As I’ve mentioned before, I love to take photographs. As I’ve also mentioned before, I am far from a profesional photographer. But I still fall in love with some of my pictures sometimes. And lately, I’ve been noticing more and more that I am relying on my iPhone camera more than my DSLR. It’s easier to take with me when I’m on the go, and I always have my phone with me, so I naturally use it more often.
I am particularly in love with the iPhone app Instagram. I love being able to apply different filters to my photos, and Instagram makes it insanely easy to share your photos via Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr and email.
After the jump, I’ll share some of my favorite Instagram photos, and then I’ll give you the details of an awesome photography inspired giveaway!
If you’re not using Instagram yet I put together a slideshow to show you how I’ve been using it to capture some significant moments in our lives over the past year. These pictures will all be front and center in any photo album or calendar I make.
I’ve partnered with the lovely people at Keepsy, who have offered to give one custom 30 page photo album and one custom 2012 photo calendar to Kid Scoop readers! Keepsy makes it almost too easy to take your photos from Flickr, your computer, Facebook, Picasa and even Instagram and instantaneously turn them into a photo album or calendar. The best part, though, is that you can even make a gift calendar for a friend or family member of their Instagram photos! As long as you follow them on Instagram, their photos are available for a surprise gift! How cool is that?!
The Details (This Giveaway is Now Closed):
For your entry, leave a comment here telling me how you’d use the photo album or calendar if you win. A coffee table book of your favorite scenic shots, a calendar of baby pictures for new Grandparents, or a surprise photo album for your best friend…the possibilities go on and on! For an extra chance at winning, you can “Like” Kid Scoop’s Facebook page and/or follow Kid Scoop on Twitter. Just be sure to leave a separate comment for telling us you’ve done each of those things. You can leave one extra comment per day for an additional entry.
The giveaway is open to everyone, although Keepsy can only ship internationally to the countries listed here. Contest runs until 8pm PST Monday, November 7th. At that time, two winners will be chosen from all qualified comments using random.org. The first comment number generated will win the photo album and the second number generated will win the calendar. In the interest of fairness, only one winner from each household will be chosen. If a duplicate winner is chosen, another number will be drawn. Winners will be announced and notified on Monday, November 7th and must respond with their contact information by Wednesday, November 9th or another winner will be chosen. Please be sure to leave a valid email address so I can contact you!
Winners were chosen from all available comments using Random.org.
The winner of the photo album was Comment #31 – Kaitlyn M!
The winner of the 2012 Calendar was Comment #15 – PB and Jazz!
Congratulations! Check our inboxes for information on how to claim your items!
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