Thursday, March 31, 2011

WHY INSTAGRAM IS MY NEW BEST FRIEND. AND MAX BRENNAR'S.


Round these parts, there is definitely a love for all things techie. As well as being a self-confessed blogoholic, I am quite partial to new technology.

Like my iPhone. It was like learning how to ride a bike in those first few days, but now we're best mates. And definitely velcroed at each other's waist. (More about my love of iPhones here.)

And while my husband has noticed I don't go anywhere without my iPhone (he might be right), he's also noted my love of taking photos. A professional photographer I am not. But that doesn't stop me from taking photos or movie footage every day.

And what are the chances of combining the two? Credit to my good friend Kate and her computer programming brother Aran for sharing with me something that combines my first two tech loves: instagram.

It's like Twitter, but instead of 140 letters or less, your post is a photograph. One awesome photograph. Or twenty. You can name it. Or search it. People can like or comment on it, and you can follow (or be followed). People can view your photograph the same way they can search in Twitter #putthehashfirst. Easy!

And to compliment instagram, I've also discovered the following apps: PhotoFx, Camera+, ProCamera, Hipstamatic (okay, she's not so new), TiltShiftGen (probably my favourite) and Diptic (for splicing). All for their fancy effects.

While I'm on a role of trying something new this week, I posted these adorable photographs to Instagram using TiltShiftGen while my youngest lad Noah and I had our first toddler date, his first babycino at our first visit ever to Max Brennar's.

Would you be surprised to hear that it's not only Instagram that is slightly addictive?


What about you? Are you in love with new technology or photography? Do you love Max Brennar's as much as I do? Or do you stick with what you know? (You know, Gloria Jeans or just Blogging?) What new thing have you tried this week?

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