For better or for worse, I’m should admit that Instagram was integral to my summer holidays. Not only did it allow me to utterly show off the fun I was having abroad but it also gave me the opportunity to experience what I could do with an unnecessary number of apps on my iPhone.
That said, it also gave me carte blanche to spy on others. Who looks great in a bikini? Who THINKS they look great in bikini? And is the grass greener/sun hotter on friends’ beaches?
Back in the London rain, I realise that all this sounds a little ridiculous. But when you’re laid back (on a deck chair), flicking between Instagram snaps – I can assure you that it feels perfectly sane.
But, as I flicked, I did wonder where these photos, some of which are breathtakingly beautiful*, will end up. Would they just live trapped in the ‘Instagram grid’? And so, when I was introduced to the company SnapBox, which recently launched in the UK, I was keen to try out their digital photography service. Setting two of my favourite #summermemories photos free, I zapped them over to SnapBox (by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org), and, as quick as a flash, received a preview of the image, chose the size of my canvas and waited (only 5 days!) for these stunningly high-quality framed images to arrive.
And now a chance for YOU to set one of your images free – FOR FREE!
To enter this is all you have to do:
1. follow LifeOfYablon on Instagram
2. post your summer memory pic hashtagging: #summermemories AND link me in @lifeofyablon
3. wait to hear if you have won a trio of SnapBox canvases (13x18cm, 20x25cm and 23x23cm) worth £71. (the winner will be notified via Instagram on Friday 27th September 2013)
* you’ll suddenly, out-of-nowhere, realise that a number of your friends are actually brilliant photographers