"Save Ferris" © Andy Marfia 2013 All Rights Reserved. Sony RX100, 1/60sec at f3.5, ISO800.
This weekend was Chicago's Riot Fest and to my surprise they had a ferris wheel. I enjoy a good ferris wheel. I've already posted this to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr, so it seems fitting that it makes an appearance on Blogger as well. I don't want Blogger to feel left out-- she's pretty sensitive. (Yes, blogger is a female.)
I took this photo with a Sony RX100. It was an experiment, as I wanted to see how difficult it would be to post a photo from a compact camera or a DSLR to Instagram. With Instagram, there's no desktop application-- you have to upload photos with either a phone or a tablet. Unfortunately the camera in my phone is middling even in the best of circumstances, and for a night shot like this it's thoroughly over-matched. I wanted to use better gear.
Here are the steps involved:
- First, obviously, take an excellent photo. Duh!
- Second, move the file from the camera to a desktop computer or a laptop.
- Next, edit with Photoshop or your graphics program of choice and save as a 612px x 612px file (this is the standard large size for Instagram).
- Finally, move the file to an Android tablet or phone that has the Instagram app. I used a Google Nexus 7 tablet. To my surprise, so long as I didn't select any filters, Instagram left the image unaltered. Perfect. Upload. I crossed posted to Facebook and Twitter and later uploaded a slightly larger version to Flickr.
Please note: If you have a camera with WIFI, and don't care about editing on a computer, you can skip the second step and just move the photo from your camera to your phone.