We really don’t need any more photos than we already have. We need better photos.
Curation, not creation, is the next major frontier in online sharing.
What would really help here would be to bring back the art of old-fashioned editing. And this type of editing means choosing between keepers and clunkers. In this Instagram economy, we have somehow managed to eliminate this step altogether and go right from capture to sharing.
Slow down. Shoot more than you share. Share only your very best stuff. Think more like a brand builder creating a cohesive body of work. Be less casual, more intentional.
Smartphone photography, by its very nature, is ephemeral. In a somewhat ironic way, our smartphone pictures are becoming just as fleeting as the very moments and memories we are desperately trying to capture.
Interestingly, as you become more judicious in choosing and sharing, you’ll find a rejuvenating energy in the capture process. That’s because you’ll have so much more time to shoot.
The Joy of iPhotography is Jack Hollingsworth’s guide to the best ways to approach every possible subject with your iPhone, offering tips as clear and simple as the iPhone’s interface.
Additionally you’ll see some great effects that you won’t find in Instagram (but your followers will love).