This Is How Ridiculous We Look at Attempting the Perfect Instagram Photo

December 10, 2015

10:00 pm

You’re out at a bar, the movies, or a farmers’ market. Then you see it: a group of people, or maybe just one person, taking a ridiculous amount of photos, trying desperately to nail that perfect angle and shot. We’ve all seen it, and we all know where that photo is going – Instagram.

It’s never easy to capture a perfect selfie or group shot. But it’s like the harder we try to nail the photo the more staged and non-realistic it looks. I’m definitely a betting man, and I’d bet some serious money that the majority – above 50 percent – of all Instagram photos are not, in fact, organic. That is, I think they’re mostly staged.

Case in point, The Mystery Hour recently made a video for all of us who’ve witnessed – or potentially been a part of – a staged Instagram photo. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing, I just think it looks really funny when people try to get it right. Just check out their video:

Image Credit: The Mystery Hour video

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Will is a Senior Writer with Tech.Co, based out of America's Finest City: San Diego. He covers all territory West of the Mississippi river, digging deep for awesome local entrepreneurs, companies, and ideas. He's the resident Android junkie and will be happy to tell you why you should switch to the OS. When he's off the clock, Will focuses his literary talent on the art of creative writing...or you might find him surfing in Ocean Beach. Follow Will on Twitter @WJS1988

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