VIDEO – The explosive rise of Mobile Photography – Instagram and beyond

Elaine 2012-04-10 16

With news of Facebook buying photo-sharing company Instagram for a cool $1 billion, VentureVillage decided to look into the growing culture of mobile photography..

It’s creativity in your pocket. Capturing fleeting moments at the touch of a button has never been easier and artier. The explosion of mobile photography with all its accompanying camera gadgets and thousands of photo-apps, is shaking up the photography industry as we know it. 200 million photos are uploaded to Facebook every day and a combined 31 million users have downloaded popular photo-editing and sharing apps Instagram and Hipstamatic.

Our video correspondent Elaine Jung, explores this embraced social trend – intensifying worldwide. Professional photographer Carolin Weinkopf, EyeEm co-founder Florian Meissner, and graphic designer Linda Gavin; share their thoughts on this accessible, social and interactive art-form.

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