Posts Tagged ‘instagram’
We couldn’t run a website all about photography and design without talking about the new(ish) craze which is sweeping the entire world and having a huge impact on the look of blogs everywhere. Iphoneography. A crazy and lovely made up word which basically describes the fantastic and beautiful things that people are doing with their photographs using their iPhones.
Now I should confess right here that I actually do not own an iPhone. I know, shock horror. It’s not that I wouldn’t like one, but in all honesty I hardly ever have skin time with my mobile phone and am tied into a super long and super cheap contract. Besides, I own both an iPad and an iPod, and the fantastic thing about iphoneography is that you can still do it from these devices. And the advantage is that for me is that I use my good camera to take all my pictures and then edit them with an app after the event, which means that I have a better quality image to mess around with in the first place. The iPhone camera is good, and it’s handy but it’s not going to beat my digital SLR on picture quality so I kind of like the way I do things.
There are quite literally thousands of photo apps available and over this series of posts on iphoneography we are going to share some of our favourites. What we like, what we don’t like, how they work and share some of the effects that you can achieve.
But let’s get on to the good stuff; what you can do with your pictures on instagram.
And with seventeen different filters to choose from, all with a vintage-type vibe, you are bound to find one which will suit your picture. Remember to bare in mind when you select your picture at the beginning that if you use and filter with a frame, and you decide to use that frame, that you will lose the edges of your picture. You don’t lose much but it’s worth considering when you are choosing and cropping an image at the beginning.
We especially like this tool for close ups of faces, or for when you want your audience to ignore a busy background.
If you don’t have it already, then Instagram is definitely worth adding to your app collection. Especially as it’s a freebie. It’s a great starting point for editing your photographs and the community of fellow snappers that you can find through it means that you will never want for a bit of photo inspiration.
You can follow us on instagram too: we are dearbeautifulboy and mummydaddyme and we always like new followers and people to follow in return.