Social Media 3/18/2013
No man is an island. The saying is very true. If you want to show people your work nowadays you have to get out there on any social media site you can and shamelessly self promote your work. Anything that pertains to your brand that you throw out there into the ether will stick somehow and drive traffic to your site, raise awareness of your brand, and would no doubt increase business in the long run.
Having a Facebook page is one thing, but combining that with a Twitter account, Pinterest account, or even Vine, would set you apart from most of your competition. Photography is a large niche business and if you are on a coastal city like NYC or LA you are scraping tooth and nail to get noticed. BUT, if you are in another part of the country where competition is not really around then you can use varying forms of social media to bring your work to the forefront of your area as well as being renown in another area that your home town.
It’s important to Tweet and post relative items that have to do with your brand and it also does not hurt to interact with clients, other photographers, or anyone in the industry. You never know WHO you may meet!
After lots of thought I have recently left my day job. I was sitting at a desk for years and up and decided that I am going to go for it. I am going to dedicate my life to art, photography, writing, and just being a person instead of a cog in a system where I was a fifth wheel. After a couple of days that freedom in starting to sink in. Expect some major changes to the site in the weeks to come, expect more blogs, product reviews, and shoot stories. Thank you all and I hope to shoot you at least once if you are in NYC!