It’s hard to find positives. So why I’m on Instagram? Because I was told to do so if trying to share my images.
nearly almost all photographers can be found there and their profiles all look the same. This is the most efficient method to get an overview over one’s work at a glance. Whereas each personal website looks different of course, the viewer often has to be more patient and spend much more time to find representative images of the artist.
Since Instagarm is in fact much too overcrowded, no one can be found by chance anymore. Everyone has to actively seek for someone else or for a specific location. For this reason I will never face the problem beeing overwhelmed by to many followers, likes, or comments.
How do I find other photographers in Insta?
NOT by searching directly, but via external links or by typing the username which I’ve found somewhere else.
My lack of understanding:
Why is this plattform so popular among photographers, do all of them use magnifiers? For myself the images are far too small to recognize even medium-sized details (no I didn’t forget my reading glasses…). Isn’t it ridiculous, most of the professionals and engaged amateurs shoot with full-frame cameras or even larger and post-process their images with huge 4K monitors with at least 27 inches. Just to compress their art afterwards to little tiny squares, to be seen by other users within a fraction of a second before wiping away to the next image.
Do I have problems spending too much time with Instagram?
No. Having 35 followers (no not thousands or hundreds, just thirtyfive…) and following 46 users, it’s not so much effort to keep my account up to date. Besides of this, I always have a very, very bad conscience if spending more then a few minutes in Instagram. I always feel I’m just wasting my time.
So in fact, I have a neutral opinion, but nevertheless I won’t spend more time there.