Twitter claims that photographers come to their platform to showcase their camera tricks, have conversations with others who share similar interests, and stay connected with the community of photography enthusiasts. This World Photography Day, let’s take a look at how photographers can make their content stand out and grow with their audience on Twitter.
Twitter recently introduced an improvement to how images and visual media appear on people’s timelines - allowing people to view standard image previews in full-length, without it getting cropped. The feature enabled image-sharers see how their picture will appear on their followers’ timelines before they actually Tweet it. Additionally, Twitter also allows you to Tweet pictures in 4K letting your followers see your art just as you captured it, without any pixel-bursts or quality compromises.
Following conversations from experts and enthusiasts
Photography conversations have been on the rise on Twitter, and more people are joining the conversation everyday. Shutterbugs can follow conversations on all things from the world of camera-arts by using Twitter features like Lists and Topics. Twitter Lists allow people to put together their favourite accounts on a particular subject and follow Tweets from these accounts as a separate timeline. You can create a List of your favourite photography accounts - professionals, magazines, publishers, etc. - and curate your own daily dose of related conversations.
Twitter has Topics across numerous interest categories that people can follow to see Tweets on the things that matter to them. When one follows a Topic, they see Tweets from a whole host of accounts that are experts or just tend to talk about that subject a lot on Twitter. You can follow Topics like Photography, Wildlife Photography, Cinematography and more to follow related conversations on the service.
Moreover, Tweeting with conversation-specific hashtags such as #photography, #naturephotography, #aerialphotography etc, and participating in photo-driven trends will also help photographers gather more eyeballs on the service and reach a wider audience.