Should you upload only phone pics to Instagram?

Discussion in 'Cell Phone Cameras & Camera Phones' started by nerwin, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. nerwin

    nerwin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    When Instagram originally came out, it was mainly designed to share photos that were taken with your phone, hence why you can't upload from a desktop and still can't as of today via Instagram. But there are 3rd party ways of doing it..like LR/Instagram plugin for Lightroom.

    As of today...the majority of photos I see on Instagram are from other cameras like DSLRs or Mirrorless cameras.

    At this point...Instagram might as well open it up to everyone and make it photo sharing site like Flickr, especially now that they will be introducing zoom function.

    However, the question remains...should you ONLY use Instagram to share the photos you've taken with your phone or does it really matter?

    I personally share a mixture of images on Instagram from all different kind of cameras and I don't think anyone honestly cares what camera I used. People on Instagram just want to see photos and doesn't matter if it was taken with a toaster or the hubble telescope, my opinion of course.

    But I'd like to hear your thoughts.
     
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  2. SquarePeg

    SquarePeg Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I post almost exclusively DSLR photos on Instagram. Rarely phone pics. I upload to Flickr and then share to Instagram from there.
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Instagram was one thing but has become another and is now the new casual flickr in that its the big social media image posting service. As such people post images to share via social media on instagram and that's what its all about. What you choose to post there really depends on what you want to use the service for.
     
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    Post what you want. It's your Instagram.
     
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    I'm not on Instagram (yet) but here's how I see it. The founders intended it to be for cell phone photographs, not serious photographers. Hence the exclusion of any way to load to instagram except via a phone. However, just as Facebook was originally a website for college kids that has grown into a sort of global community center where just about every business has a presence; so too has Instagram grown beyond their original remit as it's become both a place for social images as well as a home to serious photographers, celebrities, and plenty of corporate advertising. They know there is a large contingent of serious photographers on there and they haven't done anything to stop it. They've even made moves that appear to welcome it, if only a little. They removed the requirement for square photos first, and now they have enabled a zoom function (for what that's worth). So as far as I'm concerned, there is nothing wrong with loading your images from a traditional camera onto Instagram. It's not like you're competing with anyone there anyway. ;)
     
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    shshxiaojing TPF Noob!

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    just the way u like. as long as u r happy with
     
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    Luke345678 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    My instagram is personal and I don't display any of my work there. That's just me.

    In the end, it's your instagram. Post what you want.
     
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    Pedro_lopez TPF Noob!

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    I recently created an Instagram since I've picked up photography and it's a well known social media outlet with many possibilities. So you're definitely able to seeing as I have just transferred from my d3300 to my phone with a wifi adapter and then to Instagram and the pictures look okay.

    The one thing I have started to worry about is quality. I have a coworker a little ahead of me in photography and he says he stopped posting on Instagram since his pictures weren't showing how he wanted them.

    I'm thinking of just keeping it a strictly iPhone pic and photo info hub for myself. Just take quick pictures of stuff I see and of when ever I'm out working on projects to show people I'm out practicing.


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    Since I started taking so many pictures with my phone and editing them with phone apps, I started an Instagram for those pictures. I've since started uploading them as well to Flickr but it started as a way to keep them separate since the styles (DSLR vs iPhone) differ so much. Ultimately, I agree with the others that said it's yours, do with it what you will.
     
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    Instagram has lost its original appearance, lately, so many vids are introduced, it's becoming so close to 9gag... For myself, I post phone pics mostly.
     
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    I don't seem to go on instagram so often, yeah, but I've seen the increase in photo quality over the years
     

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