of phenomenal imagery from all over the world. The images were breathtakingly beautiful. I suddenly decided to take iPhoneography seriously and see what I could come up with, if anything. For two weeks, I put down my DSLR (except for sessions) and started looking at the world through the lens on my phone.
During the time I was shooting only with my iPhone, I kept wondering what I could do with these images besides up load them to the Instagram app. I had captured images that I just fell in love with. I wanted to display them in some way in my home.
I got to thinking about coffee table books and metal prints. My file sizes for the most part were small, under 1 mg. Then I remembered that BRI has a 5×5 photo book. Perfect! I pulled the files and ordered a photo book. It’s small enough I can carry it with me to show friends and family or display it in my home.
I was so impressed with the photo book, I decided to have some specialty shaped metal prints made! All I can say is WOW! I love the way the specialty shaped metals turned out!
There are so many options available now for us to print our iPhone images on now. Books, coasters, mouse pads, metal prints, gallery wraps, cards, the list can go on and on.
My challenge to you is put down the DSLR, grab your iPhone, and go shoot. Play, learn, experience the freedom shooting with your iPhone gives you. Then do something other than upload to Instagram or Facebook. Make a product and share it with the world.
Have you printed any products from images taken with your iPhone? If so, what have you printed?