It's a delightfully dreary Tuesday morning. The overcast sky yields little light, only muted grey tones blanketing the world. I'll sacrifice my want of sun because I can hear the rain falling all around. And rain is so romantic, especially when you're editing photos of two people so much in love.
But I'm not going to post a wedding today. Today I'm posting photos of my instagram iphoneography collaborations. Maybe you've just downloaded the app Instagram and you've seen all of these tags and titles of "#collab , both of our pics, my edit" or "his pics, my edit" etc
The photo above was my first #collab ever with @mattfrench.
Two of his photographs, one of mine, my edit.
What is a collab? A #collab is 2 instagrammers emailing their photos to each other and they both edit, blend, merge and mask each other's photos, traditionally all done on the iphone. As far as I know there are no rules, only that the photos you submit to the other IG-er are your own original works. You can use whatever apps you want, merge with your photos or all of theirs, however you want! Complete creative freedom! Hooray!
Here are a few of my favorite apps to edit pics with on the iphone:
- picture show
- image blender <<----where the majority of the edit is done
#collab with @warmpears // To note, all of the photos below are both of our pics, my edit.
#collab with @jennieloove
To note, the butterfly is the incredible work of my friend Margaret Schafer. She collects and preserves all different species of butterflies and moths!
#collab with @2ifbysea <--- Johnny :)
#collab with @mattfrench
#collabs with @luke_ditella
How do you get started with a #collab?
IG is an incredible community. If you see someone's work you really like, comment
on their ig feed "Hey! I'd love to do a collab with you! (your email address)" If they are interested
and 9 times out of 10 they probably are, they'll shoot you an email with a few photos.
Be ready to contribute some amazing iphone work to the fellow collaborator!
For me, collabs bring a new dimension to the Instagram World. I'm not sure who instigated them, but it's a brilliant concept. The best part? There is no right or wrong edit.
It's the beauty of your own interpretation.
How long should you edit the photo? I'm usually not editing more than a few minutes.
Happy collaboration, my friends!