Word! Say it JJ
It a very relaxing pic in a sort away 😃. Great shot 😃😃
I'm so glad I stumbled across your feed. I love getting involved. Thanks for all the wise words and community spirit :)
Love the backlighting and colors, this is awesome.You've got the three Ps, Josh, now you just need a pod!
I like this so much...and i will learn
By the way thanks.for your words
I'm still kinda new to it, but deeply honored to be part of that amazing group! Thanks for starting it, Josh, and the effort you're putting into it with all your being!
@joshjohnson Very well said! That is definitely another skill of yours. Putting words to all the ideas and thoughts that you are sharing with this great community. I am quite new to this myslef but so far i am snjoying every minute of it.... and every single post from you.
Well said! You've done great work. Congratulations on your achievement & thanks for the inspiration.
I was wondering if you are merely focused on photos taken with smartphones as "mobile photography". For me my Sony A65 DSLT camera is just as mobile as my phone, it is always on my belt, ready for action. As, long as I have my iPad and a wifi connection I can post it in mere minutes from the moment. Also my Camera has GPS, so I can geotag them as well. I do take photos with my iPhone also, but it's just not capable of producing the same quality of images as my DSLT.
I can never say how much i appretiate the work you and your team does! You are one of those couple people who make instagram magic! Keep on!!!
thanks josh, @kevinkuster & @ohemg87 as well as all the editors and other wonderful people I have net through the jj community. I have really enjoyed jumping into this creative community and look forward to the future. thank you, than you, thank you.
So glad you feel a new dawn and anticipation for something great that's to come...and happening now. You are amazing and I'm glad you have Kevin and Emily to help spread your amazingness to the masses. Still praying for ya.
Lovely! Very well said ! Very proud to be here and be a part of this incredible movement!
I love this picture!
Josh - I want to ask you a difficult question. First I am a 50+ person introduced to photography at 18 in Okinawa while serving in the Marine Corps. To this day that has been my passion. I have been a JJ member for many months and try and read everything you publish. I have a sense you would like to have mobile photographers "only" (an eventual goal) and that you view nature photography as just....opportunistic and thus not the type of photography you aspire for your members. In other words, even though I love this forum am I really wasting my time here because I'm an old fashion SLR nature photographer. That's OK though as I do realize that the future of photography is evolving. Your vision seems to be "composition via phone using a square format." Focus, lighting, shutter speed, etc. are always automatic. If you don't like something you just run it through filters until it...looks cool. Am I wrong here Josh and would you rather SLR folks go elsewhere? By the way I totally applaud what you are doing and totally feel you will be successful. @heyduke
@heyduke I totally understand ur view. Some people have diff likes an thats ok.
@heyduke hey! I'm not josh, obviously, but I know he'd say don't go! :) I think he'd also say that he does believe photography is headed that direction, yes. Mobile photography is the next step in the evolution of the craft. But, that being said...I know Josh would never ever say this is not your community too. There's a place for everyone.
@heyduke also, my grandpa was stationed in Okinawa back in the day. Air Force. :)
U take illl pixxx @joshjohnson
@heyduke Stay!! I just took a look at your feed, great stuff. I believe in photography it's what YOU "see", your interpretation. Whether it's dslr, mobile phone, film, drawing or whatever. Josh has his opinions and most of the time I agree with him but ultimately it's your eyes seeing the "big" picture, your finger pressing the shutter button and your heart that goes into your work. I'm thankful for the nature shots, I get to see beautiful places on IG that I would never have a chance to see if it wasn't for this app. Well anyway, that's my humble opinion.... Semper Fi.
just beautiful, makes me breathe easier. perfect picture for first morning of Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year). Shana tovah u'metukah! Wishing everyone a sweet and happy new year!
@heyduke I know what you're talking about. For me, I can pull the most out of the 'two different worlds' of mobile photography and my SLR photography, when I combine them. I don't know how to say it better. When I started mobile photography I was often frustrated because I couldn't adjust shutter speed, aperture etc. If you have to take a picture with 'just a phone' you need to think much more about the picture, what do you want to tell and how can you 'show' people what you want to tell. Here comes Josh and this community into play! The tips are amazing and everything about jj has opened my eyes and put me to the next level! Everything I am learning here helps me when I take my Canon which enables me to set the picture up technically much better than with the phone. I apologize for not being able to tell what I really feel because English is not my mother tongue, but I hope you can understand what I try to say. When I realize how to take a picture that draws people in emotionally (I'm still far away from that but learning) with a phone camera that has not so many options, how awesome can it be in my other world, the SLR world... I just start thinking about the possibilities...
@heyduke opinions are like assholes Teufel Hunden! Be the kind of photographer you want to be. There is always someone who will appreciate your art. Don't give up on those people. Xx. A fellow Marine.
I left a comment for @heyduke and it's gone now... 😒
The 3P's are much apart of me.. Loving this community to bits..
@jen_grace there's a bug in IG that doesn't let you post or as we say "eats your comments". From what I've heard from my friends today, it's particularly bad today :/ I'm sorry.
All - wow. In the last hour I've gotten 17 comments, 100+ likes and 9 new followers. For me this is unprecedented. Thank you all. MORE important is my realization that you have taught me or pointed out to me why I should stay and that I should not at all overlook the opportunity that phone photography will bring. In other words it's ALL about composition and bringing the viewer into your world. The shortcomings such as zoom, macro and others will catch up in time. I actually came out of the closet last week and started an iPhone only feed for the jj forums. It's @heyduke2 Thanks again and yes I will continue to contribute and support this forum.
@heyduke I have four kids and I'm always running around dropping people off an picking people up....all day, every day... While I have a DSLR camera, I just don't feel comfortable toting it with me everywhere I go. It costs me a good little chunk of cash & also it heavy. I take it when I know I'll have a good amount of time to take pictures... But I ALWAYS have my phone! The cameras on cell phones have come along way. I see it as a challenge to get the right angle and lighting In order to get a decent photo from my phone. :) the idea of "instagram," I think, is that it's instant. I have only uploaded a few of my DSLR photos to instagram because it take more time to upload my photos from my ad card, to my laptop, then to my phone, then to instagram. I think if instagram had a community online that would be great. ! (an app? A website? Something?)
@heyduke sorry about all of the typos--on my way out the door! :) ^
As excited as I am about Instagram and the future of mobile photography I don't think it will ever replace DSLR photography. Having said that I do think there is room for both and I see nothing wrong with spending time in both worlds. Many times it is not the camera equipment that makes a great image but who is behind the lens. And other times the image you are trying to convey requires the right equipment. I am passionate about my IG photos and my Fuji photos but they are definitely two different worlds. I do really enjoy being part of the jj community and am a hardcore, though relatively new igaddict!
I think the #jj forums are for all @heyduke -don't go! I've been a photography lover almost my entire life. We had to adjust to digital from negatives and using computers -most of the time- instead of darkrooms. I know many post shots on IG from their SLR. There is nothing wrong with that. I have fallen in love with the creativity that can come with editing and SO enjoy it. I use my iPhone much more frequently because I always have it and let's face it. It's lighter. 😂😂. But I will never ever loose my love for the thought process involved with a beautiful DSLR shot. There is room for both!! 😄😄
Exactly, @captain_uber !!! As if you could read my mind! Thanks for 'translating' me 👍😍👍
Anybody know how to make spaces in between paragraphs like @joshjohnson does??
@kevinhair fantastic !!
@tinalife and @captain_uber I absolutely agree. There are so many online communities where we can post our slr pictures but I am yet to find one so welcoming and beautiful as @joshjohnson s jj forums. I have learnt so much more in the 4 days that I have been part of the community than I ever have on a slr community because you are taking the technicalities of the camera away and focussing on the beauty of the life around us and quickly capturing it whenever you can. I will still continue to develop my slr photography but at least I am safe knowing that life can be captured and shared with my phone as well!(my back is very happy not to be lugging an slr everywhere. Sorry for the waffle and thanks to everyone for making it possible. Oh and @heyduke I love your landscapes!
The sunset shot is breathtaking. The quality and color is so warming.
You guys are doing such amazing work @joshjohnson @kevinkuster and @ohemg87. Also to the jj editors. Love this forum and the community you've created. Keep up the good work :)
So happy jj exists! Excellent job :) first thing I thought when looking round IG for the first time was 'now how do I find the good stuff??' I found it! Now I just need to get my own work up to standard ;)
I said it already, a year ago. You are IG to me and that doesn't change. Whenever I'm looking for inspiration, discussion, community I turn to your forum. 👏👏👏😃
Love what you just wrote
Long live the most interactive, talented, passionate and awesome community on Instagram! You are the King of Insta, Josh 👏👏👏👏 @kevinkuster You're the best 👍 @ohemg87 U're doing great!
Sign me up, Josh! Every time you start talking about the future of this community I can barely sit still, which I think is good because Emily @ohemg87 doesn't like people sitting around! The best is yet to come and we will be ready!
@joshjohnson (see above) sorry!
Very well said @joshjohnson
@littlecoal There's medication for that, Eric. 😃
I thank you all for what you're doing here! Instagram brought out a creative side of myself I hadn't yet met, #jj and the #jj_team, all the #jj_editors and @joshjohnson are helping me refine and develop this creativity into something I didn't know I had in me!!! Not to mention the community... I've made so many new #instAfriends So Thank You All!
@gael_d Thank you so much!
@joshjohnson Thank you so much for the mention once again.We all here in the #jj community can't thank you and the @jj_editors enough for all your hard work. Thank you for all the tips that are making all of us here in the instagram community better photographers. Very excited to see what the future of mobile photography will bring.Very well said @joshjohson !For those who may have visited my feed & noticed the current absence of color, I will be adding color photos again in the very near future. Hope you enjoy!
I know what you mean @joshjohnson . I feel like Neo when he got his first taste of being in the Matrix and instantly learning Jujitsu, or was that Judo or Karate? Anyway, Thank you for this experience. This is the best place to be. (doing my best air-Jujitsu moves)
Thats so cool!!!
@joshjohnson I thank you so much for all that you and your little elves do! I have been around this community but not as involved as I want to be. I'm working on being more active, but it's slow going! 😏 I learn so much from the posts here, and I feel my photos have gotten better because of it. @heyduke I am one of your new followers, and I think you bring up some great points! I won't beat a dead horse, so I will only add a little more than what has already been said. 😉 I see exactly where you're coming from when you talk about folks on here not taking a good picture and then running it through an app or two to make something presentable. I have definitely done that, but I look at it as a different form of art. While you are skilled and very talented with your slr (sedulously!), and you set up your shot with the appropriate settings, others are taking a picture and adding effects and adjustments to create something that is also beautiful. Just as some are better than others at using an slr, some are better than others at using these apps. I'm so glad to see you're embracing this other side of photography. While SLRs are not going away, there are so many great things about mobile photography. I have an SLR, but I find i always have my iPhone with me, and I take so many more pictures than I would otherwise. Anyway, just some thoughts to share, even if you didn't need at convincing. ☺
@sbmtz Growing up Bob Dylan sang "The Times They Are a-changing." Still true today. Essentially smartphones have put a camera in millions of hands. This forum is needed. I am learning as I go. One more thought - will there be a jj convention next year :)
to clarify: when I say "here" I mean here in #jj_forums!
So nice and beautiful 😍👏
@hernandezjess this guy
@_02 Got it! 😁
Love the colours coordination here!