I love my 5DM2 cameras. I really do. I love the idea of having them with me 24/7 (and I often do), but sometimes it just isn’t practical. I take tons of personal photos and rarely process more than just a few and I never print them out. I get tired of editing constantly but I know I won’t do anything with an unedited photo. So, on my hard drive they sit… hundreds and hundreds of gigabytes of personal memories never to see the light of day. I decided to really make it a point to find a solution to this. One way I am doing that is learning to shoot film for my personal stuff (I can’t wait to bust out my toy camera, a Holga 120N). The other way is using my iPhone 4s and Instagram as a point and shoot for everyday stuff. As much as my husband loathes it, I love that I can use the blur tool to fake depth of field and those quick little filters remind me of Lightroom. It just feels more acceptable to me than using an iPhone without Instagram. I’ve been taking a ton and sharing them and I even have plans to print them out at the end of the year as a canvas collage.
Why am I telling you this, here, now? Because I’ve been a bit burned out lately and so the idea of picking up my camera when I don’t have to was just a bit much… so I decided to use my iPhone for this assignment. I also used a frame app to put them together. As much as I was tempted to, I didn’t even sharpen for web! This is straight out of the iPhone and onto the screen, folks. If you are an Instagram-er, leave a link to your profile in the comments so I can find you.
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