Internet is a global platform where people can interact, communicate, share and mix with each other. Social media apps, online chat boards, online forums are used to interact with people throughout the world. If we talk about social media apps, they are the most prevailing aspect on the internet. I mean, people are using the apps to influence, create awareness and to interact with each other. It is a good platform for companies, businesses, influencers, travelers and photographers and freelancers. They can promote their work, creativity, products and services through their social media pages.
One such social media app is Instagram. But, the question is, what it is and how does it help the people to promote their work?
WHAT IS INSTAGRAM
Instagram is a social media photo-sharing, video-sharing and story-sharing app, owned by Facebook. Instagram is one of the most prevailing and the most used social media app in the world. By creating your profile or your official page, you can promote your work, creativity or share your personal life photos and videos there. Instagram is famous for its photo-viewing and video-viewing algorithm. The main feature of its algorithm is that it only shows us the popular posts and that too, in which we are interested in. It does not show us the irrelevant posts. It tracks our previous viewing history and shows us the related posts. That is the main reason why people love Instagram.
Instagram uses the feature of hashtags to promote a profile or a page. For instance, if you have a photography page, using relevant hashtags will get your posts more likes, shares and views. Companies and other such pages, such as the photography pages use the hashtags to get promoted and to reach out to a wider audience.
Instagram has a wide audience. Almost 500 million+ accounts are there on Instagram, out of which 200 million+ accounts are active nearly every day.
IMPACT OF INSTAGRAM ON THE PHOTOGRAPHY MOVEMENT
A professional or an urban photographer can easily create his official page and promote his work and photography to increase his fan following.
Instagram has a huge impact on photography all across the globe. Instagram lets you view amazing photography work through its amazing platform. By following the right Instagram photography pages or hubs, you can reach out to a wider audience and even the other photographers on Instagram. All you have to do is follow your favorite photography pages.
Instagram has provided a sturdy platform for the photographers, influencers and enthusiasts to promote their word and work. Instagram is the only place where you can get inspired by the amazing photography skills of urban photographers, as well as professional photographers.
The photographers, however are using the Instagram algorithm in an efficient way to reach out to a wider audience. For instance, they follow the other photographers and collaborate with each other or promote each other for a large fan base.
As for a normal user interested in Instagram photography, he can follow the amazing photography pages to spice up his Instagram feed. Once he follows the work of others, he would only be able to see the photography-related posts. That is the biggest perk of using this social media app.
HOW TO SPICE UP YOUR INSTAGRAM FEED WITH PHOTOGRAPHY-RELATED POSTS
To make your experience on Instagram interesting, we have compiled a shortlist of Instagram pages that you should definitely follow. Take inspiration from them if you have to or just make your feed worth-scrolling.
But, first of all, go now and follow our page, Raw Urban Shots on Instagram and do follow us on Facebook.
BEST URBAN PHOTOGRAPHY PAGES TO FOLLOW