Okay, I totally get it when people judge and poke fun at social media: Facebook cuts down actual face-to-face communication, Twitter is for twits, Tumblr’s just plain weird.
Instagram is Twitter for people who can’t read/write (the joke being– Twitter posts have a 140 character-limit).
And then the less mean one: Instagram just makes photos look old, what the hell’s the point.
…The point is, I like photos. I like taking them, composing shots, editing them.
The cliché is that people who use Instagram just post pictures of Starbucks, what they’re eating, selfies, and the sky.
(A cliché that is actually true to a definite percent on a piechart.)
But there are also tons of respectable photographers and photo-editors self-publishing on Instagram.
I like photos a lot.
Instagram is a quick auto-editor, with enough options for filters and blurring etc. that I feel like I have a say in my composition.
Most ridiculous; don’t write me off as a person for using Instagram.
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I think your photos are lovely, Midori. I know there are photographers who specialize in vintage cameras and all that, and it’s very cool, but my feeling is that if the photos you are taking evoke the mood you are going for and if you are happy with the end result and getting joy from taking them, then whatever means you use is a good thing.