It’s no secret that I love Instagram. I’ve had a lot of fun posting photos of the mundane, doing photo challenges and sharing moments from the fashion scene that I’ve been lucky enough to be part of in a small way. I found that Instagram pushed me to try to be more creative with my photos. On one particular holiday I put the phone away. I had internet connectivity but made the decision to turn the phone off and put it away. And that went for Instagram and taking photos with my phone.
What I would really love to do on my next holiday is to leave the digital camera at home. To try to improve my analog photography skills. But that would be difficult! This trip was the first time that I didn’t take a whole lot of photos with my iPhone and upload them to Instagram. I thought I’d have mixed feelings about it, but I didn’t. I felt quite relaxed. I wasn’t stressed about photos failing to load. The way I would pay close attention to interacting with all of you, I was paying to interacting with the people around me. It wasn’t liberating. It didn’t feel like freedom. It just felt like a different kinda of nice.
As a blogger, it was lovely to have some space. To really focus on my nieces. The way they spoke, the things they did, and what made them giggle. I know it was a relief for Patrick not having me constantly ask if he could take a picture – or having to wait before enjoying his food or drink just because I was trying to take a picture! It was also a huge relief to my phone data bill, which just hit $965 (!) but that’s another post.
Now, do tell me, how do you use Instagram? Have you ever gone on holiday and not Instagramed? Or not taken your digital camera?
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