Photography Communities — Where to Share Your Photos
We’ve all got them. That perfect shot hidden away on our hard drive or waiting in a negative sleeve.
But, with 80 bajillion photo sharing sites out there the question of where to share our masterpieces is not always an easy answer.
Getting your photos in the right place means getting your photos seen, so Photojojo has come up with a foolproof guide to help you figure out:
A) What type of photographer are you?
B) Where should you share your stuff?
Sound simple? It is!
You can finally give ImageHive the heave ho and find the sharing service that’s right for you.
The Globetrotting Travel Snapper
Instagram: This photo-sharing app incorporates a neat map showing all your geotagged photos and makes it easy to share your travels across all your favorite social media sites at once.
Postagram: This app revolutionized the postcard. Simply take a pic on your phone, write a message, and hit send. The Italian postal system could learn a thing or two from these guys.
EyeEm: A photo-sharing app that lets you view cities based on location-specific albums and tags. With a wide international audience, it’s a fun one to explore.
Their Cameras:Waterproof compacts, mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras, dinged up DSLRs
The Fashionista Portrait Popper
Where They Share:
Pinterest: A place to share and keep track of your best fashion photos. A digital dream board that serves fashion-fans as a well of inspiration.
Pose: Similar in design to Pinterest but much more fashion centered. Pose offers some fantastic features like the ability to tag items of clothing when you post!
Lookbook: The fashion-inclined share not only their best daily ensembles, but their best shots, too.
Their Cameras: Holgas, Polaroids, 85mm lenses
Famous Portrait Photogs: Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz, Steven Klein
The Light Bending Experimenter
DeviantArt: While not a solely photography based site DeviantArt showcases some fantastic abstract and digital art that overlaps with photography.
Their Cameras: Anything that will take a photo! From paper pinhole cameras, to giant walk-in camera rigs, to glitchy phone cameras and Rebels
The Foodie Chronicler
Where They Share:
Instagram: To the foodie photog Instagram is like brushing your teeth, something you do everyday at least 2-3 times.
Foodspotting: This foodcentric photo app makes it easy to tag food types and find other users’ yummy stuff.
Their Cameras: Their phone, DSLR or anything that will shoot macro
The Family Memory Machine
Where They Share:
Facebook: The popularity of Facebook, it’s simple design, and the ability to simply tag family members makes Facebook the social network of choice when it comes to family photo sharing.
Shutterfly: This popular print making service makes it easy to create photo books, stationery, and calendars from your own shots. It even has an app so you can use photos from your iPhone!
Their Cameras: Point-and-shoots, DSLRs, iPads, and zooming cameras for capturing various sporting events
Famous Family Photogs: Sally Mann, Jock Sturges, and Dorothea Lange
The Landscape Lover
500px: Contributions from amazing landscape photographers from all around the world help to make 500px the gold standard of social photo sites. If you are interested in selling prints, this may be a good place to start.
Their Cameras: Million mega pixel DSLRs, medium format film holdouts
Famous Landscape Photogs: Ansel Adams, Charles O’Rear, Galen Rowell
The Analogue Enthusiast
Flickr: There are tons of film photography groups on Flickr including this aptly titled group: I Shoot Film, which has a pool of over 2 million film shots. Whew, thats over 50 miles of film!
Meetup: This website is great for finding passionate people with similar interests and has loads of groups that are tailored towards film fanatics. (Ahem, photo walks!)
Their Cameras: Nikon F3s, Bronica S2s, Canon A-1s
Famous Film Photogs: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, William Eggleston, Robert Doisneau, pretty much any photographer before 1999
The DIY Photo Crafter
Instructables: This is where the mad scientists and fearless explorers of the photo world come to hand out their crafty camera hacks.
The Micro Macro Marvel
Small World: For thirty six years, Nikon’s Small World competition has been showing the world that the microscope can be just as effective as a paint brush for showcasing life’s natural beauty.
Their Cameras: Even your phone takes pretty sweet macro shots these days, but pros and enthusiasts shoot DSLRs with specialized lens so they feel special