I love Instagram

Today we’re re-publishing one of our most popular posts. Sarah from The Puffin Diaries shares her love for the photographic, social media app, Instagram.

It took me some time to get into Instagram, it was one of those things that I saw lots of other people sharing pictures of their child via, on Facebook and Twitter. I just thought to my self, there is no point if I can’t post pictures of my children. But how wrong was I, there is so much more to the wonderful world of Instagram.

I take pictures of feet…



I take pictures of food…


I take pictures of my cats…probably a little too much.


and I can still take pictures of my children, in a creative way.


And I think that is why I love it so much, it is a great creative tool, where you can communicate with others, as you do on other types of social media.You have a profile, follow others and have followers like any other type of social media and you find all sorts of people to follow from all over the world, sharing little moments of their lives in pictures. And you can do it all from your phone.

So hopefully I’ve sold it to you, so here is a simple guide on how to use it.

Taking a Picture with Instagram

imageFrom the App, select the central blue icon with a circle in, bottom centre.

imageThe camera screen will then appear and you take your picture by tapping the blue circle. Once you have picture you like you click Next in the top right corner and the editing screen will appear.

imageAlong the bottom of the screen are the different filters, it’s fun to experiment with these. I prefer to add a filter after I’ve editored the picture using the functions you find when you click on the spanner top right. 


 Here you can alter the colour quality and sharpness amongst other things. Press Next when you’ve finished.


Finally you can add a caption and also decide where else you’d like to share the image.


Originally posted on July 30.

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