In this write-up, we’re going to discuss not only how Instagram has affected photography but also its current and future influence on cinematography.

There have been countless articles over the past several years that have discussed the influence Instagram has had on photographers — particularly those who post for an online audience. The analyses suggest that the social media platform has influenced photographers to post photographs for social fanfare, rather than photographs that they find artistic and share-worthy.

Of course, there are photographic structures that have been captured since the birth of photography, simply because of their majestic, unfading beauty. There are other compositions that, at first, may not seem like a wholly popular trope yet have dominated social media for the last few years — taking a photograph of a landscape through an open tent, for example. Does that sound familiar?

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