A Lesson in Instagram

The Instagram smartphone application has become an indispensable tool for journalists who want to share high-quality photos on the go. Gone are the days of blurry pictures with bad lighting.

But not everyone is up to speed on the app.

Exhibit A: FNC’s Ed Henry snapped this grainy, kind of blasé photo on May 11 while in Reno, Nev. “President’s limo — The Beast — parked in driveway,” reads the caption.

There’s not much to be said about this, but an Instagram filter makes a nice difference.

Exhibit B: The Washington Examiner‘s David Freddoso tweeted this not even remotely artful sideways photo on Monday.

We took the liberty of spinning it right side up and ran it through an Instagram filter to give it purpose.

But not every photo works with Instagram… This one was taken by Politico‘s Jake Sherman this morning which he pleasantly ran through Instagram on his own (We repeat: he did this on his own):