Do you do it for the gram? Do you go somewhere just for the photo?
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I saw this question posed this week by someone I’d say very against it...
It’s a question that can open a whole kettle of fish but I do wonder if the experience of place has been appreciated or is it really just for a photo for Instagram.
I find it’s a hard question to answer. If you’re a landscape photographer, part of your job is scoping out places to capture then you go take your shots and leave.. If you’re a content creator your job is basically photoshoots whenever that might take you.
Most of those photos go up on IG...
I love taking photos and my camera goes everywhere. I also research different types of shots, ideas etc
I go out on hikes on the weekend with ideas for photos at the top and I spend more time than the average person getting shots throughout the hike... but I actually do love to hike! I love to adventure, see new and ‘old’ places. I also love the challenge of capturing them and sharing them. It’s fun!
I would never... say, set up a tent, take a photo and leave. I’d actually go camp because I love it... If I want a shot on Machu Picchu you can be dang sure I’m climbing to get there.. is that the difference?
I guess for me, do I think it’s wrong to just do it for the gram.. meh that’s up to you... I think we should always be aware with the message we’re sending with our photos, keep it real, keep it humble... I also think when we see these posed or pretty photos on IG we should remember there’s a whole other world to IG now and a lot of it is business...
I do encourage you though to think about where you are.. appreciate it, experience it, embrace it.
Why do you guys think? I feel like my thoughts are a bit everywhere on this one..
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