To commence this post, I'll share this Nickelback's Photograph parody first that left me and R in craziness overload.
Two months ago, when I signed up for Instagram, my first few photos were lame, nonsense and wrong in every angle. If there's like an academy for aspiring Instagrammers, I will definitely enroll. But no, few weeks after, I'm learning the art of it. Yes, there is art in Instagram.
You have to make sure that your subject will not be cropped as you upload it. IG makes it really square that your "eye for it" will lose if you don't practice well. Haha. Sounds serious? Wait, there's more! You need to choose the appropriate filter for each photo. As I have checked in Statigram, I mostly used Valencia. It makes any photo clean and fresh. But sometimes, when I want a little more edge, I try Hudson or Nashville or Lo-Fi.
Wait. Look at this selfie.
Wait. Look at this selfie.
|I don't think my phone case is every bit of selfie-worthy. :/|
I felt like a teenager, haha! But I haven't done that again. Perhaps, I don't want to condemn myself for doing so. No. Actually, lately, I just don't find myself pretty for a selfie. Hashtag self-depreciation.
There's one thing aspiring IGers should also know - great photos should come with badass caption. It's either it's as beautiful as the photo or don't put any at all or you'll ruin the art. Say, Bianca Elizalde's photos are actually real simple as far as IG-ing is concern, but her captions are poetic; it's good enough for a Hallmark card cover.
|@biancaelizalde says: The alphabetical storyline equation of A Hundred Shades of Blue is about equal to Fifty Shades of Grey minus the S&M, plus the R&R. #instaaaaah#naturetripper #ilovethebeach #whereiwander|
|@biancaelizalde says: The possibilities of today are endless. That, in itself, makes each morning a gift. |
I hope yours is wrapped in an eco-friendly box with a pretty bow and a recycled tag that reads: Happy Friday!!
xx #whilewewerehiking #instaaaaah#whennaturetalksilisten
I tried. Like a crazy typist-for-hire in Recto, Manila I captioned this photo with a lengthy description, as if it's a seatwork in English 3 in highschool. What did it say? "I used to just appreciate what life had offered but when I met the owner of these boots, I've loved life to bits. We fought a lot but never a day have I stopped loving him. I thought being a wife to a jerk-kind-of-man is tough but you know what, it's tougher to be married to a brave soldier. Really. Go, Army! #Armywife #militarymarriage #military"
I still do beki captions, though or sometimes a one-liner but since I haven't blogged regularly lately, I microblog on IG. It makes me feel so good. So have you followed me already? It's @deniserayala! #shamelessplugging