Lately, I’ve been getting a ton of emails/messages about what camera I use for the photos I post on my blog. To be honest, I just point and shoot with my iPhone 4. Photography shouldn’t primarily be about what sort of expensive camera you use. It’s about capturing a moment that means something special to you (for me, it’s an added bonus if others can really see the moment that I just witnessed).
I also use a free photography app called Instagram. Let me tell you, I’m obsessed with it. It’s so fun and addicting! You simply snap a photo, edit it with various filters (even tilt-shift), and upload it for others to ‘like’ and ‘comment’. It’s a really great community to share your photos and to explore/appreciate other people’s work.
Here are a few of my recent favorites:
I am a huge fan of the Nashville and Brennan (new!) filters, because they make your photographs very light in color and somewhat breathable. If you want a cosmic look, go for the Apollo filter. If you desire a more vintage photograph, choose Earlybird. The filter I rarely ever use is Lord Kelvin— yucky orange..
Also, if you are looking for an easier way to glance at your feed and manage your comments, I suggest using the online version: Webstagram.
I hope this post inspires you to use Instagram and to take memorable photographs every day. Snap a shot of yourself, your pet(s), what you’re eating, where you’re traveling, etc. The possibilities are endless. If you’d like to follow my Instagram or just glance through my photos, my username is devincastro.
*If you already use Instagram, please reply with your username. I would love to check out your work!