5 Photo Challenges You’ll Want to Participate in on Social Media

photo challengesSocial media has changed the way in which we share and take pictures. Facebook personally ushered in the rise of the selfie while Instagram made food photography an everyday occurrence. These days, we’re so used to seeing our friends and loved ones share pictures and posts that it’s fun to step outside our comfort zones and participate in some photo challenges.

 

The following list includes five fun photo challenges you’ll want to try out. Some have been around forever and a few are currently trending. Check it out.



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Is Snap (Snapchat) Poised to Disappear?

snapchatOn March 2, Snap Inc., the parent company of the widely popular Snapchat app, closed their first day of public trading up 44%.


Since then, however, things have gone downhill.


After its first full week on the stock market, SNAP stock was down 18.5%. This week is also seeing a downward trend, now nearing $19 a share..


Not only is the company off to a rocky start in the stock market, but it’s posted year-over-year losses for 2015 and 2016—and it’s forecasted to do the same at the end of this year as well.


So, is the company with an estimated $25 billion valuation destined to go the way of Napster, Atari and Compaq? While it’s too early to tell if Snapchat will pull a complete disappearing act, the company certainly has some choppy waters ahead.


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Photo Sharing Apps’ Biggest Problem SOLVED

Do you share photos online? In today’s all-digital world, if you are like most tech savvy disbursers of information, the most commonplace pictures shared are of what you ate last night or those instant moments captured on your mobile device. But, there are 3.5 trillion old school photo snapshots that are still analog.

 

The challenges for the top photo sharing apps, and cloud storage services like DropBox and Box is how to digitize those past nostalgic memories. #ThrowbackThursday (#TBT) is another popular trending tool for showing off pictures from decades ago.   Each of the below photo sharing apps, along with all the rest have a bog problem. Faced with trillions of still analog pictures, the biggest problem in photography is how to easily and affordably get pictures scanned. Using a bulk photo scanning service like ScanMyPhotos.com is a smart solution for revisiting past pictures to then upload and share. What is your favorite photo sharing app and are you using it for also sharing past pictures that are now digital?

 

Our Favorite Photo Sharing Apps and tools:

 

Facebook Camera is the fastest way to share photos with your close friends and family members on Facebook. Browse through a feed of your friends photos, upload multiple photos at once, and add filters to make your photos look unique.

 

Instagram lets you customize your photos and videos with custom built filter effects and cinematic stabilization. Share unlimited photos and videos in a photo stream.

 

Snapchat is used for sharing personal photos and funny videos with friends. Snap a photo or a video, send it to your friends, and it will instantly disappear in seconds after they view it.

 

Flickr fans take photos with the app and instantly share images with Flickr groups, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. There are filters, editing features to share those high-resolution photos.

 

Dropbox is a cloud storage leader for archiving and sharing your photos with easy access from your mobile device. The free service includes up to 2GB if data. The average ScanMyPhotos.com order, where 2,500 pictures are digitized is more like 6GB, which requires an upgrade to the DropBox Pro service. Continue reading