I am having more and more fun with the app Instagram. I have written about it before like in my post Instagram my Backyard. Actually in a comment in that post Gertie asks me the following question: «You are a skilled and creative photographer, you master your cameras, you know the technique… why don’t you make use of this… you hardly need these new fancy approaches? Is this today’s mantra and reality… professionals need to adapt towards the amateur to stand any chance?»
I think it’s both an interesting and relevant question. And I certainly understand Gertie’s objections. But for me I see it somewhat differently. I don’t try to adapt to whatever is the fashion, but I look upon Instagram as one more of many tools I can use in my work. Besides it’s definitely not something I have to do, on the contrary, I find great pleasure in playing with the app. And I really just play around with it. Besides I like trying out new possibilities and not get stuck in one way of approaching my photography.
Here are a handful of Instagram pictures I have taken over the last couple of weeks. I will continue shooting and using the app, and if you are interested you can follow me on Instagram. My profile name is ottovonmunchow. How about you? Do you enjoy all those new apps (Instagram is only one of many out there)?