Firemen search for people trapped in their cars on 14th Street and Avenue C in Manhattan during Hurricane Sandy on 29 October 2012 © Michael Christopher Brown, courtesy of Time

A matter of timing

FLTR - 24 April 2014

Time magazine made the headlines when it chose an Instagram picture for its cover during Hurricane Sandy. Laurence Butet-Roch speaks with director of photography Kira Pollack about the weekly’s use of the app

Image © Matthew Leifheit

A gram of vice

FLTR - 22 April 2014

As the Vice empire extends its reach from print media to TV, it struggles to define its Instagram presence. Laurence Butet-Roch speaks with Vice's new photo editor, Matthew Leifheit, about his take on the photo-sharing app

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - SEPTEMBER 11: An Afghan child jumps across a long sewage ditch in the old city on September 11 2011 in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Photograph by Benjamin Lowy/Reportage by Getty Images)

Benjamin Lowy: “The end of Instagram?”

Olivier Laurent - 14 April 2014

Benjamin Lowy has covered wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, famine in Haiti and Darfur, and the aftermath of last year's devastating tsunami. Yet in recent years he’s been recognised for his work on the iPhone. He speaks with Olivier Laurent about the impact it's had on his work and his future

Impossible's Instant Lab

Test: Impossible Instant Lab

Olivier Laurent - 31 March 2014

Impossible's mission is to make instant film photography popular again, and with Instant Lab the company is making a play for the smartphone market. Olivier Laurent puts it to the test, with surprising results

Getty Images tests mobile stock photography app

Olivier Laurent - 5 March 2014

Getty Images, the world's largest stock image library, is jumping on the mobile bandwagon with Moment, a new iPhone app. FLTR's Olivier Laurent speaks with vice president of content development, Erin Sullivan about the stock agency's plans

Looking down a spiral staircase © Jamaway/Stockimo/Alamy, taken on an iPhone 5

Stock agency Alamy enters smartphone photography market

Olivier Laurent - 19 February 2014

Alamy has launched Stockimo, an iPhone app that allows photographers to sell their images using the stock library's sales and distribution network

Image © Pei Ketron

“Mobile photography has created a new generation of photographers,” says Pei Ketron

Olivier Laurent - 16 February 2014

Pei Ketron has been a photographer ever since she left university, but the popularity of smartphones has taken her career to the next level, she tells FLTR

Photographer Sarah Eckinger in The New York Times building, 19 July 2013 © Kathy Ryan

A director’s fix

Gemma Padley - 7 February 2014

Before Instagram, Kathy Ryan, director of photography at The New York Times Magazine, rarely took any pictures. But the discovery of the social platform changed that – so much so, that she even curated Aperture’s first Instagram Silent Auction last year. She tells FLTR about the impact smartphone photography has had on contemporary photographic culture

Enter the Mobile Masters 2014 contest

Olivier Laurent - 5 February 2014

Mobile Masters 2014 is inviting photographers to submit their work for a chance to be named one of the "world's top 48 artists who are breaking new ground in mobile photography"

A girl swims in a farm pool in rural Van Meter, Iowa, USA © David Guttenfelder

Shift in power: David Guttenfelder on the impact and importance of smartphone photography

Olivier Laurent - 4 February 2014

“There’s a whole language being developed – the power structure is being turned on its head," says David Guttenfelder, who speaks to FLTR about what attracted him to the smartphone

New realities: Smartphones and 9/11

FLTR - 21 January 2014

What impact would smartphone cameras have had on our response to the 9/11 attacks if they had been as ubiquitous then as they are today? Photography specialist and author Fred Ritchin searches for the answers

Fujifilm Instax Printer

Fujifilm launches smartphone printer

Olivier Laurent - 6 January 2014

Fujifilm has unveiled a smartphone photo printer that uses Instax Mini film

Canon unveils dual-camera compact model

Olivier Laurent - 6 January 2014

Canon's answer to smartphones' popularity is a model with both front and rear-facing cameras

Editor’s Letter: A proper device

Olivier Laurent - 6 January 2014

When is a camera a proper photography device? Does it matter?

Samsung unveils its Galaxy Camera 2

Olivier Laurent - 3 January 2014

Samsung's Galaxy Camera 2 sports a new processor and Android's latest operating system

Hipstamatic's Oggl

Hipstamatic’s CEO talks new Oggl experience

Olivier Laurent - 23 December 2013

Hipstamatic has updated its Oggl photo-sharing app, bringing a series of new features designed to put Oggl at the centre of your photographic activities. CEO Lucas Buick answers our questions

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Editor’s Letter: A Visual Vocabulary

Olivier Laurent - 23 December 2013

Each week, we look at the state of the smartphone photography market. Today, FLTR's editor discusses the media's obsession with calling time of death on photography, with The Guardian blaming smartphone users for photography's downfall

Camera+

Camera+ updated to version 5.0

Olivier Laurent - 19 December 2013

Tap Tap Tap has shipped version 5.0 of its popular Camera+ app, adding a wide array of image processing tools

Instagramers Gallery © Photo courtesy of Philippe Gonzalez

Instagramers Gallery opens, offering $100,000 cash prize

Olivier Laurent - 18 December 2013

An unprecedented photography contest has launched to coincide with the opening of the first Instagramers Gallery in Miami

Image © Gavin Mills

“The smartphone is just another tool… it’s the story that matters.”

Gemma Padley - 17 December 2013

Olivier Laurent, editor of new smartphone photography magazine FLTR, discusses the impact of smartphones on photography with photographer Anastasia Taylor-Lind and Oliver Lang at a panel discussion last night in Regent Street's Apple Store