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Is Instagram the Best Thing to Ever Happen to Photography? | Idea Channel | PBS

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With its ability to make boring cellphone photos look "vintage" and "artsy", Instagram has exploded worldwide. Derided by its detractors as a tool for making bad photos worse, we take an alternate view and argue that Instagram is the greatest thing to ever happen to photography. Its simple filters and social networking features are training cellphone photographers everywhere to think creatively about their photos. Plus, the app is turning its worldwide user base into an army of photojournalists capturing striking images of the people and events around them. As the old photography adage goes, "The best camera is the one you have with you." New Idea Channel episodes every other Wednesday!!! Let us know what sorts of crazy ideas you have, about this episode and otherwise: Tweet at us! @pbsideachannel (yes, the longest twitter username ever) Email us! pbsideachannel@gmail.com Hosted by Mike Rugnetta (@mikerugnetta) Made by Kornhaber Brown (http://www.kornhaberbrown.com) Want some more Idea Channel? Watch our previous episode: "Are Lolcats & Internet Memes Art?" http://youtu.be/b9Zyswk07vg Awesome GIF-filled Verge thread here: http://www.theverge.com/web/2012/4/12/2944560/are-memes-art-pbs-idea-channel Want more fun? Watch: "Is Miku Hatsune A More Authentic Pop Star Than Lana Del Rey?" http://youtu.be/r3c8STXjQ20 You still want more? Awesome! Watch our first episode: "Super Mario Brother is the World's Greatest Piece of Surrealist Art" http://youtu.be/a2bAN9pPeiE