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The photo even reached actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens who decided to share it on her social media pages, but unfortunately the famous artist didn’t bother crediting Michael.
Angry comments from Instagram followers led to a simple hasthag being added, but the star still hasn’t credited the talented photographer on Facebook or Tumblr.
Will you chime in and help teach the star that copyright matters?
Vogue magazine caused quite a bit of rage among photographers, along with copious amounts of ridicule, when it recently published a list of 10 wedding “rules” to which it recommends brides-to-be say “I don’t”.
The reason for this was the magazine’s statement that couples shouldn’t hire professional wedding photographers, and should rather rely on the guests’ smartphones and disposable cameras.
These next photos, taken by wedding photographer John Warren and a guest, are the perfect answer to Vogue’s nonsense. As the saying goes, a picture’s worth a thousand words.
Social media can be a great tool to promote yourself as an artist and get your work out there.
However, Facebook is a notorious time-waster and too many people sit tight by their screen after posting something on Instagram or whatever and wait to see how many ‘likes’ and comments they receive.
Two things are certain when it comes to people who run super popular accounts on social media. The first is that they don’t waste time waiting for the social love to come their way, and the second is that they have push notifications turned off on their phones.
How do I know this? Because of this next video, where an Instagram user with 8 million followers turned on his notifications and his iPhone looked like it was having a seizure.
Announcing it is 2016 and that it’s time weddings change, Vogue released a list of 10 wedding “rules” to break.
Among the things that Vogue claims will “detract” from the “raw, essential celebration of true love” are rings, the first dance and professional wedding photographers.
Instead, the magazine recommends couples rely on their guests’ Facebook and Instagram photos, or give them disposable cameras.
Creating posts for later posting in Instagram is a drag. Right now the options are pretty limited. You can use an app like Grum (which violates Instagram’s Terms Of Service, not a good idea). Or maybe, you can create yourself a reminder to post something and post it manually later. None of those options is very enticing.
Photographer Eric Pare shared a quick and (extremely) dirty tip on how to prepare Instagram posts and publish them later. It is still a bit manual and definitely not elegant, but it works.
A new feature coming that is currently testing in Australia (for android) is called “Photo Magic”. Here is the magic: The Facebook Messenger App will scan your camera roll and will apply a facial recognition software on them. If they find a match they will remind you to send the photo to your friends via the messenger app.
You know how people photograph their happy moments and rush to post the photos on Facebook and other social media trying to make the world think their life is all peachy? Well here’s one person who made a living doing it; and why she stopped.
Essena O’Neill is a 19-year-old from Australia who used to spend a considerable amount of her time showing off her perfect life on various social media platforms.
With over one million fans, followers and subscribers Essena reached a point where she was able to support herself through sponsorships and was receiving modeling offers from some of the largest agencies out there.
Even though she says she had everything she ever wanted, yesterday she posted a video (without even putting on makeup) explaining why she has decided to quit all social media.
While some accounts will be shut down completely, she decided to leave her Instagram account active but edited the captions to reflect the truth behind those “perfect” moments.
Social media platforms seem to change their image sizes pretty much every time you login. And every time that happens, photographers everywhere have to scour the internet searching for the new sizes. You just know that facebook is going to CRASH your photo if you don’t feed it the exact right size.
Well, here’s some good news: Mainstreethost blog already did the leg work for you.
Let me ask you a simple question: Does your investment in social media generate business income?
For most of the creative professionals I ask, the answer is either: “No, not really” or “I don’t know.”
The more I invest in social media, the more I get the feeling that this social media thing is just one big giant fraud – an elaborate ruse designed to do nothing more than monopolize time and energy chasing after likes and followers.
If you listen to the social media gurus, they’ll tell you straight up – your business MUST be on social media. You MUST engage your followers – the more active you are, the more likes and followers you can acquire…ergo the bigger audience you have the more crap you can sell them.
It gets even worse (as if investing your time isn’t already enough, they want your money too) – they’ll also tell you that you need a hook. You have to offer free products, discounts, contests, pay for ads – anything to drive interest and get more likes and secure more followers.
Who exactly benefits from all of this? The social networks sure do. The social media gurus do to.
But what about your business? How much are those thousands of likes and legions of followers really worth to your business in real world $$$?
Because here’s the thing – I’ve got a sneaking suspicion that the return on investment for social media is ridiculously small – or in other words, social media is probably not worth the time and effort you put into it.