Photo apps won’t magically give Jane the smartphone photographer a better sense of composition, or lighting, or framing. The apps and filters only change a photo’s look and aesthetic feel. That doesn’t make it a better photo. If you put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig.

Richard Koci Hernandez on a very illuminating piece on the currently scope of photography, the tools we use and the very significant impact Instagram is having. I first came across Richard through a Blurb series where he was featured and he spoke about his approach to mobile photography.

If you happen to continue to think less of the photographs you take with your mobile phone, that’s likely to show in your work and no amount of post can make up for the lack of respect that need to be there in the first place for your subject.