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Snowy downtown Port Huron through an Instagram filter. Photo by Kate Bartle Earlybird, Toaster or 1997? Choosing filters like these is just as important as the photos themselves for Instagramers Port Huron who use the Instagram App to create and share photos of the Blue Water Area.


The popular iPhone and Android application Instagram lets users crop their photos taken on smartphones and apply artistic filters that transform the image.


Instagramers Port Huron was founded by local artists and friends Kate Bartle, Jenny Walker, Amy Tunney and Todd Burdick. Bartle, Walker and Burdick are three former SC4 students who met while taking classes in the Communication Design Program.

An Instagrammed Port Huron home with the “Rise” filter. Photo by Todd Burdick

We started Instagramers Port Huron as a way to help promote the Blue Water Area and show people all over the world, through Instagram and Facebook, the beauty and charm of the area and to give people a glimpse of what life is like in this place we call home,” said Burdick..


The group holds photo walks monthly and welcomes and encourages anyone interested to join in. Walks involve meeting with area Instagramers and exploring the Blue Water Area on foot to take photos of its people and places. The next walk will be on Thursday, March 14th and more details will be available on the groups Facebook page soon.


Currently, Instagramers Port Huron is accepting photo submissions for the Blue Water: This Is Us Photo Exhibit and contest until Friday, March 15th. Photos should represent the Blue Water area and will be shown on March 29th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Port Huron Family Chiropractic located at 229 Huron Ave. Admission to this event is $2 and photos will be available to purchase for $5 with all proceeds going directly to the Blue Water Area Rescue Mission.


Visit facebook.com/InstagramersPortHuron for more information on upcoming events and to share your photos taken with Instagram.

Hannah Eppley

Staff Writer