Photographers with a strong presence on Instagram might soon be able to monetize their accounts in a more tangible way than has been possible so far. In an interview with Bloomberg, James Quarles, Instagram’s head of business, has confirmed that Instagram will soon add a function to book a business or service directly from the mobile app. The feature is expected to be launched within the next couple of months.
Photographers can be an ornery bunch. We’re protective of our craft, proud of our work, and quick to defend the art when it’s under attack. Sometimes, though, that defensiveness can get out of hand. One common instance is when we see famous people—models, actors, athletes, or whoever—pick up a camera and have some success. The vitriol machine is currently pointed at Kendall Jenner, best known as a fashion model and reality TV personality. She has recently started working as a photographer and stopped by The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon to talk about her work.