I HATE INSTAGRAM!
I know it’s supposed to be hip way of filtering your photographs, and sharing them, however I really don’t like it.
I’m just not that into you Instagram.
There I’ve said it.
It’s not exclusive to the Instagram app, I just don’t get why you would want to take a perfectly good image and alter it, so it looks…well naff, grainy and poor quality.
Apparently Instagram today has been sold to Facebook for 1 Billion Dollars…really??
I attempted an experiment, it not a great one, as to be honest after fiddling around with the app, I found it so blinkin frustrating, I wanted to throw my phone.
Here is the original Tall Dad and I, on a night out.
It was taken with my old phone, so not the best quality anyway.
Here is the image, once its been instagramed (is that a word?) But honestly, I don’t need any help looking paler or insipid. Tall Dad, had been working very hard on that tan, that I just wiped out in seconds. It may well help me a little being so blurry, so people can’t see the wrinkles, but I don’t want a photograph with washed out colours?
When I take a photograph, I want it to replicate the image and memory, as best it can. Of course, the majority of editing is fantastic. I do use Picasa, and have used Picnic to edit my photographs, and I enjoy playing around with them.
I just can’t put can’t my finger on it. It almost feels that people are trying too hard, with Instagram.
I was born in the 70′s, so maybe that’s another reason I don’t get why you would take a photograph of a dog/cat/budgie (delete as applicable) and make it look like it came from the era you were born?
So I leave you with another image, an original of my Mum and I, with my Little Granddad, as he was very affectionately known to me. My very best friend when I was small, my Great Grandad.
It one of my most treasured photographs, I have of him, as he died whilst I was still young. I love that this is an image that completely reflects the era, and is not doctored in any way.
This is how I want to remember it.
So what do you think, do you love Instagram?
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