Posts tagged: Instagram

Announcing Our Flora & Fauna Photography Show Winners to be Exhibited at Photoville


© Brooke DiDonato
Blending In
11 x 17 inches
Edition of 10
$375 (40% of proceeds to Hempstead Town Animal Shelter)


© Brooke DiDonato
11 x 17 inches
Edition of 10
$375 (40% of proceeds to Hempstead Town Animal Shelter)

Flora & Fauna, presented by the photography website Feature Shoot at Photoville, is a show about plants and animals curated by Feature Shoot’s Instagram followers opening Friday, September 10 at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Over a period of 3 weeks, we sorted through over 9,000 images and posted over 400 images to Instagram, inviting our followers to vote. Our followers cast their votes simply by “liking” the image(s) on Instagram, and the 25 most popular images (from 22 photographers around the world) are presented in this show.

Cast Your Vote for Our ‘Flora and Fauna’ Group Photography Show at Photoville


© Kate Sweeney [@kate_sweeney], 619 votes


© Winky Lewis [@winkylewis], 575 votes

Last week, we announced that for our fourth annual Photoville exhibition, Feature Shoot is inviting our Instagram followers to curate the show. The theme is ‘Flora and Fauna,’ and submissions and votes have been rolling in. Each day, we will continue to post selected images to our Instagram feed, where you may cast your vote for your favorite images simply by “liking” it on Instagram. Submissions are due by July 17th, 2015, but voting will remain open until July 20th. The 20-25 images with the most “likes” will be exhibited on September 10th-20th at Photoville, New York City’s largest annual photo event. Here are our top five frontrunners so far, selected from more than 2,000 submissions and counting. A lot can change in eleven days, so be sure to submit and keep on voting.

Call for submissions: ‘Flora and Fauna’ Group Show at Photoville, Brooklyn


Feature Shoot is asking photographers of all ages, locations and stages in their career to submit up to 5 images around the theme ‘flora and fauna’ for possible inclusion in our annual group photography show at Photoville on September 10-20, 2015 at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Photoville is the largest annual photographic event in New York City, with over 70,000 visitors in 2014. Produced by United Photo Industries, Photoville is “a modular venue built from re-purposed shipping containers” that includes over 60 exhibitions. For the last 3 years, the Feature Shoot team has curated a container alongside esteemed companies and institutions such as Instagram, The New York Times, TIME Magazine, National Geographic, The Pulitzer Center and the Magnum Foundation.

To celebrate over 20K followers on the Feature Shoot Instagram feed, we’ve have decided to do something a little different this year and let our community of followers curate the show. Instead of choosing the participating photographers as we have done the past 3 years, we want to see what our readers are interested in seeing exhibited.

The way it will work is that the Feature Shoot team will select images from the submissions to run on our Instagram feed daily.  Followers of the Feature Shoot Instagram will be able to like each image as per usual. Photos with the most likes on our Instagram (by July 20th) will be exhibited at Photoville.

There are 2 ways to submit:

Via email: Send up to 5 images at 620 px wide to [email protected] with ‘Flora and Fauna’ in the subject line. Please include your Instagram handle (if you have one) and any additional hashtags.

Via Instagram: After posting the images you’d like to submit to your own Instagram, please hashtag #featureshootshow to be considered. If we select your image, we will regram it on our Instagram feed for our followers to see and judge.

Deadline for submissions is July 17, 2015.

It is FREE to submit, however by doing so, you agree to our Terms and Conditions found here.

Any questions, please email us at [email protected]

Photographer Cole Barash Explores the Concept Of ‘Edge’ With the New Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (Sponsored)

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As smartphones become increasingly advanced, it’s clear that the images of the future are being captured more often than not with the cameras in our phones. It’s estimated that more than 77 million people use Instagram, making it all the more crucial for photographers to make phone images that stand out from the crowd. Over the course of the last week, we have invited three fantastic Guest Instagrammers to use the new Samsung Galaxy S6 edge to create images that do just that, and more.

Photographer Laura Barisonzi Takes the New Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for a Test Drive in NYC (Sponsored)


If 2015 has taught us anything so far, it’s that camera phones aren’t only for selfies and food snaps but also for serious, quality imagery. The photos you take on your phones are as important as those you capture during a high-­tech shoot. Over the next week, we are thrilled to present a series of three NYC-­based photographers who are using the new Samsung Galaxy S6 edge to make images that elevate mobile photography to new and exciting heights.

Photographers Julian Reid, Emily Malan, Alexander Coggin, Alex Beker, and Rachel Rinehart Take Over Our Instagram


Julian Reid [@julianreidphoto] / October 23, 24, 25


Emily Malan [@emilymalan] / October 26, 27, 28

Put down your pumpkin spice lattes and get ready for our latest lineup of transcontinental Guest Instagrammers! We’ll kick this round off by traveling to Mumbai, India to see the sites through the lens Julian Reid before skipping back home to NYC with fashion photographer Emily Malan. From there, we’ll head on over to Berlin to celebrate Halloween overseas with Alexander Coggin. Next, we’ll fly to sunny Miami with Alex Beker before traveling across the states to the San Francisco Bay with photographer Rachel Rinehart.

Photographers Elo Vazquez, Leanne Surfleet, Thom Davies, Sam Edmonds, and Giulia Marchi Take Over Our Instagram


Elo Vazquez [@elovzqz] / September 23, 24, 25


Leanne Surfleet [@leannesurfleet] / September 26, 27, 28

Our latest lineup of Guest Instagrammers invite us to explore all corners of the globe, from tourist destinations to local treasures. We’ll begin with Elo Vazquez in her hometown of Sevilla, Spain before following Leanne Surfleet to the UK with her dreamy, nostalgic imagery. Next, we will hop over to Japan with Thom Davies and explore some of the longterm consequences of Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant disaster. From there, we’ll visit Australia with conservation photographer Sam Edmonds and finish up in Shanghai with Giulia Marchi.

Photographers Michael Mullady, Henry Hargreaves, Andrew Nedimyer, Annie Collinge, and Jenny Riffle Take Over Our Instagram

michael mullady 3 Michael Mullady [@mullady] / August 9, 10, 11

henry hargreaves Henry Hargreaves [@coffeecupsoftheworld] / August 12, 13, 14

Summer’s almost over, but our latest lineup of Guest Instagrammers will have you celebrating warm days and the great outdoors. First, we will see summer in Peru with Michael Mullady, then we’ll get a glimpse of coffee cups from all over the world with Henry Hargreaves. From there, we will hike through The Enchantments with Andrew Nedimyer, exploring the mountain lakes in Washington state’s magical Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Next, Annie Collinge will show us the sites in London, and we’ll visit Seattle with Jenny Riffle.

Artful and Disarming Photos of a Feral Cat Colony

Jason Houge

Jason Houge

Cats rule the Internet, this much is clear, but it is exceedingly rare to see serious depictions of the fine beasts. Beautifully counteracting this trend, yet still letting us look at cats, is Green Bay, Wisconsin-based photographer Jason Houge. Houge has been Instagramming the 20+ colony of feral cats that he and his girlfriend have been feeding and caring for since they moved into their rural home, with the help of local organization Cats Anonymous. Generally cats would come and go, but in 2012, a family of cats stayed for longer than one season. This was the start of Houge’s cat family, which has since grown to include more than twenty cats.

Photographers Dylan Isbell, Karen Doolittle, Erin Leydon, Ryan Schude and Ali Kate Cherkis Take Over Our Instagram

Dylan IsbellDylan Isbell, [@dylanisbell] / Dec. 27, 28, 29

Our latest line-up of guest Instagrammers will wrap up 2013 and bring us into the New Year, taking us from New York to California to Mexico to Israel. Follow along here to see what they are up to.