For those readers in the craft fair circuit, most of you are probably preparing your applications to the holiday shows. I wrote a post last year regarding craft fair applications for our session at the Summit of Awesome in Baltimore – part 1 and part 2, but I wanted to touch base on a topic that has been rattling through my mind for awhile… Instagram pictures vs. “Regular” pictures.
Instagram is an app where you can choose filtered effects to enhance the photos you take on your mobile devices. I love instagram and use it almost on a daily basis (you can follow me here). However, with the popularity of these apps, I started noticing a few craft fair applications and Etsy shops that started using their own photos that have been filtered.
In my opinion, instagram and other filtered images (even those ones that have been enhanced) do not always truly represent your product. The app’s goal is to make your “regular” pictures prettier and you have to be careful as this may led to some people accusing you of misrepresenting your product especially for an online shop.
What are your thoughts? Would love to hear your opinion?