Unless you already have an Instagram boyfriend who is dedicated to capturing great pictures of you, you would hope that whichever stranger or friend you hand your phone to can take a nice shot.
To make sure they catch precisely what you want, you can try using SOVS (‘Some One Very Special”), a funny Korean photo app that helps you show people how you want your picture taken.
Who is an Instagram boyfriend?
Behind every girl’s perfect Instagram picture is an often unwilling photographer boyfriend.
Maybe you have one, perhaps you know one, or maybe you are one – Instagram Boyfriends are the neglected heroes who walk amongst us!
How does this app work?
The concept is very simple: you can choose from a menu of white outlines drawing different poses, then hand your phone to your photographer to superimpose the avatar over you. You can pick between a 3:4 or square ratio shot, and you can also customize the size of the outlines and move them around to your favor. The drafts can either appear in the captured picture or just be used as a pattern or guide and disappear when it has captured.
There are two available versions of this app, which are unfortunately iOS-only for now:
- SOVS is meant to be used when you need a solo shot and costs 99 cents.
- SOVS2 is free and comes with some fabulous poses for group photos.
Of course, there are in-app purchases in case you like to use some of the premium packs.
It’s delightful to observe a photo app on the top apps charts (it hit number one in Photo apps in Korea when it first launched last year and is still going mighty) that’s not dedicated to over-filtering the living daylights out of your face, but rather, offers a mere solution to a common issue.
Is it somewhat embarrassing? Sure! But will it get the job done? Apparently! So take that pride aside, go ahead and hand over your camera to a stranger, who may be like, “Wait, what’s this?” Still they’ll get the hang of it, and eventually, you will be the one with great pictures from your solo Europe trip, it will make your followers wonder, “Has she taken on a new lover who’s also a fabulous photographer?”
What do you think about this app?
Who is your Instagram boyfriend? Do you have one? Tell us more about it in the comments below.