I don’t understand the angst that many photographers direct toward the smartphone, photo filter users. I don’t have any clue– I would much rather live in a world with self search of inspiring photography coming from every direction, including under me, raising the bar so that I can continue to succeed at a high level with my photography rather than Coast. That’s what I think when I see great amateur photography. But, I realize that I’m probably in the middle road in that sense, As in that there is more people on the extreme side of every single one of me, and I’m kind of right in the center of the argument. Anyway, I’ve even started using some of these photo filter apps and I have to say that there are some really incredible ones. I am a bit of a purist, and I love using my DSLR, and stuff like that. None-the-less, I love using new technology and these apps all the time also. I love that I don’t have to Lug my big camera and all of my gear around with me everywhere that I go, and that I can just pull out my smartphone, or mobile device, snap a photo, take it into a photo filter app, manage all of the different properties of the image, and totally customize it in just a couple minutes. These apps also give you extra incentive, because, if they like your photos, they’ll put you into a stream in which people who are looking for stock photography may even purchase your photo. Sure, the app takes half of the profits, but usually, we don’t even make anything for our attempt, so this is really cool. It’s like Instagram with a possibility of making money. That seems pretty intense, doesn’t it? Makes you wonder how Instagram survives, when its competitors are offering to help you sell your photographs for money.