This video is talking about how instagram has given millions around the world the opportunity to become a photographer. They talk about due to the various filters instagram offers that it gives folks who don’t have a fancy old school camera the opportunity to make nostalgic type photographs. This next video on the other hand is from the opposite side of the argument, and is pretty funny if you ask me. This guy talks about how much he dislikes instagram and how just because you can take a picture and throw a filter on it that it doesn’t make you a photographer or an artist. He also talks about how the subject matter of a lot of these photos are of random things like door knobs or their plate of food- basically about how compositionally the photographs are not appealing or successful.
I personally don’t feel very strongly about either side of the argument. I think that since instagram is a social networking site, it doesn’t matter if people use it to be a “profressional photographer” or not. Some things in life don’t have to be so serious. Do I think think Instagram is the best thing to ever happen to photography? No, definitely not but it does give people the opportunity to share their own stories through their photos and be creative.
Both of these videos were found on YOUTUBE.
Post By Becky Plungis (3/1/2013)