As for the sheer number of images overwhelming the medium, which every photo panel seems to devolve into nowadays, I think it’s silly. Writers aren’t complaining that the number of emails on the internet is somehow overwhelming their medium. I think if you can’t tell the difference between art and your friends’ instagram, then you’re probably lacking some basic understanding of the medium.
Scrolling so fast the images never have time to register. We, as a collective have become so obsessed with catching up on our feeds that we scroll so fast that the images don’t have time to fully register. We’re not getting the full impact, sparking ideas, or studying what we see to learn from it.
Try to take a step to slow things down. Spend a moment with each image that comes across your dash. This may mean you might miss a reblog, miss something or not see your whole feed. But you will be better off for it. Trust me.
Is what you’re presenting as your art & photography a representation of yourself and your eye or is it a diluted version of what you have seen? Are you replicating another person style because of likes, follows, and comments?
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