Instagram is, without a doubt, my favorite social media platform. It’s more low key, and very concise, there’s one type of media hitting your screen that you can scroll through. As a visual person I find it relaxing to scroll through a list of photos, some grab my attention and I end up reading the description, others I’ll just shoot by on my way to the next. While Instagram brought artistic effects to the masses making it incredibly easy for someone to make an attractive photo, I think a photographic eye is one of the most artistic talents someone can have. A good angle, interesting colors, good subject matter, and an obvious story can all be brought out in a single picture.
There was close to 60 Instagram posts that I liked in the last week. Here are some of my favorites – go check out their profile, like some of their pictures and follow their accounts!
@amthewilderness – If you read my post One in the Crowd last week, you know that I have a special connection to Andrew McMahon and his music. As he continues on his summer tour he has been posting pictures from his professional photographer. When I was at the show, I desperately tried to get a shot with my phone of just how awesome the color was on the stage. Being in a dark venue didn’t provide the light to do it – this picture was able to capture it.
@michiganders – I follow several different Michigan based accounts on Instagram. This is one of my favorites. This picture was just breathtaking to me. It was familiar, had beautiful color, and made me smile instantly. I don’t know what lake it’s from or who submitted it, but I fell in love with it immediately.
@kristenanniebell – I love Kristen Bell, I think she’s hilarious, honest, and just plain awesome. I follow both her and her husband, Dax Shepard on Twitter. Kristen shares a variety of things, some funny and some that are thought provoking truth. I really appreciated her approach in the wake of the Nice attack. I couldn’t help but share it.
@the_laurenelizabeth – Lauren is a lifestyle blogger that I have looked up to and followed for almost five years. She is funny, artistic, smart, and has a great eye. Earlier this month, she unexpectedly lost one her cats. She held a fundraising event for the rescue she had gotten him from and wrote a post about it. Her sister, Kate of The Small Things Blog, also shared the story. It was heartbreaking. This little guy is Franklin, her new kitten. I mean, come on! How cute is he!?!
@abeautifulmess – I am a huge fan of the A Beautiful Mess app. I have paid for it several times as I’ve switched phones throughout the years. It remains the ONLY app I have ever paid for. I like the features that it comes with to allow you to make a fun and professional photo. Their Instagram account comes with some gorgeous art and photos, they are bright and inviting. I just recently started following this account and I’m happy I did.
@alexkaneperkins – Yes, this is another Andrew McMahon picture. I swear I’m not obsessed. But this picture made me so happy, it’s not only from the show I attended, it was a great depiction of just how fun and goofy Andrew is on stage. Instead of highlighting his account again, I wanted to show some love for the photographer, Alex Perkins.