Photographer Jennifer Howell,
I got my iPhone for Christmas. I had heard of Instagram, but
didn't know what it was. My friend said I have to get it, and now I
absolutely love it. Instagram allows me to not have to lug my
camera everywhere I go, and the freedom to document scenes of life,
like kids sleeping, ice on my car or my puppies begging for a
tamale. It helps to find the beauty in everyday life.
I love vintage cameras, so this takes me back to a nostalgic
time without having to buy film and wait for processing.
My favorite filters are Earlybird and Toaster. I think just
because they are so close to my own coloring for my family and
City hall reporter Maggie Creamer,
I love taking pictures. In college, I was always the girl who
took 200 pictures of a fun day or evening. I have been without a
camera for a while, so my cellphone has become an outlet for my
Last year, I set a goal of taking a picture a day for 30 days,
but I was always behind. Instagram makes it way easier for me to
take that picture a day, which I can post immediately.
The other thing I love about the photo app is I can take two
minutes out of my work day to scroll through some of my favorite
arts and crafts bloggers pictures and feel instantly recharged and
Lodi Living Editor Lauren Nelson,
Since I got my iPhone — like, oh, only two months ago — I’ve
become that girl. That girl who is always on her phone. But I
promise, I’m not doing the annoying obsessive texting. Actually,
I’m an obsessive Instagrammer, which, I suppose, might be equally
annoying if you haven’t signed up for this giant photo club.
I snap everything — the food on my plate and growing in the
yard, my coffee (from the grounds in my French press to the to-go
cup at the drive-thru), my puppies and nieces and nephew, anything
that is lit with natural light, art projects and my shoes. I’ve
always loved photography, but this has me thinking about it