Why Your Instagram Isnt Growing

First off its not you, its Instagram. It comes down to a few very simple things that can be summed up in three words and two reasons: chronological order and saturation. There are so many people on Instagram, and the organic, chronological order news feed is sadly a thing of the past. These two things […]

Social Media Influencer Woes

I had read this story about a social media influencer who posted professional photos of her accident on Instagram along with what appeared to be a product placement. I thought it unbelievable until… it happened to me.

Algorithms Replaced Gatekeepers and Lowered the Bar on Quality

The rise of social media has had a massive impact on the art we see, consume, and interact with on a daily basis. Some of that impact was positive, some negative, but one of the most radical changes has also been one of the most detrimental: the demise of the gatekeepers. Gatekeepers were the tastemakers […]

How to Grow Your Instagram in 2019

How do I grow my Instagram? it’s a question I get asked often… too often. So Im writing this article for my own selfish benefit. Rather than spend time repetitively composing a response, from now on, I can just link here when the next person asks me how they can grow their Instagram. And […]

Popular #GatesofHeaven Instagram Spot is a Faked Photo Op with a Mirror

It should come as no surprise that everything on Instagram is not as it seems. And yet, the revelation that the famed #GatesofHeaven photo op in Bali, Indonesia is a fake photo op that will cost you one or two bucks has surprised many as the news rippled across the Internet this week. The instantly […]

Instagram is Designed to Make You Feel Bad, Madonna Says

Madonna has about 14 million followers on Instagram, so the American singer knows first-hand how powerful the photo-sharing social network is for “influencing. ” But now she’s speaking out against Instagram and the darker side of using it.

Instagram: No, Were Not Hiding Your Photos from Your Followers

There has been a viral “chain letter” type of post that has been spreading on Instagram that warns users of the social network limiting post reach. Instagram has officially responded by saying that it does not do anything to prevent posts from showing up to all your followers. Over the past few months, Instagram users […]

Facebook is Now Fact-Checking Photos

Facebook is making it a priority these days to fight misinformation being spread on its social network, and the company has just announced that it’s now fact-checking photos and videos being shared by users.

How to Grow an Organic Instagram Following as a Landscape Photog

If you are a landscape photographer trying to get your work out there, you have surely heard about that one big imaging platform called Instagram. So you made yourself a profile and started sharing all the gorgeous work that you worked hard for and suddenly you wonder: why is nobody liking my images and why […]

How to Start Crushing Your Instagram Game

If you use your Instagram account as a main online portfolio for your photography, it’s important to make sure you’re presenting your work and skills well. Here’s a 14-minute video in which photographer Peter McKinnon shares tips for taking your Instagram to the next level.

The Paradox of Instagram

Without a doubt, Instagram is one of the most exciting social media platforms anywhere. It is now ranked the number two most active social media platform by number of users (just behind Facebook) with over 600 million participants.

Has Social Media Turned Photography Into a Contest With No Closing Date?

Being a photographer used to be pretty simple. You had a camera, you had a subject you liked photographing, and you used to go out with your camera and photograph the subject you liked. And apart from perhaps showing off the occasional print at the local camera club to a group of like-minded tragics, thats […]

Dont Let Social Media Ruin Your Photography

Im at a Starbucks in Hanoi. Typically its a peaceful location where I can write and think, but today its overrun with young people smoking cigarettes, occasionally smiling and laughing, but mostly consumed with their phones browsing Instagram and taking selfies to reload their feed with an annoyed older man in their background typing away. […]

cinnac is the Tinder of Photos: The App Lets You Crowd-Test Your Best Photos

cinnac is a new social network for photographers who want to filter out poor photos, ensuring that they only upload the best of the best, using means-tested ratings from a community. The app allows you to upload sets of 20 photos at a time, in what is dubbed a “mini blog,” allowing other users to […]