MOD­ER­ATE A PHOTO COM­MU­NITY

Make the most of photo-shar­ing plat­forms and grow a like-minded fol­low­ing

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Grow a suc­cess­ful on­line fol­low­ing

While on­line photo-shar­ing sites such as Flickr, 500px and Google Plus can be a tremen­dous re­source for pro­mot­ing your pho­tog­ra­phy to a large au­di­ence, to fully ex­ploit the user­ship of such web­sites, you need to en­gage with those who are likely to ap­pre­ci­ate your style. Join­ing photo groups is a fan­tas­tic way of show­ing your work to peo­ple who are ac­tively seek­ing the type of im­ages you cre­ate. A step fur­ther is to cre­ate your own com­mu­nity, to in­vite other pho­tog­ra­phers from whom you can draw in­spi­ra­tion. Build­ing and main­tain­ing an ac­tive, pro­duc­tive group can be quite a chal­lenge – as a mod­er­a­tor you have to cu­rate the con­tent and en­cour­age other users that it is worth their time to be­come in­volved. Learn to over­come the main chal­lenges of get­ting started and foster a pos­i­tive, mo­ti­va­tional on­line net­work.

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