I’ve been an Instagram user for a long time and it’s still one of my favorite iPhone photography Apps. The App is hugely popular, and it has inspired all kinds of photographers and artists. It’s easy to get lost in time browsing the work of the most followed Instagram photographers.
I was in a pinch this year to get our annual family photo done before the ball dropped in New York’s Times Square, so on the 31st I combined Instagram with a new service from CanvasPop to get it done. In November, CanvasPop launched a service that allows you to print your Instagram photos on two large-format canvas sizes: 12″ x 12″ (for $29.95) and 20″ x 20″ (for $59.95). Proprietary CavasPop filters, and the inherently imperfect canvas surface, make up for the shortfall in pixels that are typically required to print at this size.
I haven’t received the print yet, but I’m expecting great things. One way or the other, I was glad to put my iPhone camera and Instragram to use for this year’s photo – it’s appropriate considering the number of pictures I took with my iPhone in 2011 – the Canon 7d spent most of the year in the bag.