I’m really digging instagram. I mean, I’ve got a DSLR, and most of the past images I’ve posted on this site were shot with thousands of dollars worth of equipment - and there’s still a place for that. OTOH, it’s been said that the best camera is the one you have with you, and I always have my iPhone with me.
Filters and faux polaroids can be seen as derivative and trite, I suppose, but in the end, I really love the way the images *look*, and that’s what photography is about, for me. The final result trumps all prior analyses.
I certainly don’t wanna be one of those people who confuse technique with art. You will (hopefully) never hear me say “It can’t be art, it wasn’t done with the right equipment or technique.” And if you do, feel free to kick me in the shins.
Gotta love Apple. My iPhone 4 camera went all stupid - everything turned red at the edges - and they just looked at it, checked the pictures, and gave me a new phone.