Instagram, its that place with the garish filters and poorly composed smartphone images of your dinner, cat or partner doing silly things, isn’t it? If, like me, that is what you thought, you may well be wrong. When people like the renowned photographer and Adobe expert Scott Kelby tell you you need to be on Instagram, you need to listen. I did and today I am going to give you a brief guide about easing yourself into the Instagram world.
Before we go too far, let’s explode one giant myth. Instagram is a platform solely for smartphone photos right? Technically yes, and until last year they restricted you to a square format meaning even the best images you took on your latest device needed to be cropped. In fact if you visit instagram.com on a computer, you will see little other than links to the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Instagram is social media site for mobile platforms. However if you look at the images on the Instagram app, you will soon start to question whether all of these shots are shot on smart phones. The fact is, a lot of them are not, that they are uploaded from smartphones does not preclude that they were produced on smartphones. We will look a little at how to upload your own images a little later in the article but for now..