Thursday, April 5, 2012

Instagram for Android

It has arrived, three days after I first mentioned it! This is just my first try at filtering a picture that was already on my phone, so not much to see here. So, having lived under a rock for the past couple of years, I was a bit fuddled at first about what Instagram really is (and is not). It turns out from what I can see, to be one of those things that's so simple to use, I'll never figure it out (kind of like the child-proof pill bottle).  It took me the longest time to figure out the deal with those crop lines - you can move it, and make it bigger, but it seems to remain as a square... Oh wait - that must be why every Instagram picture I've seen is square!! It only does square!!! Well, square is good... I frequently crop my photos to square. If I were to get serious about film again, I would probably get myself an old Soviet square format camera... glad to know that now I don't have to go down that road!

Now then, stay tuned, because I'm going to really start thinking more seriously about taking photos "in the square", that is, composed from the outset to be a square - which my Maple Camp pic shown here was not.

To quote Stephen Wright - "how come if the lens is round, the pictures all come out square?"

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