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« on: December 19, 2019, 15:37 »
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MicrostockGroup is great and I've followed it for years even though I no longer shoot microstock.  People here can pretty much say what they want, unlike the captive forums of the microstocks and PODs.

For general photography discussions, the DPReview forum seems most active. 

Then there's FredMiranda, Lumininous-landscape, and a lot of others that don't seem very active anymore.  I recently did a search and found on most forums, current activity was a trickle.  Some were ghost towns.

Does anyone here know of a good and currently active photography forum, besides DPReview?



rinderart

« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2019, 01:46 »
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Search for Photography Forums. I found some Much, Much Older than SS and Microstock. Hell, Im doing forums since this was Usenet and before. Some were all Out war....LOL Quite fun Back then.

« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2019, 22:29 »
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My favourite is https://www.cambridgeincolour.com/forums/

Digital Photography School used to have the best forum, but it looks like they have shut it down to focus on being a pay for tutorials site.

« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2019, 17:03 »
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Here is an active forum specialized in macro photography:

https://www.photomacrography.net/forum/

« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2019, 02:38 »
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Not really a forum: https://fstoppers.com

If you want to improve your photography skills, avoid photography forums

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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2019, 07:18 »
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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2019, 20:09 »
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FStoppers, CambridgeInColor, I know about.  CIC was always a good source of info.  There's some activity on those forums, but not what I'd call a lot.

What I'd really like to find is a place where photographers talk about the challenges of selling 'art' photography; topics like SEO, online marketing, PODs, maybe even selling 'live' at shows.   There are tons of sites that supposedly teach you about SEO but many are old and out of date, and they're all trying to sell you something.

The logical place for this would be the forum at FineArtAmerica, where most prints are sold.  But their forum is tightly controlled by a moderator who won't allow any criticism of FAA or discussion of competitors.

Yes I know it's tough and the social media channels that used to sort-of work really don't anymore. It's still possible to get your work turning up in Google searches.  And I'd really, really like to see a new POD get started that does things better than FineArtAmerica.
   
MicrostockGroup is great but many of us have basically given up on microstock and are looking for other ways to sell photos. 
« Last Edit: December 31, 2019, 20:14 by stockastic »

« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2020, 05:45 »
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Also you can find many interesting groups on Facebook, some more generic, and some more specific to different subjects (landscape, portrait, birds, etc.)

georgep7

« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2020, 06:13 »
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Also you can find many interesting groups on Facebook, some more generic, and some more specific to different subjects (landscape, portrait, birds, etc.)

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plus some stock dedicated, plus a couple with (non-direct) client requests (mostly aerials).

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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2020, 16:25 »
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MicrostockGroup is great but many of us have basically given up on microstock and are looking for other ways to sell photos.


Especially people who dropped Shutterstock, the top earning site, that would mean, moving on to something else for sure.  ;D

As mentioned: http://takingstock.proboards.com/ has the potential for the questions you asked, if more people would join and participate, ask questions and contribute. And in case you wanted someplace where some of the foolishness is discouraged: forum handles must be either your Full Name or Trading Name

« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2020, 17:26 »
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MicrostockGroup is great but many of us have basically given up on microstock and are looking for other ways to sell photos.


As mentioned: http://takingstock.proboards.com/ has the potential for the questions you asked, if more people would join and participate, ask questions and contribute./i]


I just looked at takingstock, or tried to: you can't even view the forum without applying for an account, which requires a portfolio  link, which I don't have because I no longer sell stock.  Gee guys.


 

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