"'Cause it's hot then it's cold,
it's yes [it's spring]
then it's no [just kidding],
[The wind is] in then it's out,
[The temperature's] up then it's down."
To paraphrase and twist Katy Perry's words toward the way March comes in like a Lion and out like a Lamb. Awww...
One thing I notice that I've begun to do with composing these photos is that I take a bigger picture with my normal iPhone camera, then crop it with Typo-Insta or PicFX. Then, as @Fatmumslim suggested, I bought PicFrame to play around with layouts and frames to show before/after. I am also really working on having a single subject and very clear focus on the object and minimizing the background distractions. These apps have made it possible for me to do that. Now I find myself just wanting to go out at compose more photos, then play with the apps and see what I can create.
Here's something else to consider. Have you noticed how many businesses, designers, and brands are adopting the look and feel of instagram (and the aforementioned) type photo results? No? Well, look at what Gudrun Sjoden, colorful and delightful Swedish fashion designer has done with her Blue Shanghai collection. Pretty neat, huh?