365 vs Instagram

posted January 11th, 2017
Both communities of photographers.
In 365 favs are rare, special. In Instagram likes are cheap -
In 365 people upload processed images and discuss.
Instagram, images mostly recorded and uploaded on the spot raw

Interested in learning more about 365 and including structure, founders, bylaws
Love the 365 calendar format and discussion board format.
posted January 11th, 2017
I don't look at 365 as "versus" anything; it's just another way for me to practice and showcase my art. There are some subtle differences in all of them (500px, 1x, Flickr, IG, etc.) that I both appreciate and am frustrated with, depending on my mood :) I'll post things to Flickr that I won't here, and vice versa; and I'll expect different reactions in each place even when I post the same things. I look to 365 for an injection of what I consider a "more sincere" group experience, and to some of the other sites when I need a better reference for more complicated techniques, or need hard-hitting critique on a project that most on 365 are "too nice" to dish out. I prefer all of them on my dinner plate; the sweet and savory, the spicy, the bland, the salty; from which I can pick and choose what I think I need to keep my passion and creativity alive. But that's just me ;)
posted January 11th, 2017
as far as founders go you can follow the founder Ross @scrivna , he's a really nice guy and if the top down theory works that is why this site is so nice all around. this is a community that goes beyond mere photography, i have made lots of friends here.
Instagram has been bought by facebook for $1billion , that s why if feel s like a behemoth and impersonal. you are right about the favs and likes, the insta generation are short on communication, its just a fleeting like or one word comment. tagging there is more prevalent and a way for advertising to creep into it under the radar. There was a spate of signups here that were advertising a few months ago, but Ross obviously has a good system for controlling it because i haven't seen any lately.
not that i
posted January 11th, 2017
...have an instagram account, i just follow a few people there.
posted January 11th, 2017
@grizzlysghost yes, perhaps not vs - but rather compare and contrast.
Where would one meet up with hard-hitting critics? Thanks.
posted January 11th, 2017
@bfairfield 1x is pretty good for that
posted January 11th, 2017
I post on both! Here I find I get more comments and more of a worldwide/age varied community. Insta I find you have to fit into a community 'clique' a bit more.
posted January 12th, 2017
@grizzlysghost I love your approach - a well thought out response :)
posted January 12th, 2017
@grizzlysghost great reply but just a slight input re critique. If you ask you do get honest feedback which has helped me a lot. Otherwise a great place to be .
posted January 12th, 2017
i'm on both and like each for different things, as so eloquently explained by aaron @grizzlysghost, and i agree with @padlock that critique is certainly available on 365 if you ask for it. i spend less time on ig and value the community experience i get here more - there's probably a connection there ;)
posted January 12th, 2017
@pistache Taking of critique how is the street photography!! lol
posted January 12th, 2017
@grizzlysghost read with interest your bio - great overview of you and working with 365.
posted January 12th, 2017
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