Pictures tell our life's story. Right now you probably have a billion little stories packed away on your phone, loaded up on Instagram and Facebook, and forgotten in the lost files on old flash drives collecting dust in some box in storage somewhere. Each one of these photos is precious. That’s why we keep them. But letting them go forgotten is a sin! Especially today, when friends and family tap into our lives by streaming our Stories and perusing our feeds.
We’re all big fans of #TBT and the tug at our heartstrings. It’s mind candy: remembering memories, thinking of the good old days, and filling our hearts with nostalgia. Isn’t that why we love social media?! Viewing, participating in, and, of course, remembering moments through photos is kinda what brought us here. In 2019 Instagram announced that some 95 million photos and videos were shared on instagram EACH DAY! 95 million little stories told through one application in the nethersphere of the internet.
Imagine how many posts you scroll through each day. Can you remember your favorite from yesterday? Or maybe just think about today’s feed - what have you really liked so far? I bet the image itself was fairly captivating - a visual tone that enhanced the mood given by the photo, carefully focusing on some aspect of beauty or intrigue. Perhaps it was a video showing a new art technique or lifehack. Regardless, I bet that image or video was altered or photoshopped in some way - either using a preset filter on Instagram or with some other app on their phone or computer. A well edited photo is memorable, appreciated, and gets far more attention on social media than a freshly shot picture.
The next time you’re at a loss for what to post, go digging. Drag out those old photos, put a new Lightroom Preset Filter from Rose Gold Flamingo on it and share with your fandom. Breathe new life into that old memory. Refresh its vibrancy with ease, and hit the send button!