Ever since I heard of Instagram, I've been waiting for the app to come out on Android phones. Instagram is a cute little app that makes your cell phone pictures look photoshopped via the use of fun filters and borders. It's also a social network--you can follow people and keep up with the pictures that they post. The app also lets you send these pictures to Facebook and Twitter.
I stayed up and played with the app until two in the morning, which is a little sad. Here are some of my favorite pics that I've tweaked.
The first two pics are views of Chicago from outside of my dorm room, while the rest are just random Chicago shots I took over the summer. Enjoy!
(Ok, the last picture isn't that artistic, but it was a post-it note that someone put on the women's bathroom mirror on Valentine's Day. It made me smile.)
One criticism I have with the app is that I feel really lazy using it. People take hours to edit their photos on Photoshop. Now all we have to do is just tap a button and our cell phone pictures are instantly edited. It kind of harps back to my previous post about Polaroid cameras. I feel like the art of photography is slowly disappearing through the use of technology.
Either way you look at it, Instagram is still fun to use. Are any of you on Instagram? My username is preppypremed. Come find me!
P.S. Make sure you back up your cell phone pictures. My phone died over the summer and I lost about a year's worth of photos. So depressing. Don't be like me, back up your pictures!!