Instagram, which is an app for iphone and ipad's, is less about the technical perfection of an image, and more about the everyday moments of life, shared with everyone. Its like twitter but in image not words. And the square format and instant sharing is reminiscient of taking a polaroid.
My favourite photography apps are listed below, quite a few of which were upon Christina's recommendation.
Christina keeps a beautiful blog Divas and Dreams, and has been running an Instagram post every monday with her tips and advice. It was through her first post in this series that i started to realise the potential for instagram in terms of creative expression and also just how sweet it is to see the world through the eyes of so many people in different places around the world.
When using the Instagram, you can simply take a photo and then use the filters within that app to change the look and then immediately share. Or you can have a play around and use other programs/apps to get a desired affect.
There are so many photo apps these days it can be quite overwhelming so i found Christina's posts pointing me in the right direction, were a big help (thanks Christina!) and its partly inspired me to put this post together, to pass on which apps i'm liking to you too.
camera+ - find this has a better camera than my iphone3Gs itself, and its very quick to make it square and add better frames or filters than on instagram. save to camera roll and then upload
PS express - a simple app to follow for adjusting and cropping
Photoforge2 and Pic frame - read about them on Christina's post here
100cameras - lots of different affects, some filters, alot are like overlays, to give textured appearance
Photo Toaster and Camera sharp - read much more about these two, from Christina's post here
I also found the following for adding little extra details.......
Magic Hour - filter heaven, with so many variations to use, and then even more to download free, that anyone on the App can create and share
Smilecat - a japanese app, with cute frames (like the one of Whisper above) and the option to write onto your image which i use even if i don't want to frame it,(like in the top photo of this post) and stickers you can add as well, gives a stationery feel to images which i like
Just a note - if you do search for the app you'll find the free one is easy enough to follow but some of the stickers are in japanese, its worth trying it out, but then purchase the other one if you like it, as it has more words in english to use.
Masking tape - i just got this, but it seems good, and you can add different colours of tape and write on them like i have below
Looking forward to this book on sewing projects using liberty fabrics!
Hope you find this post useful if you're a fellow instagram addict.