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I don't get apps like instagram and the filters that you can apply. I really don't get it. Taking cutting edge camera technology and using it to capture the best possible image doesn't make people happy until they can apply film grain and colour distortion from 40 year old badly processed pictures. Oh, ideally wrap it in a generic square boarder to make it look like you're a hipster who only shoots slide film from a defunct company... on their cell phone. If I really wanted to see such shitty pictures I'd just turn off the colour green on my monitor.
I bet that if you went back to the 1960's and spoke to the people were taking photos on film like that, they'd LOVE to be able to cheaply capture images as well as we can today. Oh, in something that you could print a wall poster of. And see it before you took it. And could take tens of thousands of pictures. And the cost per picture was virtually (haha) zero. And the camera was tiny and had access to the world's information and allowed you to contact anyone on the earth, from almost anywhere. But instead you get people taking shitty pictures, cropping it to a square and messing up the colour so bad it looks like they took the picture from inside a girly drink. In some pictures I swear that you can see part of the drink umbrella.
It's like taking a new car, putting horse cartwheels and sitting on the roof so that you can steer it. You know, like your ancestors used to in the good old days. Screw that. When your kids (grandkids, whatever) want to see what you were like waaay back in the early 2010's, they probably don't want to deal with whatever shitty filter you were playing with at the time. Would they correct it? Maybe. Maybe their cyborg assistant will. Who knows. But why make more work. Just take nice pictures. Stop being so... artistic... and hip. Be boring like me.Posted by jim at June 30, 2012 07:11 PM