5 reasons photographers are abandoning Instagram for Vero – and you should, too

(Image credit: Vero • Meta)

Is Vero the new Instagram? Judging by the avalanche of photographers that have abandoned Meta's social media app in favor of the new kid on the block, 

Instagram is no longer a platform for photography. We've all known this for some time, but it was made official a year ago when company head Adam Mosseri declared, "We are no longer a photo-sharing app." Instead, it has become a knock-off TikTok, a second-rate BeReal, geared towards Reels and videos and selling things and, essentially, anything that isn't a still photograph.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.