Mobile apps like Instagram are 'debasing real photography'. That's according to writer and broadcaster Kate Bevan, in an opinion article on British newspaper The Guardian's website. In the article, Bevan argues that filter effect apps like Instagram, 'spoil pictures - they get in the way of the image and they distort the story the picture is telling'.

Calling these filter effects 'the antithesis of creativity', Bevan claims that 'by adding a faux-aged look to [a picture], we in effect add a history, a longevity to the image that it intrinsically doesn't have'. What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

A genuinely old photograph or a modern snapshot with a 'retro' filter applied? Can you tell?
(Picture: Kate Bevan)

(From The Guardian)