I’ve always loved photography, but I couldn’t always afford the printing costs when it was film based. Then digital came…and I vowed to get back into photography when I got a digital camera. Last year I finally got one and seeing as I also now have a smartphone, I could finally explore Instagram. What can I say…I’m in love! There are SO many awesome people on this planet taking the most amazing photos.
I’ve discovered another world.
I’m so totally hooked on Instagram, it’s not even funny. I’m now taking photos specifically to put onto Instagram. I pout if my husband moans about me taking photos of everything we eat when we go out. I fume if I see something I would like to take a photo of and I can’t stop the car, or I haven’t got my camera with me.
Yup, I’m hooked. Totally and utterly. Continue reading I now finally have a digital camera – viva Instagram!
Scary Scary Scary !
I see you, I C U, Eye Cee U …too much!
Be aware that if you take photos with your cellphone and you haven’t switched this off, you can be traced, followed, stalked or monitored for ripping off or your house broken into!
It’s the Geotagging option – SWITCH IT OFF! It gives away your position and if you post your photos on Social Media, it’s very easy to find out exactly where you are.
…and you don’t tell everyone where you are all the time…do you? If you’re a teenager, it’s cool to share things with your friends, but remember, you’re also sharing them with the whole wide world unless you’ve ensured that you don’t by setting your Facebook settings to friends only, even friends of friends are dodgy if you’re sharing every move online all the time. Become aware of what you’re sharing and who it’s landing in front of, or who’s looking for it for their own reasons. Because unfortunately there are people out there that do just that…looking for people they can rip off for whatever dark reason’s foremost in their minds. Just become aware of what you’re doing and just…don’t. share. everything. seriously.
…especially if you’re a woman or a girl. Don’t do it.
Find your Location Setting in your Phone’s Settings and switch off this Geotagging option. If you need it to use Google Maps, then only switch it on when you need it, then switch it off again…oh darn, I just remembered that I didn’t after I used it the other day. Luckily I don’t share everything on Social Media, so I’m fine, but if you do…that might just provide someone with info that you didn’t want to share. Make sure it’s OFF!
…Mine’s off now!
To find out how to turn yours off here’s a great article that explains it in detail.