Chris says that a recent trend in photography is to be a professional Instagram photographer. Chris also says that Instagram tends to cause people to go to the same locations they see on it. Some of those natural landmarks are actually starting to show wear and tear as a result. Or you get there and it's over crowded. It's largely due to Location Tags. And Jackson Hole, Wyoming is launching a campaign to discourage using location tags. There's also a thing called post the photo, trash the location, so people won't come.
Check out BoyFriends of Instagram. Chris says it promotes a vision of reality that doesn't really exist.
Don't forget our current assignment - "Ring". Take a photo of, about or otherwise concerning the concept of "RING" and then post it to the Tech Guy Group on Flickr. Make sure to tag it with the word "Ring" as well! And if Chris likes it, it could end up on the next photo contest review segment in two weeks!