Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Why Photographers Love Pinterest
OK, who doesn't want to give love to Pinterest? For sure, professional photographers would love to give much love to this hot social networking site! Just look at the numbers about this site. From its humble beginnings in 2010, it has exploded like an atom bomb and shot itself all the way to number three in the social media rankings. Beating heavyweights like LinkedIn, Google Plus and Tumbler. There is plenty of love being shown for Pinterest. Of course, photographers will love Pinterest because of the way the whole caboodle is set-up.
The use of photographs is a complete departure from the traditional text-based social media that can become so frustrating and so lame over time.
What is Pinterest and why photographers should love it? Pinterest is basically a social scrapbooking site.
Pinterest is also known as a social discovery or a social bookmarking site. The social scrapbooking aspect of the site is the one that appeals the most for photographers. Photographers can use Pinterest as their online portfolio where people can take a peek at their previous works. Surely if people would be impressed by a photographer's performance it may lead to bookings.
To fully harness the power of Pinterest it is important that you know how it works. Once you know how to use Pinterest it would be easy to leverage its power to your advantage. Pinterest would allow you to create boards it is like a virtual corkboard only it can contain certain parts of your portfolio.
The next part is to categorize your boards. You can choose to have your boards placed under weddings, christenings, others and conferences. Basically, you would be placing your boards under the appropriate category so that it will appear organized.
Once a user clicks or likes your photograph it can link back to your website or blog, what makes Pinterest so exciting is the fact that. From there you can engage with a potential customer where you can send those quotes and your rates so that you can get their business. This has been working for businesses and even bloggers and certainly can work for you.
There is no clear data if backlinking is really good for service-oriented businesses like hiring a photographer for a wedding or an event. It would be a matter of time when people will troop to Pinterest to look at portfolio of photographers.
Another thing that photographers can get from Pinterest is inspiration. There are lots of photographs that you can see on the boards. A quick look at the photographs on the boards will give you some inspiration.
Using Pinterest can bring better business and inspiration to you as a photographer. As long as you respect others and pin responsibly you will be alright. The site is not much of a use in collecting your own pictures but a sampling which people can see so that they can ask for more. It is about sharing what you want the world to see right from your own lens.
Of course, photographers will love Pinterest because of the way the whole caboodle is set-up. What is Pinterest and why photographers should love it? Photographers can use Pinterest as their online portfolio where people can take a peek at their previous works. It would be a matter of time when people will troop to Pinterest to look at portfolio of photographers. Using Pinterest can bring better business and inspiration to you as a photographer.