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The Power of Instagram – How It’s Changing The Way We Create + Travel

A few thoughts and observations on the impact of social media for photographers… Designed as a tool to share visual art, Instagram is used by over 500 million people each day. From those users, up to 95 million photos are uploaded each day, 4.2 b…

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A few thoughts and observations on the impact of social media for photographers… Designed as a tool to share visual art, Instagram is used by over 500 million people each day. From those users, up to 95 million photos are uploaded each day, 4.2 billion likes are generated and behind the screens, I’m sure millions of people are staring, wishing they were inside the photos they’re looking at rather than their current location. It’s this last part that I want to write about, the FOMO element, the way Instagram is tapping into our creative thoughts and twisting them a little. Morphing them into what we believe we should be photographing, where we NEED to travel and blending our talents into styles that we think are going to make us popular. Now, I don’t want this to be a rant. There’s always one very simple solution to the problem, don’t open the Instagram app. I actually get pretty fed up with Instagram ranters hating on the app or complaining that people are scamming the system because at the end of the day, you have the power to turn it off and move on with your life. There are plenty of traditional...

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How to Stand Out as a Photographer Today

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How to be a travel photographer and stand out as a photographer in a saturated industry.

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