A photographer can easily have tremendous fun adding effects to photos. As this medium has become digitized, one no longer needs to spend hours in a darkroom applying chemicals to negatives.
Instagram, a photo-sharing program launched in October 2010, enables its users to run their digital images through a number of filters that will add a vintage vibe to the picture. Since then, three websites have provided opportunities for Instagram users to take their artful photographic endeavors to new levels.
Kanvess gives Instagram users the chance to procure high quality 3×3 prints of their photographs for a quarter apiece and features instructional videos that provide interesting craft ideas for digital shutterbugs. Best of all, all it takes is signing in with Instagram and selecting the photos you want printed. Before long, you will have high quality prints delivered right to your door.
CanvasPop provides a particularly innovative service that truly is the first of its kind – transferring Instagram images onto canvas. With numerous sizes and framing options available, and 8×10 prints starting at $30, a dedicated Instagram user can have a ready-made portfolio of his or her pictures.
With Instaprint, you can add to the excitement of any event, be it a wedding, a graduation or birthday party, a baby shower or a company get-together using a location-based photo booth that produces photos using your event’s Twitter hashtag. Machine rentals start at $5000 for a half day and this arrangement includes two crew members, unlimited paper and a full analytics report post-event.