An ironic example of our longing for the "good old days" is to snap a photo with a state of the art smartphone and then tweak it with a faded, black and white nostalgic type effect.
Instagram is a photo editing app that Facebook paid a whopping one billion dollars for! The concept is simple. Take a photo on your smartphone, add a cool looking filter inspired by those old Polaroid pics, blur it out a little and then share it with whoever you like.
With over 40 million users, Instagram has totally redefined photography. Once modified, the photo which is squared off for that vintage look can be easily shared on various popular platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. People can even purchase canvas prints, cards and posters of Instagram photos which means your pics could one day find themselves hanging on walls all over the world!
Many people now use images to help tell their story and in today's age, that means a picture's worth a thousand clicks. Joining a community of millions not only puts you and your photos in touch with a huge audience but it also allows you to follow others who share similar interests. Instagram doesn't cost a cent so step off the sidelines and perhaps you'll discover an extraordinary hidden talent.