Who Wants Hipstamatic’s Oggl? This guy

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Introducing Oggl, a Community for Creative People to Capture and Curate their Lives Through Photography

It’s a big day for the Hipstamatic community: For the first time ever, we’re launching a new way to experience Hipstamatic’s beautifully crafted lenses and films, and providing a way for our community to connect like never before.

Let us introduce you to Oggl: a community for creative people to capture and curate their lives through photography.

-Oggl isn’t a fuzzy snap of cooking solo on Tuesday—it’s dinner at French Laundry.

-Oggl isn’t screenshots of your favorite album cover—it’s when you hung backstage with the band.

-Oggl isn’t ducklips or bathroom selfies—it’s living like you mean it, your best creative work, and amazing life moments.

Key Features Oggl is designed around two key features: Capturing and curating photos.

Capture: Oggl is a “capture-first” shooting experience using Hipstamatic’s beautiful lenses and films, and comes with 5 “Favorites” pre-loaded for situational shooting: Landscape, Food, Portrait, Nightlife and Sunset. For the first time ever, edit a photo after it’s taken to experiment with different looks, and “tap to preview” effects before shooting.

Curate: Share your best photos to your Oggl profile to curate your personal story, and the browse the Curated Editorial Feeds, curated by the Hipstamatic team and talented photographers from around the world. With “My Collection,” see your photos showcased next to photos you’ve curated from around the community.

Additional features on Oggl include: Share to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, Tumblr and Flickr, set new “Favorites” for situational shooting, tag location, and tag other Oggl community members in photos.

Joining the Community Oggl is an experience designed for capturing and curating beautiful photos, not for showcasing advertising. To support this vision for the community, Oggl is available via two subscription options: Monthly for $0.99 and yearly for $9.99. Each subscription comes with access to Hipstamatic’s entire catalog of current lens and film gear, and guarantees new gear each month.

Availability We want to make sure Oggl is the most awesome place for our community, so we’re rolling it out slowly through an invitation system. To request an invitation, visit the Oggl website. From the entire Hipstamatic team, we thank you in advance for your patience. We’ll get you in just as soon as we can!

An important word about Hipstamatic, the camera experience that started it all: For everyone out there who is wondering what this means for Hipstamatic — fret not, friends. Hipstamatic is here to stay.

From everyone at Hipstamatic, we want to thank you for being the best community in the world. You inspire us and we’re so thankful. ** Keep shootin’, and see you all on Oggl!

-Lucas Buick and Ryan Dorshorst, co-founders, Hipstamatic

Telling Stories on Backspaces


Backspaces is an awesome app that lets its users tell stories with pictures and words. All on mobile of course (iOS and Android devices, I think.) Users also can share on the web, and I am on backspac.es/joe_montoya ::  Simple concept. Excellent execution. Well done creators of Backspaces.

Appreciating You Teachers

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week here in the U.S. As a parent, I am thankful to all you dedicated teachers who invest into young people’s lives. I have 3 children: one out of school and two still in. Having great teachers makes a huge difference.

As a former school teacher, I remember tying shoes, breaking up fights, getting sneezed on, putting on bandaids, and grading all those papers.

Teachers, keep in mind your influence extends way beyond your campus and reaches generation after generation. Thank you. 20130507-102256.jpg
(Flowers for Mrs. Ketchum)

Hipstachallenge Feature

Thanks HipstaChallenge for the feature on my children’s book. The #makebeautiful project was the catalyst that tranformed me into a Hipstamatic shooter. http://instagram.com/p/Y2kmlwN0gr/

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eBook Published

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It’s almost 4am in the morning, but I published Violen! My first published book. Here’s the link to the Blurb online store, and the eBook download $1.99. Check it out! You can’t even buy 2 overpriced mocha lattes for that price. It’s well worth the buy. Believe me… I read it a million times already! http://store.blurb.com/ebooks/388325-violen I am working on getting the eBook sold on iTunes and will give hard book prices very soon.

About.me

I’m starting to get out of control and all over the map with accounts here and social media hooks there. Thank God I found About.me which is basically a personal home page and a social media platform that keeps all of the connections to me together in one place. Below is my About.me page

First Post!

First post!

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I have had stories in my head for 25 years: mostly stories for young people. Hey! I was one of those young people 25 years ago. I finally started writing draft a story in 1999. Years prior to that, I put ideas down in thinking maps. If I remember correctly, I finished the first draft in one night. Here I am 14 years later, on a mission to revive this dream and actually share stories with others. It is obvious that I need help along the way because I’ve never published anything before. I submitted a draft of my first story to a publisher a few years ago, and it came back. Discouraged but not crushed I asked a few artists to help illustrate the story and put my words into images, but the timing wasn’t right until now. I have been really with family and work, but this dream won’t die, no matter what I do. This time I’m going to see it through. Here it is. My plan is to use this site as my creative launch pad. Hope you enjoy the journey with me. Cheers!