15 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





New Guide: The Photographer’s Guide to Twitter - Sarah Jacobs: “We’ve partnered up with the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) to help you use Twitter to get your name out there, engage with potential customers, and advance your photo career. http://blog.photoshelter.com/2014/04/new-guide-photographers-guide-twitter/

01 Apr, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





Facebook's New 'DeepFace' Program Is Just As Creepy As It Sounds - (Dino Grandoni) Facebook announced last week that it has developed a program called "DeepFace," which researchers say can determine whether two photographed faces are of the same person with 97.25 percent accuracy. Facebook's growing ability to recognize you when a friend uploads photos from a vacation together has caught the attention of privacy advocates and government officials alike. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/18/facebook-deepface-facial-recognition_n_4985925.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular



11 Mar, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





GET SOCIAL -- Social Media Resources - Rosh Sillars: “How do the experts keep up-to-date on all the changes in social media and digital marketing? It seems like the industry changes on a weekly basis. Below is a list of blogs and podcasts I depend on to keep me in the know: http://tinyurl.com/o3a4bhn

14 Jan, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos






How To Optimize Your Images For Twitter’s In-Stream Photo Preview - Allison Stadd: Twitter’s a much more visual place these days, thanks to the new in-stream image preview that expands photos in tweets without users having to click on them. The infographic below is a great guide to optimizing your images for Twitter previews. http://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/optimize-images-twitter-photo-preview_b53107



07 Jan, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos


HACK CULPABILITY

-- Snapchat admits it, --promises improvements. Devin Coldewey: “The creators of the immensely popular photo-sharing app Snapchat have admitted that a security flaw led to millions of users' phone numbers and user names being leaked earlier this week -- despite being warned months ago of the vulnerability. The company promised an updated version of the app soon.



07 Jan, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos



PRIVACY
-- How can I keep my photos private on Facebook? - Kim Komando: “I’m worried about the photos I’m posting on Facebook. How can I make sure only my friends and family can see them?” http://www.freep.com/article/20131231/FEATURES01/312310015/Kim-Komando-technology-Facebook-privacy



07 Jan, 2014 | Posted by: sellmyphotos







STORYFUL -- News Corp. buys start-up for $25 million. KTVN: “The newspaper publisher and media company, said Friday that it acquired Storyful, a company that gathers user-generated news and video, for $25 million to help it grow its digital and video business. Storyful, which bills itself as a "news agency of the social media age," finds, verifies and acquires news content that people share online. The company distributes the content to its partners, which include news organizations and advertising agencies.
http://www.ktvn.com/story/24275044/news-corp-buys-start-up-storyful-for-25-million





17 Dec, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





PHOTOGRAPHER’S GUIDE TO FACEBOOK - Sarah Jacobs: “In The Photographer’s Guide to Facebook, we break down tactics to help you use this platform to attract, engage, and get referrals from your audience. Plus, you’ll get loads of examples of pages from photographers who have successfully used Facebook to market their own business — each doing things like simply posting regularly, asking interesting questions, showcasing compelling images and providing an excellent sense of their personality. SOURCE: http://blog.photoshelter.com/2013/12/new-guide-guide-to-facebook-photographers






HALF THE PICTURE -- The Quality of Your Smartphone’s Camera: Mat Honan: “ There’s a cliché that the best camera is the one you have with you, but that’s only half right. The best camera would actually be the one you have with you that takes great shots, then edits, organizes, and shares them for you. SOURCE: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/12/honan-photography/
Art work: Tavis Coburn



25 Nov, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





SMOOTH AS SANDPAPER. -- The Great Instagram For Windows Phone Photo Taking Controversy Explained - Alex Wilhelm: “Instagram made it onto the Windows Phone platform as a beta and immediately, everyone lost their mind. It’s about as smooth as sandpaper. The iOS experience, for contrast, let’s you quickly shoot a picture inside the application itself, something that is fast, and far more seamless. http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/20/the-great-instagram-for-windows-phone-photo-taking-controversy-explained/





BLOG OFTEN
-- The ‘Must-Have’ Tool For Blogging Photographers - Zach Sutton:
”Blogging is essential for photography. Not only does it provide a unique interaction with potential clients and fans of your work, but it’s also essential for SEO purposes. When building web presence, every expert in the field of SEO and Web Development will tell you to blog often, and this tool is essential for the modern day blogging photographer.”
http://fstoppers.com/the-must-have-tool-for-blogging-photographers?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fstoppersfeed+%28fstoppers%29




INSTAGRAM SCIENCE -- How to create the perfect Instagram photo. Caitlan McGarry: “Instagram is important place to promote your clients – but how do you shoot, crop and select the best filter to win over hearts and minds? New research shows there's a science to creating a much-loved Instagram photo. SOURCE: http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/news/photography/how-create-perfect-instagram-photo/


12 Nov, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos






INSTAGRAM shows North Korea from the inside. Jennie Ryall: “Photography was banned, bus windows were blacked out, tourists could only visit with an authorized guide and personal technology was confiscated. Until this year, the mysterious land of North Korea had been hidden from the online public. The communist nation existed without a local mobile network or internet access.” SOURCE:
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/technology/smartphones/instagram-shows-north-korea-from-the-inside/story-fni0c1dv-1226753428788
PHOTO: AP SOURCE AFP



STEPPING UP THE BATTLE -- Google updates photo and video features to rival FB. Google Inc. is making it easier to edit and enhance photos and videos on its Google+ social service, stepping up efforts against rival Facebook Inc. The 18 new features, unveiled at a press event in San Francisco this week, include a new tool that automatically makes a movie from a collection of clips. Another feature enables users to erase unwanted parts of a photo.
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20131102/business/711029946/





TURN-OFF ADVICE -- Zach Miners: “Photo Previews: Some Twitter users are complaining about a change that puts photo previews front and center in their streams and are offering advice to others on how to turn it off. SOURCE: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9243652/Some_users_grumble_about_Twitter_39_s_photo_previews?taxonomyId=77


05 Nov, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





A SPECIFIC AUDIENCE. With a Slew of Updates, Google+ Makes Its Photography Pitch - Mike Isaac: "If Google were still trying to figure out how to fit yet another social network into people’s lives, it isn’t anymore. The search giant has aimed Google+, its company-wide social platform initiative, squarely at a specific audience: Photo lovers. In a blast of 18 new product features launched recently, Google beefed up a number of its photo-enhancement features for its main Google+ app, as well as a number of its related proprietary photo applications.
http://allthingsd.com/20131029/with-a-slew-of-updates-google-makes-its-photography-pitch/





Canon Cuts Full-Year Forecast as Camera Users Switch to Phones – Canon, the world’s largest camera maker, cut its annual profit forecast and pr. SOURCE: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-24/canon-cuts-full-year-net-income-forecast-as-camera-sales-slow.html




TOP INSTAGRAMMAR -- Molly Eichel: “The Daily News' own Dave Maialetti was named one of the "10 Instagram Photographers You Should Follow" by Forbes magazine. And with good reason. Not only is Maialetti an excellent photojournalist for the two papers, but he has a keen eye for street photography as well, capturing often glazed over moments in Philly life.” SOURCE: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/entertainment/celebrities_gossip/emDaily-Newsem-photographer-named-top-Insagrammer.html
PHOTO: Dave Maialetti




LIKE&FOLLOW -- Proper Networking Technique. Jen Brook: ”I’ve been sent a few messages asking how to get noticed by the people we want to work with and how to approach them. I’m never sure I can help because I’m no expert, but I do try as best as I can. In order to keep my advice consistent, this article sets about the rules I made for myself. This post is meant for all of us in the photography world, not just models…and I believe there is only really one trick to it; put yourself in their shoes. SOURCE:
http://fstoppers.com/proper-networking-technique-by-british-model-jen-brook




Pinterest, Getty Images Sign Deal to Bring More Detailed Info to Pins. Kurt Wagner: “Pinterest. The company recently announced a new deal with Getty Images that will provide more detailed information on the photos that users pin on the site.” SOURCE: http://mashable.com/2013/10/25/pinterest-getty-sign-deal/?utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable%2FSocialMedia+%28Mashable+%C2%BB+Social+Media%29&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-SocialMedia-Partial&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed


28 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos



Touché…A Photographer Turns

Her Lens On Men Who Catcall.


Kat Chow: “Social media was abuzz this week with photographer Hannah Price's portraits of men who catcalled her on the street. We first saw the story on The Morning News, where Price was briefly interviewed. We wanted to indulge our curiosity about Price and her work, so we decided to give her a call.” SOURCE: http://news.wjct.org/post/photographer-turns-her-lens-men-who-cat-call
PHOTO: Hannah Price

28 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos








EXTRA REVENUE -- Here's What Ads on Instagram Will Look Like – Tim Barribeau: “ Instagram is getting ads. It's been rumored for a very long time, and was officially confirmed a few weeks ago. Now Instagram has released more information about how ads will work, and shown off a few examples of what you can expect to see in your feed. SOURCE: http://www.popphoto.com/news/2013/10/heres-what-ads-instagram-will-look







WHERE ARE YOU? -- Can Future Clients Find You On Facebook? – Matt Kennedy: “Are you easy to find? Recognizable? Put yourself in your ideal client’s shoes for a second and think about where they might come across your brand. Here are the 2 most common ways that potential clients may see your brand on Facebook” SOURCE: http://fstoppers.com/can-future-clients-find-you-on-facebook




21 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





NEW PAGE PHOTO -- Flickr Rolling Out New Google+ Style Photo Pages with a Nifty Side Panel – Michael Zhang: “Flickr’s recent attempt at a major website redesign didn’t go over very well with many of its users, so now the Yahoo-owned company is taking the feedback it received to try again. A help page on the Flickr website reveals that a new photo page is currently being rolled out across the service.” SOURCE: http://petapixel.com/2013/10/11/flickr-rolling-new-google-style-photo-pages-bigger-photos/


16 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos






THE NEXT INSTAGRAM? Snapchat Kurt Wagner: "Snapchat announced Snapchat Stories, a new feature that allows users to compile photos and videos taken through the app into a montage of sorts that will live on for 24 hours. Now when users take photos and videos, they can elect to include them in their Snapchat Story, which is viewable an unlimited number of times by any of their friends. (You can also make stories available to the public.)" SOURCE: http://mashable.com/2013/10/04/snapchat-stories-future
via Joe Stanski

07 Oct, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





STORIES -- Snapchat Debutes Disappearing Recap of Snaps from the Last 24 Hours – DL Cade: “Since it first burst onto the scene, Snapchat has become a major player in the social fabric of today. Once, the self-destructing photo messaging model was considered a fad, but no more. As Snapchat surges towards the possibility of a billion dollar valuation and usage statistics continue to climb, that “fad” is clearly more than just that. http://petapixel.com/2013/10/03/snapchat-debutes-stories-updating-feed-snaps-last-24-hours/





Pinterest sees growing number of journalists using the site, makes related changes – Andrew Beaujon: “Pinterest introduced new article pins recently, links to articles you’ve pinned can include a story’s headline and byline, plus a description as well as a link. The site says its users share more than 5 million articles each day. In that description, you can also throw in a photo credit.” SOURCE: http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/224367/pinterest-sees-growing-number-of-journalists-using-the-site-makes-related-changes/



22 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





SOCIAL NETWORKING -- Photo Social Media Marketing: Blogs, Tweets, Postings & More - Maria Piscopo: "Does using social media as a marketing tool work for photographers? That's what we aimed to find out by interviewing five photographers who have successfully used this particular marketing technique in very specific ways." SOURCE: http://www.shutterbug.com/content/photo-social-media-marketing-blogs-tweets-postings-amp-more
PHOTO: Brad Mangin


18 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos

POT PHOTO

-- Cops arrest teenager after she posted a picture of pot on Instagram. It involves a 17-year-old. St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office told WAFB that “a detective with the narcotics division saw a photo of people with marijuana on a social media site and began an investigation.” At any rate, detectives showed up at the teenager’s home and “found her to be in possession of the illegal drug. She was released on a summons to appear in court. SOURCE: http://blogs.computerworld.com/privacy/22783/busted-cops-arrest-teenager-after-she-posted-picture-pot-instagram

18 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos



ALARMING CHANGES

That Facebook Makes to Terms.
ASMP Breaks Down the Changes - Conor Risch: Facebook has altered their terms of service to make it possible for companies that pay the social media network to utilize Facebook users’ content and likeness without compensation or permission. The changes are sure to alienate Facebook’s users in the creative community, who make a living from licensing their work and content. Among the changes is this gem: SOURCE: http://pdnpulse.pdnonline.com/2013/09/facebook-makes-alarming-changes-to-terms-asmp-breaks-down-the-changes.html
TAKEAWAY: The dust has not settled. The barron atop the hill has continued to allow the serfs to use the fields free of charge but wishes to excise more from the peons for commercial purpose by using their names and creations at no charge. Seems like a fair exchange for the barron, but not for the peon. History tells us a revolt is in order. Not all is cast in cement. The only thing constant in social media is change. -RE

18 Sep, 2013 | Posted by: psn





FREE TERABYTES for everyone. Flickr guarantees an actual terabyte. For free. That's 500,000 photos to share and enjoy in their original, brilliant quality. To be exact, 537,731. Snap away. * Assuming the resolution of today's most commonly used smartphones 1 terabyte = 537,731 6.5 megapixel photos. SOURCE: http://www.techradar.com/us/news/internet/tumblr-deal-isn-t-only-news-as-yahoo-announces-redesign-for-flickr-1152555






THE WORLD’S MOMENTS -- Instagram Pictures Itself Making Money – Evelyn Rusli: “When Emily White joined Instagram from parent company Facebook Inc. FB -0.64% in March, her first order of business was to push Chief Executive Kevin Systrom into a room. "For the first two weeks, I locked him into a conference room and I said, 'This is all about getting the mission on paper.” SOURCE: http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424127887324577304579059230069305894-lMyQjAxMTAzMDAwODEwNDgyWj.html

And

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/apr/10/business/la-fi-tn-how-kevin-systrom-built-instagram20120410


26 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: bswenson



Bitten By A Fake 'Like' Bug

-- Kamakshi S : “Not so happy news on "World Photography Day" for Instagram aficionados, as the photo sharing service has been reportedly hit by a new bug. Reuters reports that a phishing virus, known as Zeus (surely inspired by G.I.J.O.E Retaliation Zeus missiles), can now help companies create a "buzz" with bogus Instagram "likes". As per Reuters, Cyber ..experts at RSA, add that these "likes" are traded in batches across as many as 1000 Internet hackers .” SOURCE: http://www.techtree.com/content/news/4436/instagram-bitten-fake-bug.html

26 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





RELATIONSHIPS IN REAL LIFE How Sharing Photos on Facebook Affects It. [Study Says]. Rachel Ramsey: “A recent study was highlighted in an article headlined, “Always posting pics on Facebook? Then you’re weird, study says,” and used the description, “Those who post vast numbers to Facebook might have trouble enjoying relationships in real life.” SOURCE: http://www.techzone360.com/topics/techzone/articles/2013/08/12/349267-how-sharing-photos-facebook-affects-relationships-real-life.htm



20 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: bswenson



FIRED! Top Lacoste salesman says he was fired for Instagram photo - William Holt: A top salesman at Lacoste claims he was fired for posting a photo of his paycheck to Instagram, Gothamist reports: Wade Groom says he became the brand’s top seller in the United States. Still, he says, his $15-an-hour salary and 3 percent commission wasn’t enough to support his family.” This is what we accept in New York City.” SOURCE: http://news.yahoo.com/top-lacoste-salesman-fired-for-instagram-photo-144248134.html


20 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: bswenson





CHOICE OF WORDS -- The Most Important Tip For Running A Photo Blog. Gary Martin: “The biggest mistake I see when reading a photographer’s blog is the choice of words used in blog page titles. The words you choose may be keeping your blog invisible to the world forever.” http://fstoppers.com/the-most-important-tip-for-running-a-photo-blog

13 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





GAINING GROUND -- More photos are shared every day on Facebook, the most-used social network, than anywhere else on the Web. So what do you do when you’re the No. 2 social network trying to gain traction against Facebook? If you’re Google+, you try to outdo Facebook on photos, offering more tools and enhancements to make images look larger and prettier. Most important, G+ lets you download your photos in top resolution, which Facebook won’t do. SOURCE:
http://tucsoncitizen.com/usa-today-news/2013/08/07/talking-tech-5-cool-photo-tools-on-google/



30 Jul, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos






GETTING CHEAPER -- Panasonic Rolls Out New Smart Camera – Travis: “Smart cameras are hot items these days, especially given the fact that the market is becoming so saturated with them, thus causing prices to come down more and more. What makes smart camera devices so great is the fact that, similar to a smart phone, they allow for the user to take professional grade photographs and immediately upload them to things like social media. http://www.studentnewsie.com/lumix-dmc-fz70-panasonic-rolls-out-new-smart-camera-19899


09 Jul, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





WHERE TO START? -- Social Media Everywhere… Kimberley Blom-Roemer: “Everyone says you need to include social media…but where do you start? Which ones do you utilize? How often should you post? WHAT do you post? All good questions… and, no easy answers.
http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2013/06/social-media-everywhere-where-do-you-even-start



25 Jun, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





ON THE MOVE -- Instagram Introduces Video – Rachel Strugatz: “Instagram today said it would integrate video into its platform in a move that could have major implications for the fashion world's digital efforts. http://www.wwd.com/media-news/digital/instagram-introduces-video-7004120




ART OF THE MOMENT -- How Instagram Remade Photography (And Could Do The Same For Video)/. Nick Statt: As Instagram moves beyond the still image, it's vital to remember how it changed the art of the moment forever. SOURCE: http://readwrite.com/2013/06/21/instagram-photos-forever#awesm=~o9CTPv2rCHqpoW



11 Jun, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





FACEBOOK DETECTIVE -- A photo on FACEBOOK helps man find stolen car.
Lindsey Seavert: “Jim Engelking came home last Friday to discover he was the victim of an unusual burglary at his St. Paul, Minnesota home. His prized 1998 red Volvo was gone too, but several days later, he credits the far reaching powers of Facebook with helping find his stolen car. SOURCE:
http://www.abc-7.com/story/22539242/fb-photo-helps-man-find-stolen-car#.UbUFvPZAR7s



The Case of a STOLEN Photo & Facebook’s PUNISHMENT – Of the Victim
Gavin Seim: “OK true story here. Here is an image I shared recently showing how Matt Black Photography took my photo “Look To The Wind”, edited it badly and posted it on his FB Facebook page as his own image. The page admin proceeded to delete my photo only and all comments from people that had called him out on the theft.
http://www.prophotoshow.net/2013/06/04/stolen-photos-facebook-punish-victim/

04 Jun, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos




3 Flickr Alternatives for Disgruntled Photographers - Leslie Meredith: "With over 18,000 negative comments on the official thread, I imagine we, the users of Flickr should receive an official response from Flickr stating whether they plan to make adjustments to their plan, or stick with the current catastrophe," Flickr user Garrett T. posted in the site's help forum. But it looks like Mr. T may be out of luck. Flickr also said it will not be reverting back to the prior version of Flickr, as many users have called for. In other words, if you don't like it, you can leave. But where to go? Here are three alternatives to consider.
http://www.technewsdaily.com/18170-3-flickr-alternatives-for-disgruntled-photographers.html




NOT JUST PHOTOS
-- Instagram's Systrom: We're 'not a photography company'. Daniel Terdiman: “During a conversation with Digg founder Kevin Rose, Instagram's co-founders discussed the company's history, and said they want to be about sharing a message, not just about photos. http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57586998-93/instagrams-systrom-were-not-a-photography-company/
PHOTO: James Martin

28 May, 2013 | Posted by: bswenson


AWESOME AGAIN...?
-- Forget Tumblr: Yahoo! Has Big Plans for Flickr – Meghan Ahearn: "Like most of the media world, I assumed Yahoo! press event in New York City’s Times Square would be about the company’s purchase of the blogging site Tumblr. Imagine my surprise when it was actually an announcement about the redesign of the photo-sharing site Flickr, which Yahoo! purchased in 2005. " SOURCE: http://pdnpulse.com/2013/05/forget-tumblr-yahoo-has-big-plans-for-flickr.html



28 May, 2013 | Posted by: bswenson


BIGGER & MAYBE BETTER
-- Flickr gets revamp — with 1 TB of photo storage free — and Yahoo gets new NYC office. Laura Hazaerd Owen: “More news from Yahoo: Tumblr’s employees, however, will remain at their current office.” SOURCE: http://gigaom.com/2013/05/20/flickr-gets-revamp-with-1-tb-of-storage-space-free-and-yahoo-gets-new-nyc-office/

28 May, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos






ONLINE PHOTO PORTFOLIO REVIEW: -- Testing out 500px’s new web portfolio service. Tim Barribeau: ) We took 500px's new portfolio system for a spin to see just how easy it is to get a dedicated site for your images looking nice and pretty. Here's what we thought of this new service from 500px, which is a direct competitor to Flickr's recently overhauled system. http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2013/05/23/Online-photo-portfolio-review-Testing-out-500pxs-new-web-portfolio-servic
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21 May, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos




TUMBLR:
THE CHALLENGE FOR YAHOO! Joshua Brustein: “It falls to Yahoo to figure out how to turn that new traffic into revenue, a problem that continues to bedevil pretty much every popular social-media property on the Web. SOURCE: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-05-20/the-25-most-popular-tumblrs-reveal-the-challenge-for-yahoo#r=lr-fst
PHOTO: David Karp of Tumblr at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013




YOUR ONLINE PICS -- Who owns them? Where should you store them? – John Hearne: “If you don’t backup your digital pictures, there’s a good chance you’ll lose them to a malfunction or hackers. Unfortunately, using sites such as Facebook and Instagram may give rise to privacy issues. So what are the best options? http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/features/who-owns-your-online-pics-and-tips-on-where-to-store-them-230926.html





INSTAGRAM –WATCH OUT! EyeEm photo-sharing app aims to enable photographers to sell their images – Olivier Laurent: “Ever since Instagram fumbled its terms of service, photographers have been looking for alternatives. And with EyeEm’s plans to introduce new ways for its users to sell their images, the Berlin-based application could become a strong competitor/ “
http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/report/2262535/eyeem-photosharing-app-aims-to-enable-photographers-to-sell-their-images





Hipstamatic launches Oggl, a new social network for creative photographers - Olivier Laurent: “Hipstamatic is going after Instagram and EyeEm with the launch of Oggl, a new application for the iPhone that will link "likeminded creatives from around the world. Oggl is said to offer a brand new way to experience Hipstamatic's filters, "and for the first time ever, directly connects the Hipstamatic community and like-minded creatives from around the world," SOURCE:
http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news/2266618/hipstamatic-launches-oggl-a-new-social-network-for-creative-photographers






HOW TO DO TWITTER -- Spearheading Social Media for Your Photography Business - Patrick Depuy; “Twitter, the world’s third-largest social media network I’ll be showing you how to set up and maintain a Twitter presence for your photography business.
http://www.business2community.com/twitter/spearheading-social-media-for-your-photography-business-twitter-0491015





INTERLUDER -- Google+ Adds More Photography Features, Tries To Pick Your Best Photos. Stan Horaczek: “From shooting to sharing, Google is trying to integrate itself into your photographic process.
SOURCE: http://www.popphoto.com/news/2013/05/
google-adds-more-photography-features-tries-to-pick-
your-best-photos


14 May, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





SOCIAL MEDIA & YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY - Patrick Depuy: “If you’re establishing a Facebook presence for your photography business, it’s going to take far more than a few posts. You’ll need a solid setup to get started, and then a comprehensive strategy to stay afloat and grow your influence.
http://www.business2community.com/social-media/spearheading-social-media-for-your-photography-business-facebook-0481184





FIRST GLASS -- Boring Without Filters? Spice Up Your Google Glass Pics With Glassagram. Thanks to Instagram, we rarely see photos taken from camera phones without some type of filter on it. Even Twitter’s photo service uses Aviary to drop an earthy overlay or black-and-white treatment onto your digital masterpiece. Google Glass users aren’t going to be left out of this craze thanks to an app aptly named Glassagram.
http://techcrunch.com/2013/05/06/since-photos-are-boring-without-filters-glassagram-will-spice-up-your-google-glass-pics/




CAN VERIFY NEWS EVENTS -- Andrew Beaujon: “ProPublica news application developer Al Shaw discovered an Instagram API that lets you search by both time and geographic coordinates, --a perfect way to see who is at a certain place at a certain time, according to Shaw. SOURCE: http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/212719/propublica-releases-simple-tool-for-searching-instagram/



07 May, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





FILTER BE GONE! -- Rod Chester: “Instagram filters abandoned by photographers who opt for purity. Michael Ernest Sweet: “For most of us, an Instagram filter is a way to turn an ordinary photo into ''ordinary but better''. But there is a growing backlash to the filter craze, with purist photographers increasingly posting their images with a #nofilter hashtag or, even better, with a pledge of SOOC straight out of the camera.” SOURCE: http://www.news.com.au/technology/instagram-filters-abandoned-by-photographers-who-opt-for-purity/story-e6frflwi-1226635244451

30 Apr, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos






Five Ways To Grow Your Blog Audience – (Scott Bourne) If you're attempting to become (or already are) a professional photographer, in my opinion you need a blog. But not just any blog will do. Your blog needs to be an extension of you. It needs to show off your work for sure, but it also needs to show off your personality. http://www.skipcohenuniversity.com/1/post/2013/04/five-ways-to-grow-your-blog-audience.html




PINTEREST. How To Reach New Clients Adrienne Erin is an amateur photographer/designer and freelance writer social media marketer. She has found that Pinterest is a fantastic social space to market a photo business, given the visual nature of the platform. She has shared 5 simple steps at how to get started on Pinterest. Source; http://fstoppers.com/how-to-reach-new-clients-through-pinterest?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fstoppersfeed+%28fstoppers%29

23 Apr, 2013 | Posted by: bswenson





BOOST YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA Ten tips for success with Facebook and Pinterest – Georgia McCabe http://blog.hhcolorlab.com/guest-post/10-tips-to-boost-your-social-media-success-with-facebook-and-pinterest


16 Apr, 2013 | Posted by: sellmyphotos





What You Should Know About Social Media & Protecting Your Copyrights – Lauren Margolis: “These days, social media is too often regarded as a sure win, when the truth is there’s a lot to take into consideration before accepting the risks of participating. We interviewed Chris Reese to learn more about what photographers should know about social media and protecting their copyrights.” http://blog.photoshelter.com/2013/04/what-you-should-know-about-social-media-protecting-your-copyrights/



SUPER SHAREABLE -- Publishers Are In Love With Thinglink, The New Photo Platform - Mike Shields: “One company is looking to exploit the love of pictures with a product that both editors and advertisers can use to make digital images super shareable. "If you communicate through an image, people engage with it—we know that because of Facebook," said Neil Vineberg, CMO of the two-year-old startup ThingLink. "And if you put content inside an image, the engagements go crazy." Vineberg observed that images embedded with videos, annotations or links see click through rates of as much as 50 percent.
http://www.adweek.com/news/technology/publishers-are-love-new-photo-platform-148129

26 Mar, 2013 | Posted by: st






TWITTER, PODCASTING AND BLOGGING Tips for PhotographersScott Bourne: “Here are some tips I've found useful as I use these communications technologies to spread the word about my work. These tips have all worked for me. I don't offer them as a set of rules or even guidelines.” http://www.skipcohenuniversity.com/1/post/





WISH YOU WERE HERE? Laura Stampler: FROM ABU DHABI TO ICELAND: 20 Incredible Places Brands Paid To Send Instagrammers to exotic places.
Laura Stampler: “Big Brands have started tapping into talented, popular, Instagram photographers to help promote their public image to a young, creative audience.
Instagrammers, who shoot both professionally and as a hobby, have been sent to some of the most exotic locations and events around the world — all on the companies' dime.
Volvo has flown influential Instagram users to Abu Dhabi for an ocean race; Burberry tapped people to go to London for fashion week. SOURCE: http://www.businessinsider.com/20-incredible-places-brands-sent-instagrammers-2013-3?op=1#ixzz2OfmXPeXP
http://www.businessinsider.com/20-incredible-places-brands-sent-instagrammers-2013-3
PHOTO: Cole Rise
via: Joe Stanski
TAKEAWAY: Another reminder that exposing your photography to the public viewing audience has more of a benefit than hiding it behind password databases and watermarks.