Instagram released an update with a new feature named „Stories“ and even Instagram’s CEO Kevin Systrom said: „Snapchat deserves all the credit“. It’s a clear Snapchat rip-off, but Instagram’s users start to pick up this newish feature more and more — here is why:

  • they are familiar with it already
  • it’s easier to find people’s Stories on Instagram than it is on Snapchat
  • you don’t have to switch between apps (all-in-one)
  • the view-count is currently higher than on SC (getting back to this later)
  • IG added some features that Snapchat did not - these do make sense but also do…


INTERVIEW

© Dan Rubin

WHERE FROM: Belfast, Northern Ireland

CURRENT LOCATION: London, UK

IMAGES ON DEVICE: 20,661

FAVORITE GEAR: iPhone 6, Moment Wide-Angle Lens, Joby GorillaPod


Scrolling through your Instagram timeline, did you ever wonder whether some of the images shown were shot with a potato? Well, same here!

Making an app, especially making an app for photo editing (SKRWT), forces you to oversee a whole selection of devices to test-drive on.

That’s what I did the last two years. I was developing an app and was switching devices all day, all of them sporting the same apps. Also, when you’re handling three Instagram feeds at once, logging-in and out isn’t an option. I ended up logged in with the iPhone 5s, 6 and 6+ at…


When the new iPhone 6s and 6s+ came out we did a decent first test - but we wanted to get more into real shooting with the new devices and went to Rotterdam for a second round.

While in Rotterdam and running from location to location we shot some video in-between, excited by the unique beauty of this city. Modern architecture pared with an old soul - it should be on everyone’s list when coming to the Netherlands or Europe - even before Amsterdam!

Rotterdam: ˈrɒtərdæm or rɒtərˈdæm

Rotterdam’s uniqueness is every picture-hunter’s dream.

  • The Port of Rotterdam is the second largest in…


PHONE 6 // APPS: SKRWT, SNAPSEED, VSCO // MODEL: @GIUMAG

4s / 5 / 6 / 6+ / 6s / 6s+

After posting “The Big iPhone Camera Comparison Test” I didn’t felt like I gave the 6s and 6s+ the right playground to prove themselves. This time I’ve used a tripod and went to Rotterdam, NL with all devices for a more realistic shooting surrounding.

All images you see here were taken and edited with an iPhone, there is a link to a zip-file with all comparison shots at the foot of this article.


4s / 5 / 6 / 6+ / 6s / 6s+

UPDATE: READ THE COMPARISON TEST PART II - LINK

Did someone say bigger sensor? Oh, a decent megapixel boost and a faster processor too?!

I am excited to get a new iPhone again. The 5s has been my favorite device for a long time now. The 6 and 6+ were, for me, just bigger phones and I am not into that size matters thing.

The geek and photographer inside of me needed to know if the 6s and 6s+ camera update is really worth the upgrade. …

SKRWT

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