Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Photo Editing

I love taking pictures, and for the past few years as a blogger, I've lugged my camera along with me, just in case I stumbled upon something photo-worthy.

This all changed when I bought my iPhone.  The camera is terrific, for my purposes at least, and it's so easy - my phone is always at my fingertips, so the camera is too.  With my iPhone came Instagram.  (In case you don't know, Instagram is an iPhone app designed for photo sharing, and, to a lesser degree, photo editing).  Scott set up my Instagram account over Thanksgiving a few months ago, and I've been completely hooked ever since.

One thing that Instagram has taught me is the importance of photo-editing, whether it's simple cropping or adding a unique filter.  This obviously isn't a unique idea, but it's something that I've never done before.  I've quickly realized how much it can transform a picture.

Four before-and-after examples below:

Photo 1 - Before
Photo 1 - After

Photo 2 - Before

Photo 2 - After

Photo 3 - Before

Photo 3 - After

Photo 4 - Before
Photo 4 - After
It's fun to see how different photos look if cropped or filtered.  Pretty wild.

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