Since the whole Esenna O’Neill thing a few days ago, lots of people are going insane trying to figure out what’s real or not on Instagram. Lots of people are criticizing others on this social site claiming their pictures are completely fake and artificial. Are things starting to get out of hand?
As we all know, one of the biggest things the Internet allows us to do is create a whole new persona for ourselves. There are many people who create a whole new life for themselves on Instagram, even if it’s completely different from their reality. However, we’re not too fond of people who do those things with their account, because in most cases people end up craving that sort of lifestyle they’ve created, and it’s not the first time we’ve heard of cases of severe depression because of social media.
However, we have to bear in mind that we’re not going to upload the same pictures that we upload on Facebook to Instagra, right? We usually try to use our best pictures, and sometimes we even edit them out a bit here and there, add filters, fix lighting, etc. But that’s normal! The photography world has always worked like that. And that doesn’t mean it’s “fake”, right?
We’re not saying to have to take unrealistic pictures of a fake lifestyle, but there’s nothing wrong with going on a trip to Greece and uploading the most amazing pictures you took there. In fact, we encourage you to do so because that’s what Instagram is for!