There is no doubt the role of images and the perception of sharing images has changed dramatically. Technology continues to inspire and enable the creative photographer within all of us.
People are photo streaming the world around them. Connecting shared passion for more than images…but places, people and life. In some countries uploading images far outweighs other social interaction as people are tagging and sharing images at an increasing rate every day.
Image source: flickr
Images tell a story without language barriers
Communication barriers are shattered with every event and every image upload. People-to-People…being naturally connected…without the disruption of media or other sources; allows them to create a personal evaluation of the event or place. Often, with a compassionate understanding of similarities rather than focusing on differences.
Contests and social interaction, that encourages people to share images of the brand’s role in everyday life, does more than simply foster stronger connections with people. The context identified within these images can offer brands an incredible level of insight. With receptive analysis, images can tell a new story of how brands “live” within real life.
Upload photos online (% are more than other online activities)
- 53% Mexico – 6.35m
- 53% South Korea – 14.92m
- 59% Russia – 18.78m
- 60% China – 117.66m
- 64% India – 22.37m
Discovering new photosets
Image source: Martina Ruini and hipstamaticapp.com
Sharing built-in…instantly post latest and greatest HipstaPrints
Image-to-Image…within many image sharing platforms the dynamic of connecting is completely unstructured as people move from image to image based on similarities, but as images often include multiple tags the journey can be completely spontaneous.
Simplicity of sharing is built-in with Hipstaprints $1.99 app. The basic package has three lenses and incredible films, all with a standard flash, and enables you to shoot “RETRO” and send pics straight to Facebook and Flickr.
Innovative discovery and viewing
CubeBrowser has six digital screens that connect with databases on sites like Flickr. Images are selected via tag sets and simply turning and shaking the cube changes the image course
Ludwig Zeller created the CubeBrowser as his diploma thesis “Audiovisual Media” while attending the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne.
Images offer a compelling way to share data.
I have used images to illustrate data in the form of Persona reports, a creative and often more enthralling way to share findings for data-based projects. But, the use of images and rich context within natural surroundings is an idea that we want to explore further. Images are an ideal way of communicating. Look for more in the coming days as we share a few more ideas about the role of images for truly understanding.