Finally, Tony and Rob disagree on a topic. And we like it!
Are you one of those people that hits “Like” on a regular basis? Actually, it doesn’t matter if the button says “Like” or subscribe or list or add or… could you possibly be contributing to the dilution of photography’s impact? In today’s topic Tony, Rick, and Rob talk about the Like button and how we see it as being a problem for photography.
The questions we (try) to cover today are:
- Are people just hitting the like button with out thinking?
- How does this impact photographers?
- Has it killed personal tastes?
- How do we stop from falling into the trap of just hitting the like button?
- Are there any upsides to this?
- Is there anyway/need to solve the problems it causes?
- Is it possible that, when we require standards, we can make art less accessible? Art needs to be accessible but where is the line between being available and just being inundated with 500 crappy pictures of a person’s vacation?
Please leave a comment on the post to let us know if you agree or disagree. Better yet, let us know what you think is a viable solution to the problem.
Today’s artist is Norman Lindsay.
Today’s photographer is Joe McNally. Oh, and here’s the link to the YouTube video of Joe that Rob refers to in the episode. This guy goes places that none of us three would ever dare! Well, maybe Rick.