March Through a Lens

March 31, 2014 · 5 comments

in through a lens

I’m generally not very good at Instagram, but I finally downloaded the VSCO Cam app for android (yay!) and it has me much more excited to snap and share photos. The filter choices are wonderful, but more than anything I love the ease with which users can dig in and edit individual elements of the photo (i.e. temperature, exposure, highlights). For a Photoshop enthusiast like me this is so ideal. I’m still new to it, though; any favorite tips or tricks that I should know about?

Much of my March was spent waiting for spring (still waiting, by the way…) so once the April showers give way to the May flowers (and, erm, it stops snowing) I’ll probably be spamming my Insta-feed with snapshots of all the blooms that pop up around here. I got very excited when I saw the first sign of the daffodils, they’re always the first of our flowers to make an appearance. This month I read Oleander Girl by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, which is nothing short of wonderful, and my first Gabriel García Márquez novel, finally, Love in the Time of Cholera. That one really blew my mind – I had a million different ideas of what it would be like, but nope, my imagination really fell short. (Now I’m itching to see the film with Javier Bardem, I feel like he’ll be a great Florentino.) And a lovely surprise in the mail, an Audrey postcard from my friend Karen all the way from Cardiff. There’s nothing like a handwritten letter to brighten your day!

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Jenmarie March 31, 2014 at 2:05 pm

I love the way the photos look. They have a vintage feel and are so soft and almost calming. I could look at an entire album of them!

The weather here has been so off and on. Pretty warm, then slightly chilly because of the wind, and then just right! I’d like Spring to finally settle in myself.

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Nnenna March 31, 2014 at 2:09 pm

VSCO Cam totally changed my Instagram game too when I discovered it towards the end of last year! I have not read Love in the Time of Cholera, which is somewhat embarrassing because I was a Spanish major! I have read other works Garcia Marquez though and I love his writing.

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Britta March 31, 2014 at 8:02 pm

I adore VSCO! Really they allow for so much creative depth with your insta photography! Beautiful snaps, dearie :-).

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THE-LOUDMOUTH April 1, 2014 at 12:11 am

I really wish you lived around here so we could get together and you could show me some Photoshop tricks. I’m so bad at editing my photos, it’s probably my biggest weakness as a blogger! I do love VSCO though, definitely makes it easier.

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Gabbie April 7, 2014 at 1:09 am

I suck at Instagram too. I just downloaded the VSCO app last week and I love it. Still not good at sharing on Instagram though!

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