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8 Instagram accounts to follow, 4 apps for better photos

@dmJuice – Because it's us.

@woolysdm – Check out photos of cool shows at Wooly's and get a chance to win tickets and more.

@raygunshirts – The T-shirt makers are pretty funny in Instagram mode, too.

@desmoinesmc – Catch photos of Des Moines Music Coalition events and other shows around town.

@acewilde – See frequent updates of what Yankee Doodle Dandy Tattoo artist Ace Wilde is working on.

@alongcomesjones – Posts by local photographer Anna Jones.

@Forevergold515 –Music photos and more by local photographer Michael Watson.

@gloomballoon – Because if Patrick Tape Fleming is following you, your photos will always get at least one like.


Oh look, you used 1977 for that photo you took at a concert. So did everyone else. Instagram's options are kind of limiting, so here are four apps that will make make you the envy of all your followers.

Afterlight: Loaded with adjustment tools, filters, textures, cropping tools and frames. 99 cents.

VSCO Cam: An app with better presets than the iPhone camera or Instagram, editing tools and a publishing platform. Free.

Whitagram: An app that puts a white background on landscape and portrait pictures, meaning you don't have to crop your pics. Free.

Mextures: Add layers and textures to photos with filters created from actual 35mm film scans. $1.99.