Tyson Wheatley, senior editor at CNN.com, started using Instagram because he want to share his everyday life in Hong Kong with his wife and kids who are in the US. It turns out his snaps bring him more than 60,000 followers.
His shared his insights on the use of Instagram at the New Media Conference at HKU this afternoon.
1. Instagram makes life more beautiful
Other than Instagram, there are many awesome smartphone apps available for us to edit photos and upload it online to share with people around the world. He recommended photography apps, like VSCO and Picfx, which make his photos “look even way more awesome”.
2. Luck is all you need
A beautiful snaps mostly is a result of luck and the various filters one can use, requires very little skill. He said he took 30 to 40 photos a day to record the daily activities in his life, and he snapped as many photos as he wanted on his favourite subject.
He agrees that Instagram may not be as professional as an SLR camera, but it is easier to use and can capture a moment in life whenever you want.
3. The evolution of citizen journalism can benefit from these apps and technologies as well, Wheatley says. CNN had used Instagram before as well, he said.. Have fun with what it is
Make positive comments and having fun are the approaches he suggested people take towards using these apps and photos.