Social Media for Photographers –
Improve your Social Media Photography
With the world relying on social media now more than ever, there are so many opportunities for photographers to have their work seen. Originally this article listed only the 6 best social media platforms however I’ve been updating and shuffling them around regularly so now it’s grown to 8 social media platforms for photographers.
Marketing your own work has become a crucial element to success and ensuring your creative work is visible within the online community is one of the best ways to gain attention.
Rather than posting every photo you’ve ever taken, putting together a collection of your best work and sharing it with the world online is a modern way of curating your own gallery and hosting an exhibition of sorts. Only it’s free and everyone can attend. Hooray!
Social media photography has opened the door to a world of opportunity and for photographers, the visual realm of the online world is ideal for showcasing your images and you have complete control over what you publish.
The obvious starting points of Facebook and Instagram are one thing but you’ll also find a handful of apps and sites that are making big strides towards becoming hubs for creative professionals.
Now is the best time to get involved so you don’t miss the boat to be a social media photographer.
Check out my free guide on ‘How To Become A Professional Travel Photographer‘ for more detailed tips to develop your career.
Take a peek below at my suggestions for the 6 (now 8) best social platforms for photographers to showcase their work…I’ve used photos from my own profiles as examples but you’ll find a link in the titles to where you can create your own accounts.
Here we go…
Social Media for Photographers
BEHANCE – by Adobe
Show off your amazing work!
If you use Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Lightroom (click here to sign up for a trial account) to edit your images, I’d highly suggest signing up to Behance. It’s an online showcase of work created by photographers, illustrators, designers and artists and even if you don’t feel like sharing anything, it’s seriously inspiring!
The quality of work shared is crazy good and there’s a huge range from extremely artistic edits that almost leave the photography genre and become a fantasy scene, or simply stunning landscape images.
When creating a profile on Behance – by Adobe, you can select which areas of art you’re interested in most and it’ll automatically generate a feed of work to view. I opted for Photography and Fine Art and am wowed daily by new content.
Within Behance you can create ‘projects’ and put together collections of your work for people to view but there’s actually so much more than just a sharing element involved. Behance has a ‘Live’ area with educational videos about how to use the Adobe editing programs. It’s also has a careers section where creative jobs are listed so you never know if this could be the starting point of your career!
You’ll need an Adobe account to join Behance and if you’re hoping to work as a photographer it’s almost a necessity that you have access to the Adobe Creative Cloud, I wouldn’t be able to operate my business without it! Behance is VERY exciting and well worth exploring if you’re at a stage in your career where you have a clear portfolio and consistent style.
Social Media Photography – Create mini magazines!
*Steller has just relauched with a major refresh so it’s the PERFECT time to start posting and sharing visual stories there.
Have you always dreamt of having your photographs published? Steller is like creating your own mini magazine. The layouts are clean and modern, the process is super simple, its fun and the page designs work beautifully with images you can take straight from your phone’s image library. Piece together a story of a recent trip, a collection of your creative photos or a destination piece about your favourite places around the world…it’s your story, you can write about whatever you wish! Steller has an engaging community of creatives and your story can be shared in other collections throughout the app and Steller itself regularly features stories to it’s large audience which can be a big boost for your photography.
Work as a Social Media Photographer
If you have an Instagram account, pop your account name in the comments below so we can all have a peek! Instagram is the fastest growing social media platform around and for photographers it’s visually inspiring and encouraging. Having a space to share your work and engage with your followers is a great way to build confidence in your photography and compile a virtual gallery. Of course you’ve probably all seen the changes starting to occur with notifications/posts only appearing from those accounts you’ve personally turned them on for but we might have to just see how it goes…still a great platform in my eyes to engage with a community of photo lovers.
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Vero was originally on this list, and then it got a little unpopular so I removed it. But, guess what? It’s back! Photographers seem to be rushing back to join Vero and after reconnecting my account, I’m on board to see what the app can do this time round.
Back in 2018 it was hailed as the app that would replace Instagram, now, as we all get a little burnt out from sharing daily for minimal views, it appears a lot of photographers are giving Vero a second chance.
I’ve just published this article about Vero and why you could maybe give it a try – ‘What is Vero and Why Should You Care as a Photographer?‘
Social Media Photography – An alternate to Flickr
I’ve only recently signed up to YouPic but have been surprised at the interaction on the site. Having posted just 10 images they’ve already been viewed more than 360,000 times! Crazy right? The YouPic site is a little like Flickr and people can share images, comment or take part in themed contests. Once you create a profile you can also work towards various award levels and achievements! It will be interesting to see where this site goes so jump on now and see what you think!
Social Media Photography – A community of travel lovers!
Travel lovers unite on this site of mapped goodness. With accurate destinations you can post a photo and share the location with other users so when they visit it’s easy to find! The site is bright, very social and the app is nice and easy to use if you want to quickly upload images on the road.
Social Media Photography – For the planners + visually inspired
It’s a visual melting pot of anything and everything! Pinterest has been around for a while now but it’s ability to link through to your portfolio or website has recently captured my attention. Some photographers are reporting that over 50% of their online traffic comes from Pinterest alone. Now that’s reason enough to at least give it a try. Travel photography is one of the highest ranking topics on Pinterest so sharing your work here can generate great click through rates to your website/blog or social accounts. If you’re into compiling motivation boards, this is the place for you! It can get a little overwhelming so be sure to use the search function to narrow things down and find exactly what you’re looking for or which boards you’re posting to.
TIK TOK for Photographers
A new addition to this list, Tik Tok is rapidly growing as a social media platform to consider. While a lot of content focuses on dancing and music, you can get creative with Tik Tok and really release your personality! Pair your photographs with funky music, showcase a collection of images to the beat of a song. There are trending sounds you can use in an attempt to boost your post too.
From doing some research, showing your face on Tik Tok tends to work best. You can be out and about taking photos and capture a series of quick videos to piece together to music. You can chat to the camera and talk about your work, the inspiration, the location or mix it up and share both fun, dance videos and informative videos about your photography.
Posting on Tik Tok regularly, at least once per day, can benefit your account in the growth stages. Poke around and follow accounts that inspire you and see how they’re using the platform. Unlike Instagram in which feeds are perfectly colour coordinated and planned, on Tik Tok you can worry less about curated content.
Editing tips, before and afters, behind the scenes and ‘this is how I captured it’ videos work a treat!
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Social Media for Photographers: Additional Free Resources on The Wandering Lens –
Curating Your Work for Social Media
The 6 Best Apps for Travel Photographers
How to Stand Out as a Photographer Today
If you’re interested in becoming a professional travel photographer, don’t forget to have a read of my free guide to getting your career started – “How To Become A Professional Travel Photographer“.
Alternatively, you’ll find loads of photo tips for improving your photography in my “Photography Tips” archive.
Because all of the sites above are socially orientated and about sharing…comment with the links to your favourite social accounts in the comments below so we can all have a look and follow along!
Do you have a favourite social media platform?
Those keen to develop and learn quickly how to improve their photography, get creative and forge a career as a photographer, take a peke at my brand new eBook library. The following guides may be useful, ‘A Photographer’s Handbook to Creative Vision‘ and ‘SETTINGS: Your Guide to Camera Settings for Landscape Photography‘.
I’m also always looking for contributing photographers to share a unique photography adventure. If you’ve recently been on a trip and have a series of high quality images and a story, email firstname.lastname@example.org and pitch it to me!
If you’re into Pinterest…here is a photo to PIN!
Hello! I’m the founder and photographer behind The Wandering Lens.
With 17+yrs experience as a professional travel and landscape photographer, all advice found on this site is from my personal experience on the road. I hope it’s useful for your own travels and would love to hear in the comments about your trips and experiences around the world.
March 29, 2016 at 11:49 am
A very interesting article, thank you.
Have you looked at ‘http://jalbum.net’
I’ve used this site for several years, purely to showcase my ‘amateur’ photography. The company is based in Sweden and highly rated in Europe and is gaining many followers worldwide. There is a small annual charge or a one off payment to embed it into your own website. My local camera club (www.saltwoodcameraclub.org.uk/member_galleries.html) started using it in 2014 with very positive feedback.
June 24, 2017 at 6:27 am
Thanks for sharing James! Will have to check it out!
February 22, 2019 at 11:19 am
Awesome I hadn’t even heard of several of these! Thanks so much. I’ve been lucky enough to travel extensively through the amazing country of NZ and have been so unsure about what to do with my photos haha. If you’re interested, my IG is @closhen
April 9, 2020 at 10:25 pm
love the apps you have published. My Instagram Id-dualpixels… photographer from india
May 4, 2020 at 6:58 pm
Informational post :).. Please check out my pictures on insta @otaku.apurv, and I’ll be very glad if you give me some advice about how can I improve my current skills. 🙂
July 11, 2020 at 1:16 am
Checkout my Instagram @photonaturegens
March 19, 2021 at 11:59 am
This was a such a great post. Thank you so much for sharing all this information.
If you have a chance please check my instagram account
All the best,
March 29, 2016 at 1:54 pm
Wow, I can’t believe that (1.) I wasn’t following your amazing work on Instagram before and (2.) I haven’t heard of 4 of these 6 sites! Curious to try out Steller Stories.
My Instagram handle is @annualadventure and I’m looking forward to following your work even more!
April 3, 2016 at 5:09 pm
Hi Tim, thanks so much! I’m glad you’ve got some platforms to test out now, it’s definitely worth giving Steller Stories a go, if anything it’s also a great way to display your travel images as a story to share with family and friends!
January 14, 2021 at 8:19 am
Check my photos!
September 10, 2020 at 4:41 am
Sam - Journo and the Joker
March 30, 2016 at 1:52 am
I haven’t heard of most of these and will definitely check them out.
I’m on instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/samwalkerphotos/ but I only post photos taken from my iPhone. I struggle with making captivating iPhone images, especially in low light and I haven’t mastered how to get photos from my computer to instagram.
Thanks for sharing these other options. Steller Stories sounds very interesting.
April 3, 2016 at 5:08 pm
Hi Sam, love your photos of the monks! It’s definitely worth working out a way to get photos from your camera/computer on to Instagram to showcase your best work. I actually email photos to myself and then open them on my phone and take a screenshot, then I use this photo to upload to Instagram and use the app for any last minute adjustments 🙂
August 27, 2016 at 11:31 pm
I know this is a few months old now, but if you use Lightroom, there is a plugin to publish to Instragram that I just found via google search. Haven’t tried it yet but it looks pretty great, even adds a metadata field for hashtags! Great post by the way, never heard of most of them, and am going to check them out!
September 1, 2016 at 3:34 pm
Hi Roxie, thanks for mentioning this! It’s definitely a great tool especially with the ability to add the hashtags 🙂
Brooke Allison Smith
February 24, 2020 at 1:03 pm
Great information!!! Thank you!
April 2, 2016 at 2:49 pm
Really interesting post. Haven’t heard of most of these websites but will be sure to give them a look. Another great platform is vsco cam – http://www.vsco.co The app has some really good features. My Instagram handle is @alexdunmillphotos and my vco is alexdunmill.vsco.co
April 3, 2016 at 5:04 pm
Hi Alex, thanks for mentioning vsco! Also a great platform and there’s a lot of talented people on there 🙂
April 5, 2016 at 4:53 pm
I feel like Steller is so underappreciated! I’ve mentioned it to so many photography lovers, and they’ve surprisingly never heard to it. I’m equally guilty of under appreciating it though. 😉 I posted a few stories when it first started, but have never gotten back to it. It’s definitely a time commitment! I haven’t heard of a couple of these you mentioned in this post, I’ll look them up! And definitely sharing this one in my Pinterest “Photography Tips & Tutorials” board. 😉
April 5, 2016 at 5:36 pm
Absolutely agree, it’s such a great platform but takes a little more time than just posting one photo and a caption. The final result is so worth it though! I’ve just added a photo at the end of this post to pin 🙂 Thanks for sharing your links too!
April 5, 2016 at 4:55 pm
Oh and I’m on Instagram and Pinterest and Steller (although not as active there) @melindadiorio
July 9, 2016 at 11:06 pm
Fine art photography
August 23, 2016 at 10:29 pm
Wow thanks for the info! I am on Instagram as livinglifeloud3 I really enjoy focusing on underwater photography. I’m still an amateur and learning but I had an amazing teacher in John Penrod from the Penrod Hiawatha Company before he passed away at 86.
Quick tip, I’ve found that using Flickr is the best way to get my photos from my computer to my phone. I upload to my Flickr account, and the I download them onto my phone using the Flickr app. It’s better than a single email and it preserves the quality better than a screen shot. I’ve been looking for other social apps for photographers.
Thanks for the info!
September 1, 2016 at 3:36 pm
Great to hear you’re a fellow mermaid Amanda! Where do you spend most of your time in the water? Thanks for the Flickr tip, I’ve definitely noticed a difference in screen shots because I haven’t updated my iPhone in years so the quality isn’t amazing haha.
Sumit Kumar Pal
September 5, 2016 at 1:44 am
September 18, 2016 at 7:30 pm
beautiful collection of photos
October 4, 2016 at 11:26 am
Thanks Sunny, love your Instagram name 🙂
September 20, 2016 at 2:38 pm
What a great article! I haven’t heard of some of these sites, so now I have to check them out! My Instagram account is @kym_mcleod
October 4, 2016 at 11:33 am
Great to hear Kym, thanks for sharing your account, love your sunset of Nobbys Beach Lighthouse!
October 4, 2016 at 11:17 am
Great website. I’m on Instagram as paulmoreiraphotography and looking to sell my artwork. This site helped me look into other website to show my photographs to the world. Thank you.
October 4, 2016 at 11:35 am
Awesome Paul, it always helps to find the ones that suit your work and then put lots of effort into showcasing your best work. Good luck!
October 7, 2016 at 5:36 am
I’d appreciate it if you guys followed my photography account on instagram! @lydia_sphotos
it’s all original photography 🙂
October 13, 2016 at 8:43 am
Currently I’m living in South Korea I have surprised how many sites there for share our photography but unfortunately most of those apps are not work in South Korea
October 15, 2016 at 11:24 pm
Thanks for sharing this! I can see from your Instagram you love taking photos of flowers, they’re beautiful 🙂
October 16, 2016 at 8:42 pm
Thanks for the list. I’m a mobile photographer and would love for you to check out my Instagram @sarveshmathi, and share your opinion.
October 23, 2016 at 8:16 am
This article was extremely helpful. Definately going to check these out. I have an Instagram already (@Cjohnphotog) but am looking to branch off and get my name out more.
November 2, 2016 at 11:51 am
Thanks for sharing Chris! Good luck with your photography 🙂
November 5, 2016 at 8:01 am
Interesting that Facebook isn’t (any longer?) one of them, which might indicate how far it’s fallen. My Instagram account is @kenleephotography. Thanks for the tips!
November 6, 2016 at 2:41 pm
Thanks for sharing Ken! Personally I find Facebook to be less engaged than the other platforms…it differs for everyone though, some people manage to still make it work brilliantly 🙂
November 18, 2016 at 5:49 am
November 21, 2016 at 5:39 pm
Thanks for sharing Karly! Gorgeous black and white shots on your feed!
November 22, 2016 at 10:15 pm
My Instagram feed is still rather small, but I try my best to post more:
November 22, 2016 at 10:19 pm
Thanks for sharing Colin, great black and white shots 🙂
January 6, 2017 at 12:53 pm
Love your black and white concept! Thanks for sharing Colin 🙂
November 28, 2016 at 6:06 am
Check My Page Out!
January 6, 2017 at 12:53 pm
Great portfolio Chaz!
December 12, 2016 at 2:59 pm
Cool stuff. Thanks! : )
January 6, 2017 at 12:52 pm
December 21, 2016 at 12:59 am
Hello from North Carolina, USA. I just discovered your site this morning. Excellent! Looks like I’ve got some reading to do (and learning, always learning). A new ADVENTURE. How wonderfully exciting.
My photographic journey currently resides at attempting to inspire others (hopefully young folk who like photography but feel they can’t make good art in their limited sphere of life). I desire to prove otherwise. In other words, wonders exits all around each of us, right where we are!
Close your eyes and begin to “see” the art opportunities.
Come visit and hopefully follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/krinkled_leaves
Or stop in (please ya’ll) at my website: http://www.KrinkledLeaves.com
What fun we’re having!
January 6, 2017 at 12:55 pm
Thanks for sharing Andrew, sounds like a great journey to be on! Beautiful colours in your landscape work 🙂
January 4, 2017 at 2:33 am
Thanks for the information! My Instagram page is https://www.instagram.com/kwalkerphotography
January 6, 2017 at 12:52 pm
Great portrait work Kevin! Thanks for sharing!
January 5, 2017 at 2:40 pm
Nice round up!
January 6, 2017 at 12:56 pm
Thanks for sharing Stephen! Are you continuing your travels?
January 6, 2017 at 9:47 am
Great article! I’m curious what you think of 500px. I’m most excited to try out youpic. I have never heard of that before. Stellar is also a big favorite of mine. Thanks for sharing your list!
You can find me on IG on two accounts(one is for my puppy!):
@thesewilddays and @thewileyweim
Look forward to following you too!
January 6, 2017 at 12:58 pm
Thanks Bambi! Regarding 500.px, I’ve got an account but haven’t delved enough into it to really know what it’s capable of. I’ve seen some other photographers use it really well so there’s definitely a lot of potential there for getting exposure!
January 10, 2017 at 5:04 am
Excellent article. I haven’t heard of some of these, so it’s good to know what’s out there. I’ve been in travel photography for a long time, but only recently started in social media, concentrating on Instagram (@karpanphotojourneys)so far. What is your opinion on Google+?
January 12, 2017 at 3:18 am
Thanks for sharing Robin, your work is beautiful! Torres del Paine is one place I really want to visit, your shots are great! Personally I haven’t found Google+ to be helpful, but I think it’s a matter of spending time on it and working it out. I focus more on Instagram and Steller.
January 12, 2017 at 2:12 am
January 12, 2017 at 3:15 am
Thanks for sharing Nick!
January 12, 2017 at 3:17 am
Thanks for the article. I’m just getting started in photography. My instagram handle is @ajperger. All photos taken with iPhone.
January 12, 2017 at 3:20 am
Thanks for sharing Andrew! It looks like you enjoy focusing on the smaller details and macro photography? Great work!
January 24, 2017 at 11:09 am
Awesome thanks for the list! Gotta check out some of these! Check out my IG if you’re interested in Landscape/travel photography @ignitedit
January 25, 2017 at 4:13 am
Thanks for sharing Mark, beautiful work! Love your snowy shot of Yosemite!
January 29, 2017 at 10:52 pm
Thank you so much for this valuable infos you gave in ur article I will definetely try steller and youpic, sounds awesome to me. Have a look at
my instagram profile @catringuenther, landscape photography and more. My website http://www.catringuenther.com is currently under construction
February 2, 2017 at 11:43 pm
Lovely to hear Catrin! Thanks for sharing your profile details 🙂 Good luck with your photography!
February 8, 2017 at 1:25 pm
Man! thank you so much for the tips, I’m trying instagram, but I feel that it is a bit too over saturated, It’s difficult to stand out…
Also, having to crop the images to instagram sucks, but hey, it’s the most popular…
I feel so guilty of doing this lol, but my istagram is @araujo_caiio
Again, thank you for the article!
March 1, 2017 at 3:40 am
No guilt necessary, it’s great to see new work from photographers around the world! It is quite saturated on Instagram but it’s definitely worth having an account, then also spending some time developing your profile on other platforms and seeing what works best. Good luck 🙂
February 17, 2017 at 10:18 pm
Thanks for excellent info!
March 1, 2017 at 3:40 am
You’re welcome Luca!
February 24, 2017 at 9:09 pm
What a great article! I haven’t heard about quite a few from the list and I’m happy to try them. It’s been pleasure following you 🙂
March 1, 2017 at 3:42 am
Lovely to hear than Jan! So happy it’s useful 🙂
February 26, 2017 at 11:48 pm
I can’t tell you how much I appreciate everything about this article! I am definitely going to check out some of these sites — they look amazing. I’ve also gained a WHOLE BUNCH of new people to watch on Instagram! Thanks to everybody for posting their instagram handles. Mine is @foozma73 (It’s my personal account, so the photography isn’t nearly as striking as all of yours) if you want to check it out, I’d love it.
Thanks again! 🙂
March 1, 2017 at 4:03 am
Lovely to hear you’ve found some new people to follow on Instagram, it’s great to check out other talented people around the world! Thanks for sharing your account 🙂
March 5, 2017 at 7:10 am
Interesting and helpful!
I am an amateur photographer, slowly building my portfolio as I am still at Uni. I am however looking for more platforms for my photos as I am wanting to expand.
What does everyone else use? There are so many different platforms I feel a bit lost haha.
I’ll leave you guys my Facebook page: Leo Bush Photography and my instagram: LeoBushPhotography
feel free to have a look, and any feedback is much appreciated:)
March 6, 2017 at 4:20 am
Great to hear Leo! Your work looks great, especially the cycling shots, I had a peek at your Instagram…definitely have a look at Steller, it’s a really cool platform with a lot of creative potential.
March 22, 2017 at 2:41 am
Much appreciated! I’ll check it out,
Thanks a lot 🙂
March 25, 2017 at 12:19 am
June 20, 2020 at 5:49 pm
Instagram clarksonshelley. New to photography but I’m in love and desperate to learn how to go further!
March 6, 2017 at 6:29 pm
Hi guys! Great post! I also have only recently discovered Steller! I love it, takes a bit of time to do a proper story there (because yes I’m a bit of a perfectionist) but would love to try out the rest on here. Obviously I’m on Instagram, feel free to follow @sarahiasat 🙂
March 8, 2017 at 1:38 am
Definitely with you on that Sara, there’s so many possibilities with Steller it takes a bit longer 🙂
Looks like you had a fab time in Venice recently on your Instagram!
Thanks for sharing x
April 13, 2017 at 1:32 am
Nice tips here just signed up with YouPic so we’ll see what happens! my Instagram is @madisonbeachphotos
April 13, 2017 at 6:06 am
Great to hear Maddie! Good luck with YouPic 🙂 Love your photos of life in the UK on Instagram!
April 23, 2017 at 10:34 am
This is great, thanks for the heads up on these different platforms! I currently just use Instagram for my photos, but also for some of the video work and audio based work, too. I find it a fresh way to promote my various content.
Come find me!
April 26, 2017 at 9:38 pm
Instagram is definitely a great to to showcase not just images but mixed media for sure! Especially with Instagram Stories too…have a look at Steller, it enables you to insert video into pages too and has a great community of creatives always looking for something new.
Love your shot of Burrow Hill by the way 🙂
April 23, 2017 at 9:38 pm
This article is so helpful, thanks so much. And as much as i do this for a hobby, who knows it could get bigger. A big thank you again!
p.s. my instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_three_little_birds_/
April 26, 2017 at 9:30 pm
So happy it was helpful Ann! I see you love taking photos of flowers, definitely a niche that could be developed into something more 🙂
April 26, 2017 at 9:10 pm
Great little post with a lot of insight into digital marketing and developing your brand! Would love to see more from you! Check us out on Instagram at” @JonoHoggPhotography or visit http://www.jonohoggphotography.com
April 26, 2017 at 9:18 pm
Great to hear Jono! What’s your favourite thing to shoot? I notice on your site you cover a few subjects 🙂
April 27, 2017 at 10:22 pm
Love this post. I’m only using instagram at the moment but would love to expand into other platforms so I’ll definitely check out all of them.
My instagram is https://www.instagram.com/mercedes.adventures/
April 28, 2017 at 1:50 am
Thanks for sharing Mercedes, it looks like you’ve had some great adventures in the snow lately! Good luck with the other platforms!
May 15, 2017 at 9:04 am
Love this post. I found it really useful
May 18, 2017 at 8:00 am
Thanks Matthew, great to hear! Good luck with your photography!
May 29, 2017 at 10:02 am
Hello im new photgraphy and ill appreciate feedback
June 24, 2017 at 6:29 am
Thanks for sharing Hussein, looks like you’ve mastered the long exposure with your cloud photo!
June 5, 2017 at 4:34 am
Thanks for the wonderful suggestions, I’m on most but am looking forward to trying youpic and diving into stellar more. I can’t find moodaway but it looks amazing (any ideas, I’m in the US) My instagram is @knl334 and am starting a family and event photography business with two other photogs at @ldlstudio_ca . We all love meeting new photographers and traveling as often as possible.
June 24, 2017 at 6:30 am
Great to hear Kristin! It always helps to work with other photographers in growing your business 🙂
June 9, 2017 at 1:39 pm
Hi Lisa! Thanks so much for this post, I am trying to get my name out there and this really helped a lot! If you could check out my Instagram and maybe leave some feedback on how to improve i would love that! My handle is @roamwithnads thanks so much!
June 30, 2017 at 2:26 pm
July 2, 2017 at 4:58 pm
great… and thanks for sharing! feel free to have look at my insta: https://www.instagram.com/jorgsundermann/
July 15, 2017 at 5:11 pm
Thank you so much, this article is exactly what I was looking for! I have just started my journey as a photographer and am still learning, I would love for you to check out my Instagram!
I will spend the next few days going through your website, so much to learn, thank you!
July 26, 2017 at 1:18 am
Hey lovely people,
if you are interested in some travel photography and inspirations,
check out my instagram account: manoel_st
I hope you enjoy it 🙂
August 8, 2017 at 3:47 am
It’s amazing to see a renewed interest in photography now that social media is such a huge presence in our live. we want to capture and share every moment. Great work.
October 15, 2017 at 10:11 am
Great work! If you’re ever in Seattle, I would love to do a shoot:)
November 16, 2017 at 12:10 am
Awesome! Thanks, Lisa!
As I’m trying to stay away from social media and all the likes and tags that come with it, do you think that WordPress is a good option for sharing photos?
Have a lovely week,
December 3, 2017 at 3:57 pm
Absolutely! Having your own little part of the internet is a great way to share your photographs. This site is run via WordPress and it’s a great way to share your work however you wish and be able to control content and of course have a direct link to the images/articles.
December 6, 2017 at 5:31 am
I guess I need more persistence 🙂
Have a great December full of travels and inspiring photo ideas!
December 16, 2017 at 4:40 am
My husband and I have a joint instagram to showcase our work! We would love for you to take a look! We are just starting out and would love some feedback!! http://www.kansasgirl_missouriguy_photos.instagram.com
December 28, 2017 at 6:42 am
Thanks! Now I have a few sites to explore my Instagram is; Jiri Dubislav I do mostly macro photography of reptiles and amphibians
Lisa Michele Burns
January 4, 2018 at 8:30 am
Thanks for sharing Jiri! Best of luck with your photography!
January 8, 2018 at 4:03 pm
Great info! Thank you!
January 27, 2018 at 7:17 pm
Great article! I will have to check out some of these site. I’ve never heard of some of them. I just recently joined Instagram to share a daily photo of my travels. I had always done Facebook, but have been told it’s for old people. Ha ha! My Instagram is https://www.instagram.com/traveling_with_sarah/
February 13, 2018 at 9:40 am
I will check those websites.
February 25, 2018 at 8:40 pm
March 1, 2018 at 3:12 am
Check out my Instagram @keithreid__photography
March 8, 2018 at 3:10 am
love the article, im a beginner photographer and wanted to what the best apps/website are to show my photos, this was very helpful.
March 9, 2018 at 9:35 am
Awesome article! Great tips! Thank you for posting! Check out my instagram!
London professional photographer
March 21, 2018 at 8:32 pm
Good post. I’m facing many of these issues as well..
March 26, 2018 at 4:21 am
Great article offering much to think about! I love Instagram but struggle getting to know how best to use Pinterest. I will take a look at Trover, Vero Social and Steller Stories. Many thanks @wildbeastescapes.
Suhas B Mahesh
April 14, 2018 at 5:22 am
Check out INSTAGRAM PROFILE voyager 11 and please respond with your opinions
April 22, 2018 at 11:56 pm
Super interesting, was interested to find out hence I found you, had no idea the other platforms were out there! Thanks! Have a peep at my Instagram – @karl_mackie
April 28, 2018 at 12:18 am
The article is quite engaging. My instagram is @aalopakoda. Your feedback will be very appreciated.
May 4, 2018 at 11:04 pm
Awesome article, Thank you so much for sharing with us, so far I only use Instagram and Pinterest on this list and I havent really updated them or used them properly in a while. You have inspired me to do so! My instagram is – https://www.instagram.com/sunkissedstudio/
Lisa Michele Burns
May 4, 2018 at 11:11 pm
Great to hear Samantha, thanks for sharing your Instagram! You’ve got some beautiful scenery to work with in South Africa 🙂
May 7, 2018 at 5:19 pm
Check out my insta handle
May 18, 2018 at 11:35 pm
May 25, 2018 at 10:03 am
I cannot believe that I haven’t seen this earlier. Looking forward to your work! My instagram account is @photogram_girl_ ! Kisses
June 12, 2018 at 8:01 pm
Great info, thanks a lot for sharing with us. Within last few days I am finding some quality post or Aricle via online. At the last I got your site. best of luck.
June 14, 2018 at 8:13 am
June 17, 2018 at 7:47 pm
Hi Lisa, great article and very interesting job you are doing.
I’m on instagram as @lyssaelisa, mostly pics of my travels.
Looking forward to hear what you think 🙂
July 3, 2018 at 9:19 am
Good article. And will have a look at some of them. I am glad I came across it as after an overdose attempt last year photography has help change m life and is now a release for me. My insta account is @walknotts
July 22, 2018 at 1:21 pm
Just starting out hope you enjoy 🙂
July 26, 2018 at 2:01 am
Thanks for sharing it. What are some alternatives for LinkedIn?
July 30, 2018 at 7:43 am
Mein instagram ist @friedricheibl
August 1, 2018 at 1:39 am
Thanks for this. Hard to know which to choose to start with being new to both photography and the current landscape of social media. Would you point me in any particular direction given the small amount of content on my site?
Lisa Michele Burns
August 1, 2018 at 8:43 am
It’s usually best to focus your efforts on one of two to start with. My personal favourites are Instagram and Steller and if you’re just starting out, Steller can be a great one to trial because it’s filled with a community of creatives…I’m yet to see any spammers or ads on there 🙂
August 5, 2018 at 9:21 pm
I’ve been looking for a new photo social site to share my work and interactions. My Instagram and Flickr name is fotografdude. I also have an older Flickr site under the name of gizmocrazy. I would love to join a new group. Flickr has gone stale for me.
August 7, 2018 at 8:26 am
@kreativekage @jordan_kage @david_kagephotography
August 7, 2018 at 9:15 am
This is a very useful post, thank you! My Instagram photography page is baileylynndphotography if you would like to take a look
August 10, 2018 at 7:40 am
Some great information here. I will explore all the recommended sites to see what suit my purposes.
I’m on instagram under reggiefromtheheights
August 16, 2018 at 3:02 pm
My insta handle- @iam_shutterbug_
August 23, 2018 at 8:53 am
Definitely going to give a few of these a try.
My Instagram is davejb_photography. Check it out.
September 12, 2018 at 7:36 pm
My instagram account
September 13, 2018 at 11:45 am
Hi everyone, im on instagram as @tgphotolife https://www.instagram.com/tgphotolife/ and would love it if you would make a little visit 🙂
Oh, thanks for sharing the article 🙂
September 17, 2018 at 4:40 pm
Thank you so much for the resources!! I really appreciate you taking the time to write this article. My Instagram account is @Edgar.cancel. Feel free to contact me I have a lot of projects which I am currently working on regarding social media and would love to hear your opinion and learn more from your experience. Again thank you so much and have a wonderful day!!!
September 25, 2018 at 10:09 pm
Very nice article, please check my Instagram account @nizopix
Also my newly launched website.
September 27, 2018 at 1:11 am
Thank you for your insight and information. I’m looking forward to checking a few of these sites out along with your work. I’m on Instagram as @RuralLivingPhotography
October 5, 2018 at 7:53 am
November 5, 2018 at 5:31 am
Please check and follow my Instagram account
November 12, 2018 at 12:55 pm
Instagram account – @daz.walton
November 19, 2018 at 2:23 am
November 28, 2018 at 4:53 am
THanks for sharing
my IG name is shot_by_paragon
still learning though
December 6, 2018 at 7:28 am
Comments, tips, critiques welcome.. IG: @360na_ke_d.i
December 12, 2018 at 3:46 pm
Hi I am a beginner travel photographer based in india. I am a starter at photography and your pics are cool and inspiring
December 16, 2018 at 8:11 pm
Thank you so much for sharing these.
My dad loves photography and he’s been at it for years but he never showed his photos to anyone. He’s not social media savvy but I wanted him to share his creations so I made him an Instagram account – @vmiku_photography .
It’d make his day if someone checked out his work, with a critical or just passing eye. He mostly does city and landscape photography.
Thank you very much, again!
December 20, 2018 at 2:10 am
Hi, I’m Gail and have been travelling on and off for the past two years and posting one photo daily on Instagram – @gailmacindoe . Initially the photos were taken on my phone then on an old Lumix G5. Looking forward to buying Fujifilm X T20 in the new year. Recently I have found my passion, which is street photography. Wishing you all a great Christmas and New Year.
December 20, 2018 at 10:51 am
My photography Instagram page is: alesiasmemories
Thank you so much for these tips and I hope you like my work! Please let me know what you think!
February 4, 2019 at 5:17 am
I would appreciate it if you would check out my IG and let me know what you think. chris_knox_photography or on Twitter @ChrisKnox413
February 15, 2019 at 7:32 pm
Thank you so much for the info… I’m an amateur mobile photographer and my instagram page is @unleash_the_creativity_as… I hope you like my work..
February 15, 2019 at 9:05 pm
Great article! I am a photographer after reading the blog used several social media platforms. I think these are very apps. keep sharing such a wonderful Information on the blog….
March 15, 2019 at 7:03 am
Great work and informative post. I would like to share my instagram account:
Karin Lisa Atkinson
March 17, 2019 at 4:57 am
Like many of the G+ photographers and writers who loved that space, I contributed as much as I could as a Creator to the photography communities and in my personal profile postings. I enjoyed over 150 million views with around quarter of million followers. Many who live in conflict zones, and challenging situations, who shared with me that they found my art-work generated peace-making inspirations in their lives.
Google did direct a lot of traffic to both my writing and photography portals via linking the google blogspot portal with google’s G+ portal. Now I am searching for a new social media home. I recently joined FB and Instagram, as a stop-gap.
I have many friends and family on those two platforms, who never used G+ … so they are now enjoying a larger view of my body of photography and writing art-works. But I can’t say that the FB and IG Creator’s spaces provide me the tools to simply elegantly post both my photography and writing together.
And so, I found your website doing due diligence in search of other platform(s) to now invest my time as a Creator creating and sharing peacemaking.
I am looking for someplace that won’t go away after I have invested years of creating posts and sharing. I know the shared energy and experiences between people don’t go away. We are still in the time period of inventing the internet and technology as we go along. I don’t expect security in investing my time and energy into internet companies that might come and go, technologies that come and go, but I do enjoy balance. Balance is when both parties of the agreement meet each other in the middle to share their interests with mutual respect. I think some of the technology companies and social media platforms take the Creators for granted. Internet tech companies may create a business plan where the users are also the content creators, but including fair trade is an important cause and effect. Fair trade means by supplying the platforms to the Creators companies also consider the impact of their decisions on their content Creators.
March 22, 2019 at 8:55 pm
Awesome read. I love Trover!
March 24, 2019 at 1:37 pm
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April 24, 2019 at 10:53 pm
Instagram – @jmontague_photo
Teaching myself photography and open to any feedback i can get. Thanks.
May 12, 2019 at 6:48 pm
I know this is an older article, but I find it interesting that I haven’t heard of several of these sites you mentioned. I guess I’m just old- school trying to make my way through all this social media stuff (with varying success). Facebook is good for me on a personal level, but doesn’t work well (with its algorithm changes) for my photography business at all.
Instagram is slowly picking up, but there is so much competition that it’s sometimes frustrating…. (my account is: @studiokampoc). I seem to like 500px the best because it’s geared towards photographers… and just seems more supportive to me. Flickr is just meh. But I am interested in checking out some of these that you’ve mentioned.
Great article… very informative. Thanks!
May 14, 2019 at 12:59 am
Great article. My instagram is @parabaldie_photography
Any advice is greatly appreciated.
May 19, 2019 at 6:56 pm
Love the wandering lens. Please check out my stuff on Instagram and let me know what you think..I’d is martinganner. I have more photo albums on Facebook but suspect that’s a waste of time in terms of promoting my work. What do you think?
June 4, 2019 at 4:40 pm
Hello, very interesting article and is quite relevant at the moment with Smug Mug taking over Flickr, please check me out on Instagram _cgimagery I am a motorsport and fitness photographer.
June 21, 2019 at 5:02 am
I love Instagram. My account on insta is : http://www.instagram.com/nishant_ig
Yuvraj Singh Cheema
June 27, 2019 at 5:00 pm
I came here to look for alternatives to IG but I will stay with IG for now
My username @brainlessgamerstudios
Christopher de Souza
August 14, 2019 at 4:17 am
Many thanks for an interesting and informative article. Just getting into promoting my photography and I will definitely check out Behance and Stellar Stories (I like to compile phonebooks of my travels).
Only on Instagram at this time at
September 30, 2019 at 3:07 am
Pay a visit to my Insta Page @power_enclosed_in_photos
for some Great shots. Do follow and support !!
October 2, 2019 at 7:58 pm
Excellent guide & links – you’ve covered everything!
See my Instagram at davidesmith1896. Not all travel; a bit quirky, like architecture, mono and sepia . . . .
October 3, 2019 at 1:14 am
thank you so much for your excellent article and research, that I found while looking for IG alternatives.
I will leave my IG link, as you suggested and thank you again.
October 6, 2019 at 8:31 am
October 7, 2019 at 5:26 am
I would love to get more information on how to become a better photographer and would love for others to check out my work on my Instagram @lovinpnwgirl
Lloyd Albert O. Manto
October 9, 2019 at 4:10 pm
thank you for this article, and it is very helpful especially for us aspiring photographers.
i am in instagram for now, and here is my handle. @lloydmanto.captures
October 12, 2019 at 7:01 am
@lazy_in.sights on Instagram
October 31, 2019 at 11:38 am
Hi, very nice blog !
I have learned a lot from this.
Please check out my travel account:
December 6, 2019 at 7:25 am
Great read! I will be looking into Stellar next, but in the meantime my IG is @slomarc
Karin De Winter
December 28, 2019 at 3:54 am
Great info and a relly good read ! Thanks for sharing !
Our Instagram is @winstalight
January 3, 2020 at 10:55 pm
Thank you very much, all my life I did shoot with my phone. I just upgraded to my first DSLR (FUJIXT3). Your article helped me. keep up the good work.
Happy new year.
January 6, 2020 at 1:29 am
Trying to stay my own travel instagram, gone travelling a lot in the last few years and I have loved taking photos and I have had a lot of comments from friends and family that I should share further of my photography. I don’t classify myself as a professional, but more as a hobby and I feel I have a good eye for a good shot, even if it’s just on an iPhone 🙂 https://www.instagram.com/bennymurphy11/
January 21, 2020 at 3:38 pm
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February 16, 2020 at 9:42 am
I love your taste in fonts! What a fantastic post, Lisa. I’m sure it’s a lot of work to create these mini-magazines but surely worth the effort! I’m feeling inspired.
February 17, 2020 at 1:50 am
Thank you for taking the time to write this. I’m always looking to expand my social accounts and try to drive new traffic to my blog. I love the photos! I’m looking into your photography tips archive for more information. I’m pretty impressed with what I’ve read so far, THANK YOU!
February 17, 2020 at 5:32 am
Very helpful information. Thanks for sharing. ELM
February 28, 2020 at 9:59 am
Hi I just started my instagram account I name is Julie.m.photography I do landscape and Bokeh and Toy Photography.
April 3, 2020 at 7:23 am
Would love for you guys to check out my page photobisbal_ on Instagram :))
April 8, 2020 at 2:21 am
Would be grateful if you could check out my page, and give it a follow if you vibe with my photography style! ✨
April 15, 2020 at 7:46 pm
Hello, I am looking to gain more exposure for my photography. Please have a look at my instagram and website and let me know what you think. Thanks!
April 16, 2020 at 7:17 pm
Sharing my Instagram, please let me know what you think. Thanks.
Instagram: @victorhzhao (http://instagram.com/victorhzhao)
By the way, how do you think of 500px?
April 20, 2020 at 1:12 am
Mon modeste compte Instagram :
J’ai d’autres éléments photos sur Flickr…
Best regards !!
April 30, 2020 at 12:03 am
I love all your inspiring content, so fantastic! Aloha!
May 3, 2020 at 5:27 pm
This is my instagram page
May 6, 2020 at 10:04 pm
Thanks for the Page. 😀 Check my instagram out new stuff is coming @basil.gisler
May 8, 2020 at 7:56 pm
Thanks for sharing all the valuable knowledge with beginners like us. To me, it is more like a guide i can follow and be where I want to, in the field of photography.
I would be really grateful to you if you can review my insta account and let me know what are my shortcomings and how can I improvise.
Account handle : iashish12
Thanks and Regards
May 12, 2020 at 1:22 am
Great article, thank you … I do miss G+
May 16, 2020 at 8:42 am
Behance is such a good source for inspiration! I recommend it!
May 26, 2020 at 10:00 am
My Instagram account:
May 28, 2020 at 1:31 pm
June 15, 2020 at 4:04 pm
Thank you for this very helpful article it’s always interesting to try new platforms and see what happens.
also, how amazing is your photography?!!
You can check out my page on Instagram @bilderdenken for some landscape photography and travel inspiration✨
July 6, 2020 at 1:41 am
My Instagram account is @my.story_my.song_in.photos
I just got accepted to the Southeast Center of Photographic Studies at Daytona State/UCF in Florida, USA, although I have been selling stock photography for 15 years. I was self taught but want more. Thanks for taking a look
Lisa Michele Burns
July 8, 2020 at 11:35 am
That’s so exciting Sandi, congratulations!
July 27, 2020 at 12:22 am
I love your photo tips and your photos are gorgeous! Thank you for the invaluable tips ☀️
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July 31, 2020 at 1:53 pm
Thank you for this article. Really helpful as I have been looking into starting to post on my behance account. I find Instagram getting more and more bizarre for me in terms of photography its just sad what it has become now. I will look into Youpic too. My instagram is: https://instagram.com/simranvues/.. Once again thank you
August 1, 2020 at 11:23 am
My Instagram is @4thdimensionofexistence
I recently got into photography and traveling and want to one day have my own business however that may be. I love the article and your page!
September 9, 2020 at 8:22 pm
Nice article, thank you!
Curious to know where people tend to head to just post for fun? I point and shoot mainly through my phone (very occasionally take a Fuji camera out for fun). I don’t want to build any kind of business, nor a “portfolio” per se. Used to love Insta for this but it’s just a mess these days full of selfies and every moment in time documented by anyone and everyone. Would love a place to just throw up some shots as I go without much hassle, but also a place I could follow others and just engage, like the early days of Insta. Thanks for any guidance!
Lisa Michele Burns
September 9, 2020 at 9:04 pm
Hi Rob, I agree that Instagram is a little crowded right now and can feel more commercial than creative sometimes! Steller have just revamped their site/app and I’ve always found there’s a great community feel on there with most people posting to simply share stories with images.
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November 1, 2020 at 1:40 am
Thank you this was very helpful do check out my instagram page about photography @sharan_chukki.
December 24, 2020 at 3:04 pm
January 2, 2021 at 7:19 pm
Thanks! This is so useful!! My IG marcus_bear_staight90
January 29, 2021 at 9:13 pm
I’m quite new to IG so more then welcome to have a look
March 6, 2021 at 6:32 am
Really nice informative article. I definitely learned a few things. If you want to check me out I’m at
http://www.facebook.com/acampbellimages or http://www.acampbellimages.com. Again, nice article. I’ll definitely have to read a couple of the other articles you have posted.
April 9, 2021 at 7:27 am
Hey, thanks for putting this together. Lots of practical and helpful information that I can implement. Peter
May 2, 2021 at 10:36 am
Love the insight, it’s some good advice here!
I’m a concert photographer and do some landscape and street photography as well. Love for you all to check it out!
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May 16, 2021 at 7:05 pm
Thanks for this very useful data.
Checkout my instagram and let me know if it needs some improvements.
My instagram: @shivam_ratnawat
June 17, 2021 at 4:55 pm
Thanks for sharing!!! You are doing great!!!
June 28, 2021 at 1:50 am
Awesome post, Lisa. I honestly feel Pinterest is still largely underutilized by photographers. Which was one of the reason I set out to build a Pinterest marketing agency – https://pinprimo.com/ which provides done-for-you Pinterest management services.
Most of the photographers I spoke with and surveyed claim they don’t use Pinterest because they don’t think the platform can bring sales and give maximum exposure to their works.
Glad to see it mentioned in this post. Thumbs up.
August 20, 2021 at 9:09 pm
Instagram and Facebook @orionwebbphotography
August 21, 2021 at 4:48 pm
Thanks for your article on photography. I looked a lot for a photography blog to get some basic tips about photography for the purpose of a good representation of my property on online sites. Your ideas are great.
View my property image on https://housesofpayne.com/featured-properties/
August 29, 2021 at 1:01 am
After years of travelling and making photographs, I am finally ready to share them with the world.
January 20, 2022 at 2:54 am
instagram account is, @leeeldred
February 16, 2022 at 8:38 am
June 4, 2022 at 3:43 am
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