Blog Post – Week 10 (Photo)

Week 10 – Photo

How did you author (the photo or video) you recorded for upload to Instagram?

This week’s photo was recorded using the front facing camera of my Samsung s10e, and is of my pinky finger locating to the film rewind button on my camera. The selfie camera was required for this photo as the shot required looking at the bottom of the camera, making the colouring and angle significantly different to other postings, as it doesn’t have the characteristic red background. The photo shows the underside of the camera and how the pinky finger naturally locates to the button on the bottom, showing off a poor design choice. The photo had the Ludwig filter used on it as well as a boost in image warmth, as the cameras on my phone naturally look a bit washed out, and the angle looking towards ceiling lights overexposed some areas. The image also isn’t a perfect square, as it had to be rotated around to get the camera facing the right way. A small amount of zoom in the editing phase also made sure that the focus was on the button and not on any other part of the camera, increasing the legibility of the photograph. This photo also needed to be recorded using the main camera app as opposed to the Instagram app’s camera, as it doesn’t have a hands-free or timer option.

How did you publish (the photo or video) you recorded for upload to Instagram?

Little curation was needed, although experimentation to do with which camera to use was necessary. A description with an added “Infuriating!” at the beginning was added to make sure that the point of the image was clear, as well as to create a bit of emotion and entice a viewer to actually pay attention to what’s in the image. The hashtags #design, #photography, #film, #camera and #canon were used to aid in visibility. I also experimented with a geotag of just “Canon”, presumably relating to the company.

How did you distribute (the photo or video) you published on Instagram to other social media services?

This photo was distributed the same way as the previous postings, getting posted on the Instagram account to my handful of followers, as well as being mirrored on the Twitter and Tumblr affiliates

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