I enjoy photography and would never try to stop anyone taking photos either as a reminder of an event or as an art. However the current mobile phone fad has me confused. The modern smart phone is capable of taking pretty good photos (and is causing a drop in basic camera sales). The iPhone 4s has an 8MB camera and this is not the most impressive pixel count available on a camera phone.
So the ability to take clear well exposed photos is there – so why do people want to use programs like instagram to make their photos look like they were taken on a rubbish snap shot camera like the good old Kodak Instamatic, they even advertise it with an old polaroid camera – and they were rubbish!
Am I missing something?