We have recently reported that you can no longer rely on Facebook for marketing your photography business. With the upcoming changes to the News Feed, it appears Facebook is just about to make it even harder.
Okay, I think the selfie-craze has gone too far. The doctors at Clinical Center in Niš, Serbia have recently shocked the public with a set of selfies taken in the middle of a surgery. They proudly posted the photos on their Instagram accounts and caused a massive public outrage on social networks.
Well, this is awkward. Canon has recently posted an image on a few of their social media accounts. The first thing to notice is that they didn’t give credits to the photographer in either of the posts. But guys from FStoppers discovered more. First, the image is a composite. And second, one of the photos used for it was actually shot on a Fujifilm X-T1.
In November 2017, an SJCAM HD 1080P action camera washed up on the shores of Süderoog, a tiny island off the coast of Germany. A man picked it up and after a long online search, the camera was reunited with the owner.
What makes this story especially interesting is that the camera filmed its own disappearance. It was wrapped in a waterproof housing, which meant that the memory card was still intact when the camera was stranded on the shore at Süderoog. The photos and videos show that it belonged to a young boy who lost it while he was exploring a beach. And apparently, his camera crossed 350 miles to find its way to Germany.
As often happens around this time of year, Make a Website Hub have released their guidelines and cheat sheet for the image sizes we should be using on social media. Here, we’re going to go over the two that are most relevant to photographers. Facebook and Instagram. If you want to know the others, be sure to download their cheatsheet PDF.
Instagram has become one of the major platforms for photographers to share their work. So naturally, you want to build your audience there and get many people to see your work. If you don’t want to buy fake followers from a vending machine, photographer Chris Hau shares some tips for building your audience and growing your business organically.
Instagram Stories has been wildly popular since it launched a little over a year ago. It’s developed since then into a fantastic tool for Instagrammers to get more involved with their community. YouTube seems to have taken note of this, and are currently testing out “Reels”, according to their Creator Blog. It’s their take on this popular feature.
There are a number of differences between Reels and the way existing Stories-style features work. For a start, the clips don’t get automatically deleted. You can also create multiple reels to separate content by topic, event, or whatever you like.
Instagram is currently testing a few new options which will improve the app. But among all of them, one is particularly interesting and it could prevent all those misunderstandings when people share someone else’s photos. In one of its future updates, Instagram will include the native Regram feature, which will let you repost other user’s photos directly through the app.
Keeping photos off social networks by sending them to a social network? Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Well, as crazy as it may sound, this is an attempt from Facebook and an Australian government agency to prevent sharing sensitive images without the subject’s permission. The goal is to take action before the nude images are posted online instead of taking them down after they’re already published. All you need to do is send nudes via Facebook… to yourself.