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some good commentary on #instagram

personally I feel that with smartphones being as popular as they are today and the need to add charm to cover up sensor defects on smartphone cameras instagram begins to make sense.
but in the end with more cameras out in the wild actually getting used is a great thing for photography enthusiasts.
 
"Instagram, phone photography and photo sharing... "

Are any of you on Instagram? I finally broke down and started using Instagram a few days ago (before the big news yesterday). My name there is newyorklens. It reminds me a lot of when I first started using Tumblr which was my very first foray into the world of photo sharing!

I have read so many rants against Instagram that cover all sorts of sociological, aesthetic and technological concerns regarding either the propensity for sharing and oversharing as well as dislike of the filters used in phone photography.

I find Instagram freeing to some extent. As someone who has very little money and has had to work with the limitations of my own (lack of) fabulous camera equipment over the past few years, I have to say that I can understand the appeal of phone photography in general. I have never been a person to turn my nose up at phone photography because I understand that this is a way for people to express themselves with the tool(s) they have available. I even know photographers who own other cameras but choose to focus on phone photography because they love the challenge and immediate quality of it.

Is there perceived mediocrity with phone photography (and on Instagram and other photo sharing sites/apps)? Of course. But there is perceived mediocrity in the field of regular photography where “real” cameras are utilized (real in quotes for obvious reasons related to the context of this post) and on all of the photo-sharing sites and services that currently exist.

Something that I enjoy about Instagram is that I get to share the quirkier things I see in my everyday travels that may or may not end up in my traditional photography. This photo for example was taken quickly yesterday while on the way back to my apartment which is nearby. It’s one of my favorite facades on the Lower East Side and I loved how the sunlight was illuminating it.

Is this photo any less than a photo I may have taken with my regular camera? What if I post-processed a traditional digital photo to look exactly like this (I happen to actually love the effect). Would that make it anymore worthwhile to the people who make protestations about the filters used in phone photography?

I won’t be posting my Instagram photos all that much because I enjoy the process of revealing them on Instagram and interacting over them there and later on Flickr where I end up sharing them (my folder of my recent Instagram photos is here: http://goo.gl/IIXb2 ) but I wanted to open up a discourse regarding the broader implications of mobile photo sharing.

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For reference, ABC No Rio is a collectively-run center for art and activism on the Lower East Side. It was founded in 1980 by artists committed to political and social engagement with the goal to facilitate cross-pollination between artists and activists.

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New York Photography: ABC No Rio, Lower East Side.

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You can view this post at my site here:

http://nythroughthelens.com/post/20852243614/instagram-and-photo-sharing-abc-no-rio-lower

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Tags: #photography #instagram #nyc #phone #phonephotography #mobilephotography #lowereastside #photosharing #newyorkcity #newyorkcityphonephotography #nycphonephotography #nycinstagram #graffiti #city
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+Max MacDonald :true. Plus is not likely to get ads until it REALLY captures the imagination of the common users. When it becomes more mainstream and popular, ads will be introduced. Right now google is just trying to attract users to it so ads are a no-no.
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    Biology, present
  • Timpview High School
    2007
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If you are nutty for nuts like I am you will love this place! Great atmosphere with rad peanut roasters on site. If you want nuts get em here. as of my recent visit 5.50 for a pound of salted peanuts
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Overall pretty average. Seemed slightly overpriced as I was charged more than what was listed on menu. Chicken curry udon seemed like it was cooked in a microwave. While the food was decent I am not rushing to go back again.
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People working shop are ok with customers but this place has some bad policies. Go to the UVU Adventure center for cheaper prices. the uvu adventure center ALWAYS has a deal goin on with all around better rates than what is at outdoors unlimited.
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