I apologize for publishing this post a mere 24 hours after the last one. I’ve resolved to post max twice a week, no more, but I really couldn’t restrain myself. It had to all come out.
This is a public service message.
I’d really like to start a petition to get people to stop using Instagram for every single photo.
Sure, I get that some things looks better with Instagram.
I get that it’s a handy little tool with a sweet interface.
Boring food photo? Hey Instagram! Wow! That’s suddenly an exciting food photo.
Ugly child? Hey Instragram! Child with soft-focus blur obliterating face.
It’s a winner I get it.
But Instagram on all photos?
Come on! A little variety won’t hurt anyone.
In fact I hear that this ‘variety’ schtick is the spice of life.
Mostly I’m just bored with looking at the same filter effects on my Facebook feed.
Everyones photos just look the same. Generic.
Fake soft focus, random blurs, rounded corners, the ‘negative’ frames, the yellow ‘retro’ tinge, the over saturation. Some of the filters are subtle, some are way over the top.
Sometimes neither type of filter adds to or improves a photo. Every photo in an album doesn’t need heavy, black mock film negative borders or a violent fake soft focus blur (Blurred everywhere except in the middle. Looks utterly ridiculous). Really they don’t. Sometimes a photo doesn’t need any kind of border at all.
So please, pretty please a little restraint.
Some photos, Instagram. Some photos, au natural.
How hard can that be?
Thank you for your time.
End of public service message.