With the rise of apps like instagram and snapseed, there has also been a rise in over-edited photos. It is no longer enough to simply capture a beautiful sunset in its natural colors- those colors must be accentuated and there has to be nothing but bright almost neon colors in the picture. Or you could take the opposite approach. Instagram introduced a series of vintage photo edit options that take your picture and degrade its quality, while also making the picture black and white or sepia colored. The question is why is the original picture no longer good enough? A beautiful sunset is beautiful in real life, so why is there such a need to try to make it more so on our own? These edited photos create the illusion of a skilled photographer by making the picture more appealing just by adding “better” colors. A truly skilled photographer needs little to no editing. They are able to frame a picture in such a way that even without massive amounts of editing they can draw people to their art by framing their subject properly or adjusting their camera as necessary. Food for thought for the photographers addicted to their preset edit buttons.