I use LinkedIn and Instagram quite heavily, and to a lesser extent Twitter.A fellow Floridian - I have followed you as well, and I agree with your thoughts on the platform. I like your mix of photos and I love that custom case you kept your RZ kit in - I hope you got some decent cash for the set.
Instagram has a lot of garbage on the platform, but a ton of really great stuff too. Much of the clutter is a result of people trying to monetize it. Indeed, a lot of "social media celebrities" have somehow amassed enormous followings (usually for alarmingly superficial reasons) and sell posts with product placement, brand mentions, etc.
I have a modest following, mostly friends and other photographers, and I use Instagram to share a mix of my "real photography" and everyday iPhone photos. I love the platform.
Thanks! Followed you too, Ian. Lovely nature photos, and I see a lot of familiar North Florida scenes!
I loved the RZ, but it was time to go back to digital. I'll eventually get back into medium format, too. It taught me a huge amount, and I have a binder of killer negatives that I'm proud to have made.
Unfortunately, the RZ gear was sold at a pretty substantial loss, but I got great enjoyment from it, and that goes a long way with me.