A quick PSA about sharing other people’s work

As a freelance artist I truly want and need the people I work with to share/post the images and videos they are involved in- but when my collaborators alter the colors, adding filters, even “instacropping” to a square makes me wish they never did. It’s destructive, a bad representation on me since all of those alterations look like crap, and most important, it’s completely unnecessary. Free apps like Squareready, Squareready V (for video), and Photo Grid make it so easy to post the real, as-intended thing on IG.

As for the color alterations, they serve no purpose and in 2015 it has to be acknowledged that filters on photos are mostly amateurish, tacky and almost always regretted as time goes on. A black and white conversion doesn’t work just by dropping to grayscale or picking “inkwell”.


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I'm a multimedia artist in Phoenix, AZ. Main Site - http://www.primordialcreative.com Instagram @primordialcreative + twitter @dbmillerphoto

One thought on “A quick PSA about sharing other people’s work”

  1. Reblogged this on VANGLED and commented:
    Truly. This post’s accurate with regards to photo altering.

    In the world of today, when it comes to the topic of taking pictures and altering images, photography for me has been degraded into a snapshot of one’s self called ‘Selfie’ and people labeled the group of individuals who like it the most as the ‘Selfie Generation’. There goes the filters, black and whites, moods, etc. etc. as an instant upgrade offered by photo editor applications.

    I hope people will find a more useful meaning or ‘artworthy’ photography for what the technology has to offer today and the future.

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