Why I hate Instagram

Quite a sensationalist title, sure, but the article does highlight some of my issues with applying filters to an image.

Suddenly it’s all fashionable and presumingly ‘artsy’. Apart from the above examples I often see good photos being ruined by this ridiculous filter. There’s nothing artsy about it. Applying Instagram’s filters is just ‘clever-clever’, a bad attempt to fake authenticity. Where as the flaws Instagram tries to recreate so desperately where never intentionally. They where due to limitations of the film and processing techniques used, they’re accidents, not part of the photo. They stand for that era in time. No filter, no matter how brilliantly implemented, can ever recreate that.

After you’ve read the full piece, I strongly suggest sticking around on jackmancer as some of the other articles are excellent.

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