Richard "Koci" Hernandez
iPhoneography: How smartphone photography is changing news and journalism
Can you feature a news website with a photo that has been filtered? It’s a question that is suddenly being asked in newsrooms everywhere. First everyone started carrying cameras as mobile phones came equipped with one standard. Then millions discovered they were “photographers.” Incredibly, Instagram reached 13 million users in just 13 months and has yes to release an Android app! (And there are many other tools, including a little thing called Facebook.)
This discussion and demonstration will address the many ways in which the rise of mobile photography is affecting how we express our creativity and what place that creativity has in news publishing and journalism. Included will be @Koci, one of the most acclaimed and popular photographers in the Instagram community, explaining how he builds his images with a demonstration so that audience members can build their own.