July 13, 2012

My foray into Instagram-land.

So I did it.  Yet another silly, fun, addictive “social media” outlet.  All my friends are doing it, so ….


I got myself a moniker.  Opened an account.  Took photos.  Applied filters.  And posted.  Here I am, joining the tom-foolery.  With my not-phone.  My glorified solitaire game (true story:  Big Dude got a little exasperated with me using up his phone battery playing solitaire.  So he found me a broken Droid on Ebay.  Fixed it.  And told me to play solitaire on that.  Not kidding.  And I’ve been happily wasting time playing solitaire on it ever since).   My sometime dinky camera.  My trail tracker.  My new Instagram toy. But never my phone. 


I must admit.  Those Instagram filters are quick, painless and fun.  And just like any new photographer who applies way too much contrast to every single photo, I think I’m going to be a little out of control with tilt shift for awhile.  It’s just the way of things.

instagram july13

Anywhoo, we’ll see how long I stick it out with IG.  I’m way less married to my not-phone than I am to my computer, but gosh those tilt shift filters are fun… Feel free to look me up and say "hi"; I'm shortonwords there, too.


Rebekah said...

Yae! It's about time! I'm alimages10 - come find me! I am loving Instagram. It makes me think very differently about framing, composition and subject than I do with my Nikon because I know it's going to be cropped to a square. It's actually kind of stretching me artistically. I used to hate my Android camera and I had iphone envy but Instagram helps me wait a little longer. ; )

Life with Kaishon said...

I am coming to look you up right this second. I don't know how to do tilt shift on instagram. I wish I was cooler. I am going to come to California so you can teach me to be cool.

Anita Johnson said...

I love that top photo Susan...I have an iPhone bought off of Ebay, with no data plan...just easy to use for texting. I'm not even going to try instagram...I think I would get addicted very quickly. But such cute photos...

keli [at] kidnapped by suburbia said...

I love seeing you over there! Especially since having a newborn, a toddler and a 5-year old makes it hard to use a computer these days ;)