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Instagram – from Faux-tog to Pro-tog!!

As mothers, we have an insatiable desire to capture all of the wonderful events in our children’s lives on film. From cakes, to outfits, to presents, to guests, there’s just never a moment when the shutter is getting any ’shut eye’. This methodology will usually lead to a few great snapshots of your event, but generally also leads to a lot of shots that are, let’s just say, not always easy to take in. Enter Instagram!! Whether you need to clip your shot down to the square format to cut out some undesirable background, add special effects to really make a feature in the photo pop, add a little extra color, or soften the edges on your image, the Instagram app gives you a ton of options to make your pic more aesthetically pleasing.

Instagram is available for Apple and Android, and offers nearly 20 different filters to manipulate and edit your pic. Additional options include frame or no frame, extra brightness and contrast options, and blur effect in different shapes. With the help of this awesome technology, you really never have to worry about a ‘bad’ shot again! Check out some of the different image options Instagram offers below. All of the images were shot on the same day, at the same time, with the same lighting. With different filters and special effects applied though, they are very different results.

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