Your thoughts on instagram for photography ?

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Your thoughts on instagram for photography ?
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Do you use it ? How do you feel about the forced ratios, 1:1, 2:3 etc. Is the image size big enough to do justice for your photos ? How do you feel about the image quality, or compression used ?

Whether or not you like it, do you think it is necessary for exposure in this day and age ?

I'll be honest, I don't know much about Instagram, but after the 9000th time I heard the question, 'Oh, are you on Instagram" ??? I finally decided to look into it..... and so far, it seems really freaking lousy, but maybe I'm just missing something ?

I guess Instagram is primarily designed for Mobile phone use ? Impo, phones are no better for viewing great photos, than they are for taking them.... Maybe this is the heart of my issue with Instagram ?

The thought crosses my mind, that whether you are a pixel peeping tech guy, or an artist, (the two major groups here who often disagree about pretty much everything else) Instagram seems pretty lame for both sides.

Hoping I'm completely wrong. I'd love to love something that apparently the majority of the rest of the planet loves.....

Teach me about Instagram.

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