OK, I am a photographer so I know this makes me look like a total jerk but… am I the only one that says “you are trying too hard” when you scroll through your Instagram feed? I actually had quit Instagram for almost a year at one point because I got so sick of people trying way.too.hard. Yes, I know sometimes I do too but there are people there that just… wow. I also don’t want to see every single step you are taking through the day and don’t even get me started on the kids. I don’t need to see your kid shitting on the toilet thankyouverymuch.
Then…. THEN! Camera pictures posted on Instagram. I’m not talking about pictures OF cameras (although those get freaking annoying too) but the ones where someone has taken a picture with their SLR and then loaded it to Instagram. The whole picture uploading to make a hipster picture makes me laugh. I’ve even seen people try to pass it off as legit iPhone/Instagram work which makes me laugh even harder. Give it up man, the iPhone camera hasn’t evolved that much!
Please, please tell me I am not alone.
P.S.: Don’t even get me started on that “I’m an iPhone-ographer” thing.
I completed a 30 day photo challenge back in November of 2011 but after everyone talking about doing a 365 challenge this year I figured, why not and joined the masses. I guess you can consider this a resolution if you will – or just being a sheep and following the herd. Either way, I’m doing a photo-a-day challenge this year and so far I’ve done good. If only sticking to weight loss goals and dieting was this easy!
I did however save myself some agony and decided to keep it to iPhone photos since there are some handy apps (I prefer Photo365 over Project 365 because the month on Photo365 matches a normal calendar where Project 365 doesn’t). I know that if I tried to take real pictures with my SLR that I would fall behind quickly like I did when I attempted it in October. I just get too busy in the “wedding months” to make it happen with taking the picture and editing. iPhones make it a bit easier. We shall see how it goes!
Here’s hoping I actually make it the full 365 days but I know that I will feel like I am phoning it in and often. If you are on Instagram (where I am posting most of my photos) I’m c0reyann if you want to follow and laugh at my lameness on 80% of the days.