Aug 20, 2012
Friends, in the past, I had resisted joining Instagram, for reasons you can find in this WSJ article-- ironic, I know, coming from a blogger. Kind of laughable, really and if you read the article you'll see why! But, this weekend I finally caved to Instargram because we got an iPhone. And the filters are so pretty, people. They are so pretty!
Let me just say--now I understand all the hype, my friends. Now I do. I'm somewhat of a photo filter connoisseur (you may have witnessed my love for all the PicMonkey photo filters?) and I have to say that Instagram has some pretty amazing filters. They make just about any image look gorgeous.
Nerdy experiment I conducted today:
I tested the Instagram filters to learn more about them by taking a picture of my ceiling (can you see I take my photo tweaking seriously?) and then applying each filter to each blank canvas, one by one. Fascinating? Okay, maybe not. And the kids thought it was pretty lame too. But I did conclude that each filter is different (not just named something clever) and each one has unique properties. A true invention? Probably not. Real innovation? Meh. But some very cool effects indeed!
You can see one of my first Instagram pictures here if you'd like.
And you can follow me if you want to see some of what goes on behind the scenes here--I'm salsapie. Easy enough to remember, right?