I’ve been thinking lately that I may start using this space to post collections or stories of photos. The portfolio section here and the social sites I’m currently using don’t seem to lend themselves very well to showing collections, with the exception of maybe Tumblr. This way I might also show photos that all came from a similar time that I might not otherwise choose to ever to display. I’ll try to keep the portfolio section to my personal “best of”, which I need to refresh too, and then hopefully start putting together more posts for here.


15Jun

Instagram

Looks like Intagram’s roll-out of their non-chronological feed has finally started hitting more people in the US. My own account seems to have changed over yesterday. I honestly don’t know what they’re thinking by having that as the default with no way to switch to a most recent first view. To me one of the main draws to Instagram was to catch up on what the people I follow do in a linear fashion.

However, I know my own posts are non-chronological compared to when I actually shot them, but I do try to publish in groups of related photos. Hopefully enough people will speak out about it again so that we at least have the option to view chronologically, otherwise I guess myself and others will use the platform less. If people want to use an algorhythmically driven platform they could just go to Facebook.

This also once again reiterates a point content creators should always be aware of. Don’t become completely reliant on one platform if you don’t have total control over it. Otherwise even a small change later could lead to the complete irrelevance of the platform, no matter how much work you’ve put into bringing your content there.