The image-driven social networking site Instagram has been on my mind for a while, and I have been mentally debating with myself whether to establish a presence there.
I always saw it as a site for mostly non-photographers to instantly publish random images of anything and everything, captured on the move with a mobile phone-based camera.
Picture girls posing in front of mirrors, plates of food, cats doing amusing things, etc.
I wondered if it had any value for fine-art photographers.
I also considered that it would be yet another presence to maintain, and frankly, I have a minimalist approach to Internet presences.
Fortunately, to my delight, I have discovered that many serious photographers I follow also established presences on Instagram, and they’re posting many of the images I see on more photography-focused sites.
So, this week, I took the plunge and established my own presence on Instagram.
It’s something new for me, and the way it works is vastly different to any other imaging site on which I have, or have had, a presence. I’m slowly getting used to it, but I’m sure there’s a whole world of great images out there for me to discover, and I sure have plenty of my own to publish there.