A Case for Instagram Tuesday, 24. May 2011

I have given in and got myself an Instagram account.

Even despite someone else already having my nickname. For me, this often is a reason to not use an app.

Previously, I have been rather vocal about my dislike of phone cameras and even more so about my preference towards not losing information through filters.

The argument goes like this: camera phones are rather crappy (at least my iPhone 3GS' is). Applying filters only removes or alters color information. Therefore, filters suck.

What I ignored, and only understand now, is that filters actually add information. The choice of filter can show how the iphonographer perceived the scene.

This information is especially valuable when using camera phones because they are so crappy.

I am @nominat on instagram.