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Old 12-10-2012   #1
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Look at this Instagram

http://www.collegehumor.com/video/68...kelback-parody
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Old 12-10-2012   #2
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My friends, knowing my dislike of Instagram, are flooding my email with links to this.
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Old 12-10-2012   #3
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My friends, knowing my dislike of Instagram, are flooding my email with links to this.
I know this isn't the subject of the thread, and it's probably been discussed to death elsewhere, but what about Instagram bothers you? I don't use it, but I don't see the difference between Instagram and 100+ photo dumps on facebook or any other boring use of cameras.
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OK, that is seriously funny! I don't even mind Instagram and Hipstamatic but it rings true!

Thanks for posting, I needed a good laugh today!
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Damn ... we are so busy replacing our eyes and brains with hand held technology that we may not notice the end of the world on the 21st December!
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Old 12-10-2012   #6
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21st december according to the Mayan calendar!
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Old 12-10-2012   #9
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Well, I've never owned a digital camera, not even a smart phone, but just like aeturnum i wonder what the bashing is all about when at least 90% on these pages are 'test shots' taken with recently acquired gear that will be sold a week later (maybe someone should make a song...). That's nothing against rff - it's a gear forum after all and a nice one. Most of the photos you find online are useless, no matter if taken by a phone or a Leica loaded with Tri-x (and this includes my own photos, as well) - just seems to make people feel better to make fun of the instagram and lomo crowd...
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Funny video! I can agree that perhaps 99% of stuff on IG is crap, but I was able to find quite a few talented individuals to follow. Some use IG to share the paintings they draw, some use it to share pictures from real cameras without the use of IG filters, and some are really good that I can't believe everything they shot is from their iphones.

If you look at all the images that gets dump onto the internet, you'd probably think the internet is full of crap, too.
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I think the hate over instagram and hipstamatic is that a lot of people using the software to spruce up their photos think they are creating masterpieces of art. So those that work hard at actually trying to do so get irritated at it. I'm okay with people doing what makes them happy photographically as long as it harms none. I'm also not one of the facebook crowd so I am not bombarded with this stuff day after day. Maybe because of that I have more tolerance or maybe I have just decided to each, his own. The video was really funny though.. and true and really, when people are far apart and wanting to stay in touch, showing yourself at the beach waving to a friend you remembered to take the photo for.. isn't a bad thing. Cameras don't always have to be about art.

Now if you get onto the topic of reality shows and talent shows you'll set me off.. grrr.. LOL
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"I'm bored with this art gallery. What's the big deal with all these photos hangin' up here. All they had to do was put a filter on 'em. I can do that."
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Cameras don't always have to be about art.
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yep.

But too many people forget that.

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"I'm bored with this art gallery. What's the big deal with all these photos hangin' up here. All they had to do was put a filter on 'em. I can do that."
Do you really think 20 years ago more people cared about serious artistic photography than nowadays? I remember everyone using that date imprinting function and panorama effects on their 90s point and shoots.
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I think technology has devalued photography in general.
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Damn ... we are so busy replacing our eyes and brains with hand held technology that we may not notice the end of the world on the 21st December!
Oh no! I made plans to go to my best friend's house on the 22nd.
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I think technology has devalued photography in general.
I know what you mean. But didn't that start in 1950s-60s already by making photography affordable and doable for everyone?
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I think technology has devalued photography in general.

It started when Kodak gave photography to 'the people!'
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Funny. Thanks.
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yep.

But too many people forget that.


My parents used cameras to record special family events, a new car, a vacation.. they weren't professional photographers, they were just people. I did the same with my children and still record events. I also like to do creative things with my camera/s [I have a lot of flea market cheapies]. For a while I got excited that I could get apps on my android phone and play with photos.. then like any new toy it got old and while I still use it to capture things I am less inclined to tinker. I have Lightroom etc.. for that
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That was great ! I have a serious question - does Instagram do HDR?
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By the way, John Goldsmith, a Vancouver-based photographer did a project dealing with the instagram hype: http://johngoldsmithphotography.com/...photo-album/#1 worth to read the text (picture #2) and to check out the rest of his work, imo.
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That's nothing against rff - it's a gear forum after all and a nice one.
I think it is a little bit more. Much of the discussions here are about photography. Some light-hearted and many discussions are serious.

On other forums that get beyond gear, it is "Hey. Look what I did." The response is is "How did you do that? What settings do I use?" Followed shortly by a lot of copycat photos. The people who "discovered" the technique or style have no idea that photographers have been doing the same thing long before the internet was "invented by Al Gore."

How often do you see people on this forum concerned about copying another forum member so they can be cool too?
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I think it is a little bit more. Much of the discussions here are about photography. Some light-hearted and many discussions are serious.

On other forums that get beyond gear, it is "Hey. Look what I did." The response is is "How did you do that? What settings do I use?" Followed shortly by a lot of copycat photos. The people who "discovered" the technique or style have no idea that photographers have been doing the same thing long before the internet was "invented by Al Gore."

How often do you see people on this forum concerned about copying another forum member so they can be cool too?
you're right of course. in most gear forums a discussion like this wouldn't even take place...
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But didn't that start in 1950s-60s already by making photography affordable and doable for everyone?
Farther back. Remember "You press the button , We do the rest?"

I would not say photography is devalued as long as there are serious photographers. When was painting devalued? People made terrible paintings right along with all the great painters you can name. Good art, no matter the medium, always exists along side of junk.
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That and the quality of the members here is why a mostly ignore other forums unless I'm looking for specific information.
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That and the quality of the members here is why a mostly ignore other forums unless I'm looking for specific information.
For gear related stuff i have yet to experience a case where nobody could help me out here, so i never use other forums. As far as photography in general is concerned, there are some alternatives (flickr might be dead, but some groups are still a good resource).
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Pickett, it's the new facebook. I'm eating Cherrios right now.
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