Photography has become a central part of our lives. Thanks to the increased use of social media, we now share and interact with imagery more than ever. When it comes to sharing your photos, whether with friends and family or with a wider audience, there are many ways to share your best photos besides on your living room walls.
For those happy to share their photography with large, public audiences, social media and online platforms are the preferred choices, while the use of scrapbooks and photo albums now seems a thing of the past. If you’re an avid photographer looking for ways to see your photos, here are some great ways to share your photos with an audience.
Photo sharing sites
As the name suggests, photo-sharing sites have been designed to do exactly that. They are platforms where photographers (both professional and amateur) can share their best shots. No matter what style of photography you are into, as long as you follow the site’s guidelines, you can share your photos. Plus, your images will be seen by a wide audience of site users, but they can also be purchased through online downloads. This means you can even make some money from your photos. Making this a great stepping stone for beginning a side hustle or career!
Social media platforms
Since we first started using social media platforms, they quickly became a popular place to share your photos online. As time has progressed, social media has expanded, providing areas of platforms where photographers can share their very best shots. Not only are you able to share these with your followers and closest friends, but fellow photographers can also see them. It gives you the chance to interact with and share tips and advice.
Another great way to get your photos seen is to build your own online photography portfolio or gallery. You may have to do some research to find a site that works for you, but by adding your images to a portfolio, you will have created a resource that will act as the perfect accompaniment when you choose to pitch to photography clients and publishers.
Create a photography blog
Alternatively, if you enjoy sharing your photos but prefer to have greater control over your assets, creating your own photography blog is the way forward. You will be able to share your images onto a site that belongs to you, but you will also be able to develop a community. One where you can share your thoughts, guidance, and advice about all things photography.
Top tip: to build a successful photography blog, try to pick the topic you like most. For example, travel photography or wildlife photography. This will allow you to establish an audience or market for your content.
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