#StoleLens: a guide to produce a flawless visual story

Our realm is everywhere. Deepest stories lie within our own lenses.  It is imperative that we get to see angles from different perspective.

When a random scene like @IGersManila’s #KalyePH photowalk is off the hook; we, photo enthusiasts, tend to focus more on spots that are pleasing to our eyes than to the stories they could bring. Though I have to admit that both disciplines can be effectively used to capture a great photograph, we have to always remember that we only use our own camera phones (at least most of the time) and using such device will test our skills in snapshooting because of limited focus, aperture settings, etc. Hence, relying on the scene and ingenuity in editing the photo is indeed a challenge for some.

I started taking photos when I was a preschool student. Of course, no one will expect that I will be very skilled that early. I can’t remember what my preferences were in photography before, I just remembered that I used to borrow my father’s camera. He taught me how to use it and as a toddler, I always ask questions about the purposes of each parts of the device (even the batteries). This made me think that aside from those individuals who were born genius in the said field, people who were taught during their playful years can also produce exceptional images. Perhaps, letting young people peek what’s inside the lens give them the opportunity to see life in a different angle.

Our #IGFeatureWish through #IGMNLonViber

With the recent updates on Instagram like sharing of photos and videos in portrait and landscape orientation, and the recent update on its Direct Message, we wonder; are there any more features we wanted to wish for?

Through IGersManila’s Viber Public Chat Room, we came upon a Question Of The Day or a #QOTD where we asked co-#TheMods, some #TheColl, and our #KaViber or those people following us on Viber to answer our question:

“If you can request ONE new feature added on Instagram, what will be your #IGFeatureWish and why?”

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It turns out, we got pretty interesting answers from #TheMods, #TheColl, and our #KaViber. Here is the summarized list of our #IGFeatureWish:

Text on Photos. It’s no secret that we love putting those witty words, relatable lyrics, and #YOLO statements on our photos. Most of us wished that Instagram could add a feature where we can add text on our photos directly instead of using another App.

Multiple Log-In. Since some of us, have more than one Instagram account, we wish that Instagram could have a feature that enables you to switch accounts without logging in like how it was done in other social media platforms. We feel that this feature will help make Social Media Managers lives easier.

Scheduled Posts. Though we know that the very purpose of Instagram is to post photos captured spontaneously, scheduled posts will help those who have a very hectic schedule to keep on instagram’ing, and not miss a day’s theme.

There are other several features we wanted to be added, but we feel that these top three requests are with higher demand and of importance for today’s Instagram’ing. How about you, what is your #IGFeatureWish? Tell us all about it by using the hashtags #IGFeatureWish and #IGMNLonViber.

We are looking forward to your suggestions. Keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR