Photographers: Stop using Instagram to share your edited, DSLR photos

Nate Benson


Last spring Nate Benson noticed a shift in Instagram: Professional photographers were using it to share images captured by their expensive SLRs and edited in Photoshop or Lightroom, not on-the-move photos snapped with their iPhones.

Instagram is called Instagram because the service is suppose to represent the photography you took in….wait for it….an instant. To be blunt, just because you are able to upload photos from your iOS photo library doesn’t mean you should. ... We’re not dealing with UN level diplomacy here, but I strongly believe photographers should respect the intention of these social networks and ultimately enjoy them like the rest of us do and not worry about always presenting their top work that has been delicately edited for hours on end.

Earlier: Is Instagram’s social network dumbing down photography?Photojournalists miss the point of Instagram by focusing on ethics of filters

Thanks to Melissa Lyttle for pointing this out.

  • Steve Myers

    Steve Myers was the managing editor of Poynter.org until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.

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