- Jan 30, 2017
13 BEST SOCIAL PLATFORMS FOR A PHOTOGRAPHER
Being a photographer makes it inevitable to sideline social media.
Social media swings open the flood gates of opportunities for you as a photographer.
Here is the Photofie's recommendations for the Social Media Platforms.
For Engagement: Instagram
A lot of people who follow you (customers) will keep seeing your work.Instagram is the second best social media platform for photography because it is solely focused on what we as photographers love most; amazing photographs. Your followers have the ability to like and comment on your Instagram posts just like any other social media platform. The difference with Instagram is that is largely mobile based and it’s very clean (difficult to post spam).
For Community Building: Facebook
A lot of non-photographers, who you probably state as potential customers, will see your work.This is easily the largest social networking site in the world and one of the most widely used. And, Facebook was perhaps the first that surpassed the landmark of 1 billion user accounts.
For Portfolio Development: Behance
Finding new clients can be a challenge, but one of the best ways to get your work and name out there. Behance is a creative community with one goal in mind – to remove the barriers between talent and opportunity.
For Portfolio Expansion: Freelancer
Good for beginners who want to establish a portfolio. When you are starting out, and do not have references to generate work, these platforms are great to gain initial traction.Surely, there will be con jobs and clients that will cheat - but this can happen anywhere. Keep your eyes open, do your due diligence, and you will be good.
For Brand Building: Pinterest
The median for anything & everything! The photographers at PRO Level recommend business building via back-links on Pinterest. Travel , weddings, and babies photography is one of the highest ranking topics on Pinterest.
Pinterest is widely popular among women, don't post Nudity.
One last tip for Pinterest: vertical photos always do way better than horizontal photos.
For Search Engine Optimization: Google+
You can't just ignore Google all the way!
The added benefit of being on Google+ is that everything you share automatically gets picked up by the world's largest search engine.
Ignorance is Bliss- But be wise!
For the Subtle All-in-one presence: 500px
The 500px algorithm allows all users, not just those with a following, to have a chance to get their work to the front page of the Popular photos, increasing exposure.The mathematical equations in place also take into account the freshness of an image with Likes and Favorites counting for fewer points as they build up.
For the "everything" in your trunk!: Tumblr
Gritty thoughts, slay with your point-of -view and anything & everything!
Tumblr is a great place for micro-blogging & create about anything.
For the Photo-management: Flickr
Almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Flickr helps people make their photos available to the people who matter to them & enables new ways of organizing photos and video.
For the Inspiration & Innovation: Stumble Upon
StumbleUpon is an intelligent social networking platform that finds or discovers content and recommends the same to its users. You are thus empowered to discover webpages, images, videos and so on and then rate them as per your interest and taste.
Number of active users: 10 million approximately
For the Artist in You: Deviant Art
Deviant Art is regarded as the largest online social networking community for art lovers and artists. It enables users to take photos of their artwork and share them with others.
For the Curious Photographer: Howcast
Are you constantly looking for a "Jugaad" as a photographer? Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. This is seriously for the Survivor in you!
For the Spirited Photographer in you: Photofie
Gain exposure while you're on the go!
Compete with the fellow photographers.Get inspired. Inspire others. Get Social.
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