I’m sorry everyone, Instagram does not instantly make you a profesional photographer. A lot of my pictures are mediocre, especially the ones you see on my Facebook, mainly because I get lazy. However I don’t clam every picture I take to be a masterpiece. Anyone can take pictures of pretty inanimate objects and put a nice filter overt them. It doesn’t make them good. I’m not saying Instagram is evil and no one should use it, and I am certainly not saying everyone who uses it is bad at photography. I have seen some fabulous images come from Instagram, and I am a strong believer that it is not the camera that makes for a good picture. While it is certainly part of it and while choosing the right camera for the right situation is very important, there is more to it then that. Photography is art and like all art it requires creativity, orriginality and talent that I believe you can just have or you can acquire with practice. What I am saying is that the arrogance that seems to come to people for having lots of followers on Instagram is not okay. It absolutely irks me how photography has become so much more about popularity then about skill or talent.