I am a little late to the Instagram party. I know, I know, 80 gashmillion people are registered Instagram users, and it’s the greatest thing since the Chia Pet — how could I have missed that train? Well, I am happy to announce I am no longer an uneducated philistine. I had a little time on my hands this weekend so I decided to give it a whirl.
I’ll admit it. Instagram is fun. In less than five minutes, my mediocre photograph of a peacock looks hip and artsy.
But there is an old-fashioned part of me that feels like I’m cheating. It doesn’t feel like photography. I love capturing the world as I see and experience it – and that’s not what Instagram does. Instagram feels like a cheap and easy version of Photoshop.
Sigh. Maybe, I’m too much of a stick in the mud. Maybe I’m just not COOL enough TO get it. Truth be told, I’m okay with all that. I may play around with Instagram in the future, but it will not be replacing my DSLR anytime soon.