From flat white art to glorious sunsets, everyone has succumbed to - or been victim of - an Instagram cliche.
If you enjoy portraying life events through its misty lens, the five tips below are worth scanning:
Similar to switching from normal telly to HD, Instagram's Lux function takes images you didn't realise could be perfected and makes them a little bit better.
It works by instantly balancing exposure or contrast and is recommended for landscapes and cityscapes.
BIN THE BLINDING FLASH
The flash conundrum: You want to capture an indoor evening scene using an ambient Instagram filter, but get dark, blurry silhouettes. Turn on the flash and your atmospheric shot is clear - in a stark, badly lit horror film, kind of way.
GET SOME DIORAMA IN YOUR LIFE
The diorama effect uses tilt-shift to make subjects look like a miniature scale model - and who wouldn't want that?
Above: A miniature Mollie from The Saturdays going hands-free on her bike
Once you've applied your filter, select the drop icon and focus the line or radial tool on the part of the image you want to miniaturise:
FRAMING GOOD SNAPS
Get the digital equivalent of a gilt-edged photo frame by downloading a 69p app such as Diptic.
It lets Instagram (as well as Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and Tumblr) users combine multiple images, or style a single portrait across a series of frames.
CRUISE FOR 'LIKES'
Now it's time to show off. The good people at Instagram are insistent on the power of hashtags for garnering affirmation from fellow Instagrammers, and have even come up with three rules for correct # usage:
Be Observant (Pay attention to other hashtags)