All posts tagged: Instagram

10 Tips for taking a photo a day, every day.

I started to participate in  a ‘photo a day’ project back in September 2012,  I followed prompts from Fat Mum Slim and Hipstamatic and I used so many filters!  Good grief, enough with the filters!  But, I did it, I completed a month and then I carried on and I got into the habit of taking a photo a day.  I suppose I really ‘posted’ a photo a day, some days I take a ton of photos and some days it is only the one for my photo a day project. I settled on the Fat Mum Slim prompts, but every so often I add in a month of other prompts if I find them appealing, so I will end up with two photos posted per day!  Here are a few 365 project originators to choose from. Fat Mum Slim Albums Co Your Daily Snap Click it Up a Notch 365 Grateful Clickin Moms Hipstamatic And these are some weekly projects if that seems more reasonable. Weekend Hashtag Project from Instagram Through the Lens Thursday …

I have new business cards.

Since I changed my blog over to Girl Fifteen, I have not updated my biz cards with all of my new info, I have now! I also use the cards to tag my jewels when they go off to customers.  They are a matt finish, so I can write little extra notes on if I need to. This is the first time I have used the Instagram square style in a card and I really like them. I got them printed at Moo which is usually where I get my cards made.   I punch holes in them to hang lovely earrings (these are for the school principal, I hope she likes them!).  To be honest, I planned to make them all different photos, but I messed that up!  Having said that, I quite like that they all have the photo of the statue of Saint Louis with some amazing clouds taken at the St Louis Art Museum a couple of months ago. Do you use business cards?  Isn’t it difficult to decide what exactly …

Printing Instagram Photos. Let’s print ’em and keep ’em!

Do you print photos?  Any photos?  Regular phone and camera shots are easy peasy to get printed, but fancy having your fabulous Instagram squares in your hot little hands?  Want an album of them or have a box filled with them?  I love to see photos printed in albums or in a lovely box or tin.  There is something special about leafing through an album or rifling through a box of photo memories. Whatever you do, don’t send Instagrams to a regular printing place as regular prints, you will get a strange 6×4 print with part of your lovely Insta square picture on it, I have plenty of these from before I found places to print Insta’s as squares.    Lots of places do Instagram printing now in various sizes but always the signature square.  Yay! I usually send mine to Walgreens and look out for coupons for bargain printing, Insta prints are more expensive than regular, so a coupon is worth having!  Walgreens is my local drugstore, so that is best for me, but …

My Instagram shots as cards

I have ordered teeny tiny cards and stickers from Prinstagram in the past,  so when they said they made proper cards for sending in the mail,  old school,  with a stamp and writing,   I needed some!  You can print a different Instagram picture (from your account) on each, so I decided to make a mix of regular cards and Christmas cards. You just choose from your Instagram stash,  which is a dilemma in itself.  Which to use?! I printed a few of Bodhi on his skateboard so that he has birthday thank-you cards.   Yes, I make my kids send out thank  you cards for presents received, and it helps if the card has one of your own photos on it I think. The cards arrived today and they are fab!  If you are expecting a Christmas or  a thank you card from me, you may need to prise it await from me, I like all of the cards so much! Do you send real cards made from paper with a stamp?  Or do you …

Favorite instagrammers

Do you Instagram?  Who do you follow?  Family?  Friends?  Big corporates?  Small businesses? Celebs? I have used Instagram for about a year and a bit now and to start with there was the option to share or not, so I used it more as a filters app and not a social media app.  Now, of course it is all sharing and all social media which is fine, I just use other filter apps and think about what I want to share with anyone who cares to take a look. About that anyone can take a look thing.  How do you feel about that?  Are you careful to watermark so your photos can’t be reused?  I am not, but then I am no top photographer, so I am not too worried.  I follow @davidloftus and he interestingly doesn’t watermark his photos and he is a top photographer.  I think watermarks are only useful when they are slapped right across the middle and that completely ruins the whole point of putting a photo up in the first …

March Photo a Day 2013

A month of bonkers weather and photos to show it!  Day 5 was snowy trees, followed by a chair in the sunshine!  I photo’ed favourite things and books I am reading (nearly finished Astrid and Veronika and I highly recommend it).  We have had Spring break, eleven inches of snow and saw the month out with Easter which was dry and sunny!  Here are the photos. Day 1. L is for… Day 2. I made this.  Rainbow necklace. Day 3. Key. Day 4. Lucky.  I found these Latin language cards in a junk shop.  A lucky find! Day 5. Under.  The snowy trees at the park. Day 6. Chair. Day 7. Fear.  Ever fear that you don’t know the answer to this? Day 8. Favourite Day 9. Faceless Self Portrait Day 10. I want… to read this book in peace and quiet. Day 11. Important.  Spices for curry. Day 12. In the distance. Day 13. Sound. Day 14. Tasty. Day 15. Explore. Day 16. 9 o clock.  Reading bedtime story, ‘The Brixton Brothers’ book 1. …