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Awesome Tetris Challenge Shows First Responders and Military Forces Posing with Gears around the World

Awesome Tetris Challenge Shows First Responders and Military Forces Posing with Gears around the World

A new photography challenge has spread across the internet over the past month. This Tetris challenge consists of taking pictures from above of first responders and military vehicles. Here are some of the best shots.

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Security Expert Warns Against Making V-Sign in Photos, Claims Fingerprints Can Be Lifted From Social Media Pictures

Security Expert Warns Against Making V-Sign in Photos, Claims Fingerprints Can Be Lifted From Social Media Pictures

Displaying a “peace” V-sign when having a picture taken has become a staple pose for many in recent years. However, a new Chinese cybersecurity expert is warning that advances in camera phone technologies could mean the public is uploading photos to social media in high enough quality for it to be possible to “extract enough detail to make a perfect copy.”

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Do You Follow Trends or Strive for Originality?

Do You Follow Trends or Strive for Originality?

More than ever, people are trying their hand at photography and with it comes a lot of photos meant to emulate the work of others. Do you strive for originality?

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Maximizing Social Media Without Doing Anything New

Maximizing Social Media Without Doing Anything New

Posting on social media can be tough. Sometimes it feels like there’s nothing new to share at all. Maybe the problem is you’re not using all the opportunities out there. You might be missing some ways to squeeze more juice out of the content orange.

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The Decline of Instagram: Should Photographers Start Using Other Platforms?

The Decline of Instagram: Should Photographers Start Using Other Platforms?

One of the things that I’ve noticed over the last year on Instagram is just how little of an effect most of my efforts make. A few years ago, we were quite literally receiving thousands of likes and hundreds of new followers daily. Today, I’m lucky if I get anywhere near a hundred likes on new posts, and my follower count remains pretty stagnant.

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Ever Wanted to Start a Photography Youtube Channel?

Ever Wanted to Start a Photography Youtube Channel?

If you have ever wanted to start a YouTube channel, here is my experience of setting up a new channel and giving it a real go for 30 days.

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Understanding Engagement on Instagram With the Flyer Theory

Understanding Engagement on Instagram With the Flyer Theory

Instagram is a community, and you’re just working inside it. You need to understand that posting a photo with the right hashtags isn’t enough; it’s like putting a flyer on a board with thousands of other flyers. How can you stand out?

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Why You Should Build a Mobile Landing Page for Instagram Instead of Using Linktree

Why You Should Build a Mobile Landing Page for Instagram Instead of Using Linktree

If you are doing any business or marketing on Instagram, then at some point, you have been annoyed that you can only put one link on your profile. For a lot of users and most photographers, the ultimate goal is to drive traffic from Instagram to your website/portfolio.

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Animate Your Portraits Easily With This iOS App

Animate Your Portraits Easily With This iOS App

It’s no secret that producing still as well as motion gives any photographer an edge over his competition. As the years go by, creating animated content is getting increasingly more accessible. In this article, I review Flugo, an iOS app that turns any still portrait into an eye-catching motion shot.

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Rich People Pay Thousands Just to Be Featured on Instagram Account Showing How Rich They Are

Rich People Pay Thousands Just to Be Featured on Instagram Account Showing How Rich They Are

Rich people spending money on frivolous things is not exactly new, but this Instagram account seems to take it to a new level, allowing users to buy a post for at least $1,000 purely to show that they can afford to. The amount users chose to pay is even showcased on the accompanying website for bragging purposes.

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Your Guide to Finding Crazy Instagram Photography Hashtags

Your Guide to Finding Crazy Instagram Photography Hashtags

I have no idea where some of the trends are born from when it comes to hashtags, but with Instagram search and related hashtags feature, you can follow the breadcrumbs and grab a number of fresh tags you would never think of on your own.

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Organic Growth for Photographers on Social Media Is a Sham

Organic Growth for Photographers on Social Media Is a Sham

The days of growing a social media following by simply posting quality content regularly are gone. Without some kind of push to get ahead, you might as well enjoy the exercise on your hamster wheel.

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Influencer Tries to Justify Posting Professional Images of Her Motorcycle Accident, Which Include Suspected Product Placement

Influencer Tries to Justify Posting Professional Images of Her Motorcycle Accident, Which Include Suspected Product Placement

A “lifestyle blogger” is trying to explain her actions after facing a backlash online for having a photographer friend document her motorcycle accident. The images drew particular criticism for appearing to have product placement with bottles of branded water placed in shot.

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“‘I Have My Real-life Self and My Online-Self, Just Like Everybody Else’”: Liza Mandelup on Teenage Social Media Stars and Her Hulu-Premiering Doc, Jawline

“I’m telling you guys,” says 16-year-old Austyn Tester, sitting in a leather computer chair and speaking into his Macbook’s webcam. The otherwise bleak, wood-panelled room he sits in is completely taken over by soft lighting equipment; the camera pans from his perfectly coiffed hair down to his dirty socks and stained carpet. “If you’ve got a dream, you’ve got to chase it. Don’t let anyone’s opinions affect you.”  In director Liza Mandelup’s feature doc debut, Jawline, Austyn speaks to himself as much as he does to the gaggle of teen girls that are watching him live-stream his motivational speech. He […]

Why Instagram Should Hide Follower Counts and Why It Never Will

Why Instagram Should Hide Follower Counts and Why It Never Will

Instagram appears to be in the process of rolling out a surprising change to its platform: hiding the number of times that a post has been liked. While the internet giant claims that it’s making the change in to help us focus on the thing we love, the truth is different. If it really wants to improve things, it should go one step further and hide follower counts too. You can be sure, however, that it never will.

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The Case for Instagram and Why It Might Not Be the Bad Guy You Make It out to Be

The Case for Instagram and Why It Might Not Be the Bad Guy You Make It out to Be

Instagram is the fodder for many complaints straining from what many say are tactics to make money. My problem with these complaints is that they never speak to the business side. They only talk about why Instagram is at fault, but never why they might have had to make these decisions

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