Lately I’ve developed a slight obsession. It is called Instragram and I’ve been having so much fun with it that I can’t quite seem to quit. I downloaded the free app a year ago when I got my first iPhone but never really used it. It seemed like just another time-consuming social media gadget that would just suck up more of my already sacred amount of free time.
Fast forward a year after I had first caught wind of Instagram and now it is becoming a favorite hobby. Why? Because it is wonderful! Not only do I thoroughly enjoy uploading all sorts of old travel pictures and “instagramming” them, I also really love to take pictures on the fly using my iPhone and then instantly changing the entire feeling of the shot with Instagram. It really is quite amazing that you can do so much all on that tiny little iPhone screen.
I can change a photo’s light, feeling, emphasis, structure and mood all by playing around with the different themes. I can also zoom in and really focus in on something special in a picture without having to download it to my computer and edit it. It is so much fun! If you haven’t tried it before, I highly recommend giving it a whirl. I also have it on my iPad as well but don’t use it much there since I find it much more convenient to use my iPhone. It is always with me and within two minutes I can snap a photo, change it on Instagram and share it with the world. How fantastic!
I also enjoy perusing under the travel hashtags (#travel) and daydreaming about my next trip. I love photography and especially enjoy gorgeous pictures from around the world. Instagram has all the travel photos I could possibly need without having to read anything, making it easy to just sit there and be a page through gorgeous photos.
Enough ranting about Instagram. Here are some of my favorite pictures I’ve “Instagrammed”. If you are interested in checking out my site, it can be found here: http://www.instagram.com/thirdeyemom
If you have an instagram site, please let me know as I’d love to follow you!