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« on: March 17, 2018, 22:26 »
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Hello All,

I was reading an older topic posted under: "   Topic: Instagram good or not for your photography ?  (Read 2417 times) " from March of 2016.  It was interesting but that was two years ago which is centuries ago in the digital world.  I was wondering how useful Instagram, Facebook, etc... are today for stock shooters?  I think they're still very useful for most non-stock shooters, such as wedding photographers, who are using their photos (from previous assignments) on social media to promote future clients/work, but how helpful are they for selling photos that are with stock agencies?  I know some people still knock Instagram because they say that photos can be downloaded without your permission but that can happen from your website and maybe even stock agencies themselves, especially if they just want low res images for their smartphone, so I'm not really worried about that.  What I would like to know is how does it help sales on the stock agencies I'm with?  How do I benefit?  Thanks.


JaenStock

  • Bad images can sell.
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2018, 03:03 »
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I think social netwoking like face or instagram only work for meet young models. Without this is a waste of time and only an "ego expo"

« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2018, 03:51 »
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Instagram is good for viewing an endless stream of exceptional photos if you follow the right people. For that reason I find it useful, it's inspirational

« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2018, 04:15 »
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Useful for what?

Useful for getting people to buy generic stock photos? Not very useful.

Useful for showcasing your artistic work, because you love photography and want to show your images? Extremely useful.

Useful for becoming a serious name in photography? Yes.

« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2018, 05:21 »
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Still useful?

Not that you cannot see good photos, but they are lost among trash and spam, so it is a waste of time for me.
From the "artistic" point of view I would prefer to see growing a platform like ello.co (not .com)
« Last Edit: March 18, 2018, 05:25 by Chichikov »

« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2018, 14:29 »
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I have 27,000 followers (real one not bought one), travel photos, but I lost interest ... I go no longer since at least December 31 last. I put links to my youtube videos, my adobe stock account, discount with Booking ... result? nothing ... A big waste of time.

Account for sale!!!  ;D

« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2018, 15:10 »
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If you a looking for agency work it is the place to be. A very successful advertising photographer was just telling me that most of his new clients come from Instagram.

« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2018, 18:13 »
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So Basically, it doesn't really help stock photographers sell their images.

« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2018, 19:00 »
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So Basically, it doesn't really help stock photographers sell their images.
on the other hand i ve read in the fine art america forums that some people had sales couse they advertised their work in instagram.so its not a total waste of time.

ShadySue

« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2018, 19:27 »
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So Basically, it doesn't really help stock photographers sell their images.
on the other hand i ve read in the fine art america forums that some people had sales couse they advertised their work in instagram.so its not a total waste of time.
Yeah, makes sense there, but not for stock.

« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2018, 02:00 »
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So Basically, it doesn't really help stock photographers sell their images.

Exactly. People don't generally go to Instagram to find pictures of smiling amateur models in suits gathered around a computer screen, pointing at a fake graph.  ;)

They go there to enjoy beautiful images. But as was pointed out, offering big prints of epic landscapes if you have a lot of followers could bring in some sales.

« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2018, 00:25 »
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Yeah, I think if I use Instagram I'll go the way lostintimeline described it - for sales on Fine Art America. 


 

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