I have to say, at first I wasn’t 100% on board with Instagram, but now, I adore it (and apparently a lot of other people do as well, considering Facebook felt it was worth the purchase price of ONE BILLION DOLLARS!!!)
But here’s what I’ve come to love about it…it makes me take pictures of MY everyday life. I’m always taking pictures of everyone else’s lives, and totally forget about mine. So it pushes me to capture the simple moments of my world.
Now lets clarify…my Instagram pictures taken on my iPhone will NEVER replace the professional pictures I create. Good luck printing your iPhone shots to a 16×20 canvas, or even a clean 8×10 print. Not gonna happen. But its an awesome way to catch beautiful moments of daily life. I’m happy that Kevin Systrom created Instagram (and so are his NINE employees….NINE EMPLOYEES, who are now all hopefully recipients of this insane paycheck). Kudos to a guy with an awesome idea, that paid off, and allows all of us to take fun pictures, and share them, for free. :)
*All images below were taken on my iPhone.
You can see my Instagram pictures here, or follow me on your phone through the Instagram app by searching my user name, JenniferCYK.