Question: are you an Instagram “observer” or an Instagram “engager”? I’ve taken note of my own Instagram habits lately and have realised that I have accounts that I actively engage with by liking and commenting on their content, and then other accounts that I enjoy following but, for various reasons, I don’t necessarily engage with their posts. *
How about you? Do you enjoy Instagram as an observer or an active engager? And what is it about a post that compels you to give it a ❤️? #instagrammusings#abotanicalphotoaday 5/365
Been noticing some talks about how consistency is “bad”, how photographers shouldn’t follow a consistent Instagram feed, how there shouldn’t be a distinct “style”, and lots of ridiculous rubbish that insinuates being consistent, being chasers of good photography and unique stories all at the same time - is bad.
Pardon my language but what, the, fook. Well, let’s set things straight.
Firstly, when you talk “style”, please have a decent understand of what “style” is. Friends, it’s not just about the colours, or how the photos look. Education time - Wes Anderson’s style isn’t symmetry and colors, his style is the deliberation, the tardiness in conversations and the essence of being staged. Style, isn’t about the looks, it’s about the execution, the manner, the appearance and the design. So friends, please don’t resonate with shallow understanding of a particular term and please think twice before making a fool out of yourselves.
From history of time, from Robert Capa to Annie Leibovitz. We’ve seen distinct style and brilliant executions from world famous photographers. The ability to keep a consistency in their style and in the quality of their works, applying them to different scenarios and working out differences in each photographs. We’ve been celebrating this uphold of consistency, quality and ability to find unique personalities on one’s works. And as newbies in this industry, we start of with weddings. What’s most intimate and easy. And as a company, @kompactfaen, we managed to find our style, and work it with different pairs, showcasing them in their truest manners and still making sure we have that artistic touch, that painter’s stroke edged onto it. And we’re proud of what we’ve achieved, the recognitions given and we aren’t gonna downplay that.
As consumers, please don’t give in to such bullshit. Why risk listening to something seemingly “wise” only to realize that hey, this photographer is telling you that his/her work is inconsistent and you may end up not getting what you see on his/her Instagram and website. I mean “not distinct style” and “not binded to Instagram edits and feed consistency”? Piece that together yourselves.