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Day 14 of 31 // A Quintessential Tool for Capturing Everyday Art

Monday, October 14, 2013

I know in 2013 we don't think about it much, but I am endlessly grateful for the invention of the camera.  How ridiculously cool is it that we can freeze a moment in time and keep it forever?  Nothing stirs up more emotion than looking through photos of my childhood, or the day my babies were born.  Or even the thrill of seeing what my parents and grandparents looked like as children.

It's a gift and an art to photograph a life unfolding.

I've been using Instagram for about a year and a half now.  And I've said this before but it's absolutely my favorite social media platform.  If you know me, you know I adore photography and photojournaling my family.  But when I don't have my DSLR with me, I love capturing life with my phone camera.  It has become one of my primary tools for memory keeping.  It's always right there to capture the moments that perhaps otherwise wouldn't have been recorded.  And also acts as a diary of sorts. 

I was scrolling through my instagram feed this weekend and noticed that I have 1,058 photos.  Over a thousand little moments seen from my perspective, now frozen in time.  I really do think of each photo I take as art. 

Because I feel that Instagram is a quintessential tool for capturing the art in everyday life, I thought it would be fun to share with you my top favorite instagrams I've ever taken.  It was hard to choose!





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This post is part of a series I'm writing for the month of October entitled "31 Days of Seeing the Art in Everyday Life."  See all other posts in this series by clicking here




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2 comments:

  1. These are beautiful pictures! I'm enjoying your 31 Days series. :)

    Do you know the easiest way to save your Instagram photos to your computer in order to make an image like the one you posted?

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    1. Thank you! And thank you so much for reading!

      I'm not sure I am doing this the "easiest" way but here's my process for creating the above image: I go to http://followgram.me and right click and save to my computer each photo from my instagram feed that I want to use in the collage. I then open photoshop and arrange each one in the grid layout. Then I save the whole collage as a jpeg. There may be a better/faster way but that's just my system. Hope that helps!

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