Guest Artist Tricia Whitmer: How Smartphones and Instagram can Leverage Your Photography

Tricia Lee Photography

Please join me in welcoming to our blog the lovely and talented Tricia Lee Whitmer: brilliant photographer, frozen yogurt fanatic, and guest artist published in Artful Blogging Autumn 2013. Today she shares how Instagram has transformed her photography and gives practical tips to inspire image-capturing moments.

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For years, since I started this photography business, I’ve filled my workload by photographing people and the real emotion that takes place on a day-to-day basis in their lives and relationships.  Although it will always be the heart and soul of my business and what brings me the most joy, I have recently found myself surrendering to the instant gratification of iPhone photography and Instagram.

Instagram has allowed me to connect with so many creative people and experience the magic of their faraway places around the world in a way that is completely different than other social media outlets simply because of their photographs. I have often failed at a 365 Project or even a 52 Project, but using my iPhone has allowed me the opportunity to finally enjoy doing a photo a day and it has even changed my creativity when I am shooting with my DSLR.

But the reason that I am most smitten with Instagram is because I’ve found that since I’ve been using it, I am much more aware of how filled with loveliness my life is. When you start looking for beauty and whimsy and grace to share with others you find them all in abundance. Instagram reminds me to capture, share and be grateful for this amazing life that I get to live!

Although nothing will ever compare to my love for the people that I capture on a regular basis, a little iPhone creativity is a fantastic creative outlet.

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If you too find yourself cheating on your DSLR for that quick glimpse of life, work, or surroundings that you can capture with your Smartphone camera, then we would love to follow along on your adventures on Instagram — please comment below with your Instagram name and use #Stampington in your photos!

Do you have other interesting tips that have helped inspire your photographs? Please share with your fellow creatives by commenting below.

For daily Instagram inspiration, follow along with us here:

Stampington on Instagram

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Posted: Monday, November 4th, 2013 @ 8:00 am
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18 Responses to “Guest Artist Tricia Whitmer: How Smartphones and Instagram can Leverage Your Photography”

  1. Thank you Tricia! What an inspiration and a great motivator this morning. Can’t wait to start #hashtagging my photos.

  2. colette says:

    Such pretty pretty images! Thanks for sharing this. I have found that with all the Instagram challenges, and creative sparks I see the world differently. I see little details more and love seeing what happens in a regular WEEK!

  3. L. Young says:

    Instagram allows me to share my window to my world with yours.
    Can’t wait to begin this adventure!
    L.

    http://www.instagram.com/lyoungstudio

  4. Sylvia Cook says:

    I am so an IG addict!!
    @slcook52

  5. Mary Carroll says:

    Your IG images are gorgeous! I’ve found that using my iPhone camera every day has fed my need to be purely creative and helped me to see light in new ways. My IG name is @mrcphotography.

  6. […] I can’t even begin to tell you how true this actually is for me, but I was so honored to have been contacted by Stampington & Company to be a guest blogger that after a whole bunch of silence at the keyboard I was finally able to find the words (link to article). […]

  7. It was a pleasure collaborating with you all. Thank you for the inspiration that you always provide and such a beautiful platform for all of us to share.

  8. These images are gorgeous — so ethereal! IG is amazing. I also feel like I’ve connected with so many creative people by sharing ordinary daily moments in extraordinary ways, simply by using my phone. Beauty really is all around us! Thanks for the reminder.

  9. Deborah K says:

    Instagram is marvelous! Love the @Stampington feed also. I follow as @pegasong.

  10. You’re welcome! I’m @typingsunflowers on IG.

  11. Sharon says:

    I love Tricia’s work and am now following her on Instagram. I’m not a wedding photographer but I follow several wedding photographers, stylists, florists and more on Instagram simply for the inspiration. The photos are so beautiful and who doesn’t like looking at pretty pictures? I’m @afancifullife on Instagram or on the web at http://instagram.com/afancifullife

  12. Lori Aguirre says:

    I have so much fun with instagram, it is truly addictive! Just like you mentioned, you start noticing all the beauty around you, simple and pure and you want to share it! Its such an inspiration to see beauty thru others eyes also, a whole new outlook on things I may have never given a second glance.

  13. instagram has been a daily part of my life for several years now and i cannot agree more about how much it has enriched my life. i love details and am always looking for the lovely in everything around me. you can find me on instagram @daniellemuller. blessings to you!

  14. Lori Altman says:

    I am also an instagram fan. I’m @lorisue12

  15. Trina Curran says:

    Mine is feedthebirdies. I love Instagram! I use it all the time to photograph the treasures I find at estate sales. :)

  16. Karen says:

    I LOVE Instagram and follow many artists and photographers. It’s a great way to get inspired! I am ksueb.

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Tricia Lee Photography

Please join me in welcoming to our blog the lovely and talented Tricia Lee Whitmer: brilliant photographer, frozen yogurt fanatic, and guest artist published in Artful Blogging Autumn 2013. Today she shares how Instagram has transformed her photography and gives practical tips to inspire image-capturing moments.

***

For years, since I started this photography business, I’ve filled my workload by photographing people and the real emotion that takes place on a day-to-day basis in their lives and relationships.  Although it will always be the heart and soul of my business and what brings me the most joy, I have recently found myself surrendering to the instant gratification of iPhone photography and Instagram.

Instagram has allowed me to connect with so many creative people and experience the magic of their faraway places around the world in a way that is completely different than other social media outlets simply because of their photographs. I have often failed at a 365 Project or even a 52 Project, but using my iPhone has allowed me the opportunity to finally enjoy doing a photo a day and it has even changed my creativity when I am shooting with my DSLR.

But the reason that I am most smitten with Instagram is because I’ve found that since I’ve been using it, I am much more aware of how filled with loveliness my life is. When you start looking for beauty and whimsy and grace to share with others you find them all in abundance. Instagram reminds me to capture, share and be grateful for this amazing life that I get to live!

Although nothing will ever compare to my love for the people that I capture on a regular basis, a little iPhone creativity is a fantastic creative outlet.

***

If you too find yourself cheating on your DSLR for that quick glimpse of life, work, or surroundings that you can capture with your Smartphone camera, then we would love to follow along on your adventures on Instagram — please comment below with your Instagram name and use #Stampington in your photos!

Do you have other interesting tips that have helped inspire your photographs? Please share with your fellow creatives by commenting below.

For daily Instagram inspiration, follow along with us here:

Stampington on Instagram

Related Posts: