Instagram ruined photography for me

Janice K. Johnson


Forget calling yourself a photographer, it feels as if we’re all “content creators” now – thanks to the rise of photo/video/sharing/social networking services like Instagram and YouTube. 

I know I sound like a moaning oldie when I criticize social media and blame photo apps for devaluing photography. I’m actually in the millennial generational bracket, so why don’t I enjoy using Instagram more for my own work? Why – even though the app is full of amazing visual artists, creators and makers – does it make me feel deflated, rather than inspired?



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