#snow in Fenton, Michigan, USA
Melissa Dilernia is part of the brave new school of instagramers posting full-frame images opposed to the app’s default square format, and boy is she good at it. Giving us full-frame after full-frame of clean and pristine Midwest goodness. Be sure to check out her Instagram feed @melissasue and follow along to see all four of Michigan’s beautiful seasons.
Place you live: Fenton, Michigan, USA
Place your Instagrams were taken: The ones labeled Fenton are from my hometown, the ones labeled Milford were taken on my commute to work, and the ones labeled Northville are taken in the next town over from where I work. I take the back roads as often as I can.
Can you sum up the place you Fenton? It is a cozy town that changes with the seasons.
For the visitor? Go to the Fenton Museum
How long have you been using Instagram? About a year and a half
What camera phone do you use to shoot? iPhone 4
Editing process?/What apps do you use, if any to edit your photos? Afterglow or VSCO Cam
Do you create images outside of instagram? Yes
Has Instagram/phoneography affected how you shoot? It has made me fall in love with photography in a new way and has really inspired my to shoot for myself. My environment has taken on new life.
Does your feed differ from your work outside of Instagram? Yes, I do portrait photography for work, but with Instagram, I can focus on finding beauty in my everyday surroundings. I very rarely feature people in my Instagram photos.
Who are your three favorite Instagrammers? This changes constantly as I find more and more amazing photographers out there, but for the moment I’d say @kevinruss @ashley_meiners, and @bijouxself. So many creative geniuses working magic with their camera phones!