How To Share Your Instagram Pictures Better
I’ve been on this iPhone photography kick the last few months. I’ve been photographing all sorts of things and sharing most of the my pictures through one of the many photo sharing sites out there. I have a few favorites and a few not so favorites.
One of my favorite apps, is instagram.
What I like about Instagram, is that it lets you apply filters to your photos before you share it. But, my absolute favorite thing about it, is that it saves the modified picture back to your phone’s photo library. The application also allows you to auto share your pictures on other networks (twitter, facebook, flickr, tumblr, etc.) so it’s a bit of a one stop shop.
One of the limitations that I’ve run into with Instagram, is that it’s really hard to share your entire feed with people that are not on Instagram. People have to follow you in order for them to see your entire feed. I’m not a fan of only being able to follow/look at other people’s pictures in the iPhone’s small screen. I also like to view my entire timeline at once, preferably on my 24 inch display.
That’s where a site called instagrid comes in. Instagrid, creates a website using your instagram photo stream, it also lets you view your photographs in a light box and creates an RSS feed for people to subscribe to as well.
Instagrid also lets you track or create a site that follows a certain hashtag. What that means, is that if you’re at an event like a conference or a wedding for instance, you can create a website to view all of the instagram pictures that have the event hashtag.
How cool is that?
Both instagram and instagrid are currently free apps, all you need is an iPhone 3 or better. My instagrid site is at: http://instagrid.me/rafaelmarquez/
The next step, is to turn your Instagram photos into physical reality, that’s where Printstagram comes in. The prices seem reasonable too. I’ll order something from them and then review it for you here at some point in the future.
Now, if I could only find a site that lets me auto publish my photos to a WordPress self hosted blog, I’d be set. Do you know of one?