A big part of what got me started with photography was the desire to slow down and explore the world around me. It was this desire that got me interested in photography initially, then carrying a camera with me everywhere I go. It helped me to slow down and really enjoy the places I am traveling to. It even got me to get out and explore where I might otherwise not due to being too tired, too jetlagged or too busy.
I post images almost as they come out of the camera on my blog ShootTokyo. I have a minimalist digital workflow that keeps me focused on capturing the best raw image that I can in the camera. I might occasionally crop something out of an image, sharpen a bit or add some vignetting if my lens didn't add it automatically. That's really about all I do.
On my Instagram feed, I'm only posting images captured via my mobile phone's camera. The exception to this is when I am promoting a new blog post then I use one image from the blog post in my Instagram post. My Instagram images are edited using the awesome set of available filters. I tend to up the structure, add vignetting, and then add a filter.
I have really taken to Instagram lately. I really enjoy the simplicity of shooting an image on my phone, quickly editing it in the Instagram App and the posting it. Viewing other people's images is very easy. I don't need to commit much time. I don't need to read their text or comment if I don't want to. I can scroll and double tap the photos I like to show my appreciation.
I was viewing some of my iPhone images in a larger size on my Mac the other day and was really impressed with the details it captures. There is an amazing amount detail being captured that is lost in the small form factor in which you typically view Instagram at. Enjoy the details.
Today's Configuration: iPhone X