Hi I’m Genie and I used to take horrible photos of food. Almost as bad as Martha Stewart.
These days I’m comfortable behind my DSLR and I got there through practice. Most bloggers wouldn’t point you in the direction of their embarrassingly horrific early photos and blog posts, but I’m not most bloggers. I don’t care that I started off as a shitty photographer. Look at the photos here and here. Seriously, check them out, especially that first one. Ewww!
Even though I love photography, I hate taking photos on my phone. Even though my camera is heavy, I carry it around if I think I’ll come across something I’d like to take a photo of.
I was one of those people that owned a Nokia brick when my friends were getting their first iPhone. I finally got a decent smartphone last year – a Galaxy S4 mini to be precise. I was reluctant that I would want or enjoy using a smartphone, but now I’m a convert. I am
obsessed addicted a frequent user of Pinterest and Facebook. I wouldn’t say I’m a social media whore because I’ve never Tweeted, but this week/month/year I’m learning to use Instagram.
What better way to encourage myself to take better phone photos than to start using Instagram?
I’m still working my way around how, when and what to post and hopefully I don’t make any account destroying, follower frightening off, Instagram faux pas. I have no idea how often to post or what is socially acceptable.
I’ll mostly be posting pictures of food, particularly ones that don’t make it to this blog but I hope to also include things in my day that I find breathtakingly beautiful. I can guarantee there will be no pouting selfies.
I thought I would be a one post a week kind of girl, but turns out that so far I’ve been enjoying way too much. Is that what everyone who joins Instagram does at first?
IN. BIG. BOLD. LETTERS.
Without sounding like a “like whore”, if you’re on Instagram too, please check out my page here.
p.s. If you have any tips for an Instagram noob, I’m all ears.
p.p.s. Feel free to post your account names in the comments below!
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