Almost a year after Instagram was released, I decided to download the app and give it a try. After posting a few photos, I think I get it.
For me, Instagram is just a fun, great way to share photos. With Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Tumblr, etc. integration, they have made it brain-dead simple to share photos across these platforms. I am not the biggest fan of the retro filters that seem to evoke the Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid cameras, but I do like a few of them. In the right instance, Instagram’s filters can definitely give a photo an added retro-something.
In the two weeks that I’ve been using Instagram, the above photograph is my favorite. Taken over the Thanksgiving weekend, my son decided he was going to be camera shy, but I managed to trick him into peeking out from behind his hands to get the shot. Add in the Instagram Earlybird filter and border, and I love this retro-analogue inspired photo.