I know this is not exactly a good place to raise such questions, bun anyway.
Some people share photos on Instagram, that have been taken with phone. some people share pictures that have been taken with digital or film SLR cameras.
Now, how Instagram is defined? Is it a community of people who shoot with phones? Then, how ethical to post there photos made by other, more flexible and powerful devices?
And how much powerful? If I get a phone with a good camera, does it count? How bad should the quality of the image be in order to be okay to post it on Instagram?
Then, if I happen to have a bad scan of a film frame, or just a low quality shot, because I have messed up settings - is it bad enough to post there?
May be then it’s not a phone pictures sharing space, but instant photos sharing space? Then, is it ethical if I share a photo made by my Canon 6D which has WiFi and allows instantly transfer photo to phone?
Or is it just another photo sharing service, which is popular among those who makes photos with phones, and I don’t have to make bad quality shots in order to put there?
Or shell I necessarily apply Instagram filter? Or can I shoot the photo with another camera? This questions also relate to VSCO service. Should I only apply VSCO proprietary filters in order to publish photo on that photo service? And on the other hand, does it make any sense to publish there something which was not created with the help of their software? Then, they have special software for Windows and Mac. Does that count?
Eventually, what if I just want to be connected with local community, people I know in person, and show off my photos to them, because they have no idea what am I doing? Or it is offensive behaviour?
If we were talking about photography sharing space, I would not have this question. Good photo remains a good photo independently of how it was made. Same is true for bad photo. But this place is called Instagram. Does it assume one has to show off only how can he shoot with weak gear?
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