Why Photographers Should Embrace, Not Scorn Tools Like Instagram
It’s seems like many photo enthusiasts are hating on Instagram and retro-filtered photos these days, but not photographer Richard Koci Hernandez. He has written a piece for CNN titled “Photographers, embrace Instagram,” in which he explains why he thinks that “Smartphones have ushered in a golden age for photography.”
His Instagram account, @koci, boasts more than 160,000 followers and is filled with images that would look right at home in a gallery exhibition.
Hernandez also made this inspiring video in which he discusses whether “mobile photography has made us more reliant on tools than on our eyes”:
His boiled-down message to both the Instagram haters and the lovers: “Let’s embrace photography, as it exists now. And let’s continue to find our individual voice, perspectives, stories and style, regardless of the medium.”
Head on over to CNN for Hernandez’s editorial — it’s well worth a read. Be sure to also check out his collection of photos on Instagram and on Flickr to see how he’s using all kinds of tools to “embrace photography.”
Image credits: Photographs by Richard Koci Hernandez
[TAKEN FROM PETAPIXEL]
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