I love photography. Back before Instagram, I built my own photography website and tried my hand at selling prints online (my mother was my only customer — thank you Mom).

I no longer use Instagram — to me the platform commoditizes photography in a way that takes all the joy out of looking at and taking photos. Why take the time to compose, edit, and post a photo if it will only be seen for 1-3 seconds?

That said, I’m glad there are photographers out there in the world who choose to spend their time composing and sharing great photography. Apple has chosen their latest round of “Shot on iPhone” photographs — from Instagram no less — and they chose some very good pieces. I hope people continue to share beautiful compositions like these and that they find venues in which they can be appreciated.