Monday, October 31, 2011

out running errands

My first foto...

...on Streamzoo. One week ago today, I discovered Streamzoo for Android. It is a social media photo sharing site. I access the site through the Android app which I downloaded on the Android market.

After downloading the app, I had set up a profile and started navigating through. The dashboard is fairly easy to navigate. I discovered streams,feeds,and the use of the "#" throughout. The dashboard also has buttons for popular (streams) and a button for leaderboard to name a few. What is 'streaming' are pictures that have been uploaded by people from all over the world. Since it is a cross-platform app, you can discover photos taken from both Android and iPhone platforms. You can also link your Facebook and/or Twitter accounts. What is great is that you can follow other profiles and streams and see what they upload. There is a way to "like" a photo and leave comments or private messages to a fellow Streamzooer. You even earn points (which can earn you a spot on the leaderboard). What I enjoy about the system of communicating is that I can "like" a photo out of appreciation and admiration and further leave a comment if I wanted to.

I soon found myself uploading photos and spending time looking at some amazing and artistically edited images. The community is friendly, encouraging, and very active. It's a great community.

I had a Blackberry before I had gotten my Android and never had an iPhone so I can't explain the pull of Instagram for iPhone users, but what I can say is that Streamzoo is very addicting, especially if you love photos, photography, and social media in general. It's a great way to share your images with family and friends (both old and new). I'm not doing Streamzoo justice with my quasi-review so please just check it out.

*I would link to Streamzoo but I'm typing this on my phone :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Paper Camera app

Experimenting with a new little app...Paper Camera. It displays a live preview of what you can capture in a foto. There are several different filters. It also has the ability to add a filter to an existing foto that is stored on my phone. Can't wait to experiment with it some more.


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Sunset

Tonight's sunset (taken just before my short drive home) was interesting. To the left of the sun is a hint of blue skies...to the right, dark clouds threatening rain. It was pretty much how the whole day went. It drizzled enough to get the car dirty but there were some blue skies during some parts of the afternoon.