Story of Bing @ Instagram

Posted on Aug 20, 2013 in Bing, Life, Photography, Singapore

Everyone knows I have, like a million photos shot via Instagram. It’s no secret that it’s my favourite photography app. But it’s always been a private channel for me because I couldn’t stand it that you couldn’t shoot a picture with the Instagram app without publishing it. So I had gone completely defiant about it and had shot almost 2,000 Instagram shots without sharing them by keeping my account completely locked. *looking sheepish* So, why am I starting a Story of Bing Instagram account now? Heh. It’s a combination of laziness to write blog posts, lack of time to take proper pictures and probably just simply because I am still in the midst of settling back into my own country. With a whole new life again in my own home turf, a brand new job and heaps of dear...

The Final Bits of SA – Night Time in Joburg

Posted on Jun 19, 2013 in Art & Culture, Bing, Photography, South Africa

People often ask us about night life in Joburg. The truth is we rarely went out at night unless it was for a dinner party at a friend’s house or a night out at a nice restaurant or an evening of drinks and shopping at the Night Market on Main. There’s heaps to do at night in Joburg and the younger generation would vouch for that. The Fordsburg Night Market was a bustling street of Indian delights at night and possibly the best place to grab a good bryani in Joburg and there was the occasional wine event that we would go to. But we were a couple of oldies who didn’t dance, sing or drink like our livers could still take it, so clubs were out for us. What I really enjoyed doing in the late evenings in...

A Shot At Lomography At Constitution Hill

Posted on Apr 22, 2013 in Bing, Photography

Lomography is a culture in photography. It’s all about being creative and experimental, and I’ve always been curious about it. I love that you practically can’t have a bad picture with lomography. The “mistakes” that we are faulted on in regular photography are accepted as funky, cool or interesting and often regarded as abstract art in lomography. So when we found out that the guys at the Lomography Embassy Store in Johannesburg were renting out their lomo gear AND taking folks out to Constitution Hill for an afternoon, the hubby and I signed up for it immediately. The Lomography Embassy Store is located in one of the coolest parts of the inner city – Braamfontein. It’s one of my favourite neighbourhoods and was the perfect place to start snapping away with those plastic cameras. If I had found one...

Instagram Shots “Toastered”

Posted on Mar 31, 2013 in Bing, Photography

I’ve tried hundreds of photography apps on my iPhone and I find myself constantly going back to the good old Instagram app. It’s just the easiest to use. I like being able to see the shot as soon as I have snapped it and don’t have to tap on an icon to go to the camera roll. I like that almost all the photo effects in it are good. I like that I can remove shadows in my shots. And I like that I can manually choose my focal point. I’ve been trying to give each and every effect a good chance and stop using my favourite “Early Bird” effect all the time. So in the past week, I’ve been snapping with just the “Toaster” effect. It gives a red vintage glow to my shots. I honestly cannot decide...

I Love Instagram

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 in Bing, Photography

It’s no secret that my favourite photography app is Instagram. I have like, 15 photography apps on my iPhone. But the one I use the most is Instagram. It was practically the reason I was converted into an iPhone user. I was happy with my frumpy old Nokia phone, when my little cousin whipped out her iPhone one day and camwhored with me with Instagram. Our picture together was so beautiful, I had gone out and bought an iPhone in the same week. Haha.. With Instagram, you don’t have to know aperture, shutter speed, white balance or ISO. The pictures almost always look good. It’s an idiot proof app that makes your pictures look pro. The only thing you need to have is a good eye for composition. So, don’t be so quick to be impressed by photographers who...

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