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Social Media for Photographers

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Love it or hate it, it’s time to embrace the digital era, or as Dane Sanders calls it, the “digi-flat era.” Photographers who do not utilize the various tools the Internet offers are cutting back on the ability to easily and quickly spread the word about their services. Today the internet offers a social media tool for just about every type of photographer and it’s somewhat foolish to not even be educated about how these tools could help you as a new photographer!

Two of most popular tools that come to mind are of course Twitter and Facebook. Facebook gives the ability to link up with friends, family, and past clients and allows them to “suggest” your page to their friends and family, quickly exposing you to new potential clients. Another invaluable tool Facebook offers is the power to tag people in your photos, which in turn shows up on their wall and exposes your name to all of their Facebook friends.

Twitter is an enormous source of information and is a very easy way to network with other professionals and businesses who you may be interested in building a relationship with. TwitPic, which works closely with Twitter to allow photographers to share their photos on their profile, is also an important tool to use so that visitors hardly even need to leave your page to see your work.

Flickr is a booming website for photographers and Yahoo makes it easy for every member to upload and share their photos, get and give feedback, and have tight control over privacy if necessary.

Other popular social media tools include Picasa, EPhotoZine, and Picnik, but check out Lightstalking.com’s full list of The Top Ten Social Media Applications for Photographers to have a look at the entire list.

 

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Written by brittanibowling

October 20, 2010 at 1:23 pm

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