I’ve had an Instagram account for a couple of years now but have only posted two pictures. That’s kind of how I am with Facebook too. I kind of like the idea but then whenever I start posting it feels fake and pointless.
I don’t think my followers (mostly family and a few friends) really care to see all the boring stuff I do every day or pictures of my kids when they win an award or something. And I hate the idea of bombarding them with a bunch of photos that might not have much context for them. I could be totally wrong about this.
Maybe I would change my mind if my parents and sister were the only ones that could see my wall. Also, on Instagram, I didn’t really know what I should be posting. Should it be just personal family pictures? Artsy pictures that I take daily? A mix of everything? I just didn’t know what I was doing.
I still have no idea what I’m doing. But I do want to put interesting photos and information out for other people to see. This blog is one of the channels I use to do this but there are so many people using Instagram these days that I thought I should at least make another attempt at using it before it becomes obsolete and users abandon it.
So I started a fresh new Instagram account called Ryan Davison Photography and started posting the photos I thought people (yes, including my family and friends) might like to see. I post things that I plan out and take with my DSLR but I’ve also been posting things from my daily walks that I capture using my smartphone. Those smartphone photos usually turn out surprisingly well.
My latest photos have been a series taken of things I find in the gutter. That might sound boring or uninspiring but you would be amazed at the beauty hiding along the side of the road. Like the shots I posted in The Wonder in the Mundane or this image:
For Facebook users who aren’t on Instagram, I also started a Facebook page to showcase the IG photos, photography posts from this blog and anything else I feel like putting there. Hopefully all of this is for a good cause and will be enjoyed. As with most things, time will tell.