My instagram obsession continues on. For a while I was getting kind of annoyed with all the filtered photos posted online, wondering what happened to real (as in undoctored) photography. Sure, I’d contributed with my hipstamatic uploads, but it seemed like every.single.picture in my flickr contacts was uploaded straight from some app. I think the turning point was when I took this picture of the car. Everyone has cameras in their phones nowadays and this allows us to document our lives more regularly. Our memories get filtered through our emotions and these photo apps allow us to play up those emotions quickly and easily. And as much as I love taking pictures, editing them and sharing them on instagram, I equally love the social aspect. I really enjoy looking at every one else’s contributions and comments.
Earlier this month I realized I was about to hit 100 pictures on instagram so I took the above picture to celebrate. Since around the time of the car picture, mentioned above, I think I’ve posted at least one picture to instagram every day. I’m making no commitments, because, well, we all know how I am about that, but I hope to keep it up as long as I am inspired.
Have you seen where you can design photo albums online specific to instagram and get them printed? How cool is that? I might want to do that, but then again, I could easily print them myself and assemble a book of my own. We will see.