Instagram and Photography: Thoughts

Thoughts about Instagram

Eric E Photo

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60 Million Photos per day:  200 Million Active Monthly Users : 20 Billion photos shared

What is it about Instagram that is a must for photographers when DSLR’s are pushing 40 MP with huge RAW files and powerful processing tools can do almost anything you want to a photograph?  Instagram images measure approximately 2″x2″ and are small by any standard.  Many images are shot with an in-camera phone and, at small resolutions, can be quite remarkable in quality and content.  Other images on Instagram, not so much:)  So why should you share your photos on Instagram?

One word.  Engagement.

Making Memories

First I’ll start with the notion that most people view IG images on their mobile device and not a 20″+ perfectly calibrated monitor in ideal light for viewing.  This idea alone will kill the thought that every little detail matters on an IG image.  Perfect tones don’t matter as much as…

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