Congrats to Razorfrog, for winning our Sundance Photo Contest. He won 250 Sincerely credits as well as a grip of passes to the Bing Bar in Park City courtesy of Microsoft. Thanks to everyone who entered. You can see a collection of Instagram entries here.
Are you in Park City this weekend? If so, be sure to check out our Sundance themed mobile photo-walk this Saturday. We’ll be meeting at in noon in front of the Egyptian Theater, then walking down Main Street for an hour. We’ll be posting images to Instagram and Twitter with the #instawalkSUNDANCE
We are also hosting a Park City Photo contest. To enter, post your best photo from this year’s Sundance festival to Twitter or Instagram. Be sure to tag the image #TeamBing and @Postagram to enter. We’ll pick winners on Saturday and Sunday for Bing Bar access, Postagram credits, and other prizes. Follow us on Twitter for more info.
I’ve been wanting to make my own cinemagraphs ever since I saw Photojojo’s excellent tutorial, but messing around with Photoshop turned out to be a bit trickier than I had hoped. Luckily the new Kinotopic app for iOS makes this whole process a breeze! A cinemagraph is an animated gif that looks like a static image, but with a few parts of the image actually moving. It’s like a cross between photography and videography. Creating these surreal images with Kinotopic is actually pretty easy. You start with a short video, then select the parts of that video that you would like to animate. Kinotopic will then create an animated gif where everything stays totally still except for the highlighted sections.
Travel writer and photographer Jen Pollack Bianco has been sending us some great Postagrams from her recent trip to Egypt. It’s been fun to experience The Pyramids of Giza through the mail… and I know should be used to it by now, but it’s still crazy to think about the experience of getting postcards from across the world in just a few days.
Our community manager and in-house photographer, Doc Pop, recently made another appearance on Revision3′s awesome AppJudgment show to talk about one of his favorite iOS apps, Percolator.
Percolator creates awesome circle-mosiacs from your images. It’s a lot of fun to play with, especially when combined with other apps. Try Percolatin’ a Hipstamatic image to see the how the circular effects handle the borders.