5 Reasons Photographers Should Use Twitter

5 Reasons Photographers Should Use Twitter

Written 10 years ago by Lee

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Jim Denham  10 years ago


I love Twitter for sharing how I see the world and learning how others see it. Connecting with folks I otherwise would have never known. I am a novice, but passionate photographer (I’m learning) and love the fact that I can share photos with people and get feedback. Very cool, and great tips!

Mark Zikra  10 years ago


Hey, Great post. Twitter really has helped me grow as a photographer in HUGE amounts. Not only by providing tips and followers, but inspiration to keep moving forward and improving my skills. I post a lot of Live Music and architectural style photography as well as tips for shooting.

Bridget Sharp  10 years ago


Gunther Deichmann aka GD  10 years ago

Very nice article and so true!

Alejandra Torres  10 years ago


Great advice. I’ve had an account with Twitter for months but found no use for it. I’m also a photographer trying to make connections and get my work out there. When a couple of weeks ago I realized that Twitter can help me build that photography community I’d been looking for. I started my own project 365 and seen my Twitter connections with other photographers grow every time I post. Thanks for the help.

drec  10 years ago


I found you guys via Twitter and a lot of other good Photographer’s Resources from Blogs, Photographers, Tutorials and more. Using the lists make it easier to find all #Photography related posts in the Twitter feed.

sil  10 years ago


I’m an Italian amateur photographer and discovered Twitter last year. I use it mainly to tweet about photography related articles or my own works. Really like to read and know about other twittographers :)

Sjoerd Booij  10 years ago


I’m a dutch amateur photographer with a lot of ambitions. My tweets are about photography and nothing else. Sharing interesting articles that I find in my well filled Google Reader ;-)

Also, just put up a blog where I post about my photography and the things I learn. My flickr account for people that might find it interesting.

Great article btw, I really think it’s true. Photographers can benefit a lot from twitter :)

Sam B.  10 years ago


I’m am an American amateur photographer and a recent graduate of Computer Science. My Tweets are about whatever: metal, new posts on my WordPress blog, cool photographs that I found through LazyFeed, and life. My blog is also quite random with book reviews, application trials, and photography.

This is an excellent article. Self promotion isn’t bad… to a certain extent.

Arek  10 years ago


I joined twitter few months ago and instantly appreciated it as a perfect tool to communicate with other photographers (and hopefully someday clients).

Yesterday I got my biggest traffic spike yet with most visits form twitter- one of my tweets was retweeted to a wider audience.

Greg Baker  10 years ago


A keen amateur photographer based in London but spending a lot of time in Switzerland and soon to be in Abu Dhabi.
Tweets are fairly random, but my photoblog is http://www.gregnbaker.com and my Flickr page is http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregnbaker/

Jacques van Heerden  10 years ago


Awesome write up on tips. I am a Digital Artist and have only recently started with my Photography studies and loving every minute of it.

Photography opens a new world to me and will definitely help me with my blog http://www.creativeoverflow.net and with all my work.

Matias Singers  10 years ago


I publish a lot of my pictures on Twitter and promote my blog posts – besides that I write about some general technology and photography news and events. Go follow me :)

chris  10 years ago


I’m a young German photographer and I’m tweeting bilingual, mostly about reportage-photography and social/ecological issues.

Jonahh  10 years ago


Just ‘landed’ on Twitter recently, and it’s turned out to be a great resource for valuable information; a lot of amazing people and good stuff and in a short time (e.g. smash&peas!).

A photographer & poet myself, ultimately I’m looking to find collaborators for poetry and photography projects, like-minded people and chats and lots of fun obviously!

Nic Robinson  10 years ago


As a newbie photographer I love twitter it has helped me a lot, with inspiration, tips and a sense of togetherness. “I’m not the only one out there” sort of thing!

Alex Buiter  10 years ago


Dutch photographer/surfer using twitter to:

  • stay updated on different websites/photogs/athletes and of course friends. A lot of great images and information is being shared out there!
  • Sharing my knowledge, helping people when i can
  • Sharing all kinds of great articles/tutorials i find
  • Promote my blog/site keeping everyone interested up to date to what I’m up to.

Damien Lovegrove  10 years ago


Twitter can swallow your time and deliver no rewards or when used well it can help you connect with your customers and brighten up your life.

Ricky  10 years ago


I tweet about anything in general in my daily life. I usually tweet about electronics, mostly iPhone & Apple gadgets. I have a NIKON D40 and tweet about photography sometimes.

David Wilson  10 years ago


Twitter has helped increase traffic to my flickr feed and generated lots of useful feedback. Great source of information and creativity. I’m David S Wilson on flickr.

Mandy  10 years ago


Visiting via Twitter! I am a very keen amateur photographer from the UK and I tweet about my journey as a photographer and share whatever great stuff I’ve found on photography.

It’s also great meeting all you fellow photographers and getting to know you a bit more.

Jen  10 years ago


My tweets are completely random. I’m not going to lie – I don’t just tweet about photography, even though I am so passionate about it. I’m sassy and sarcastic, and that shows in my tweets. But I do follow a lot of people/sites that are photo-related.

I do tweet my daily photo journal updates, and often other photos as well.

Eric Reichbaum  10 years ago

I tweet about photography here in New York City.

Lesley  10 years ago


I try to tweet about things that I enjoy about photography, looking at others’ work too and general things about my day! I am looking forward to hearing about others that enjoy photography and sharing ideas.

Thanks for the opportunity to have a say!

Torbjörn Liljedahl  10 years ago


Swedish fashion photographer.

Lisa Lees  10 years ago

New to Twitter this week and loving it! Have followed some great tweets and already learned loads. Can well imagine this being very useful in my new life as a professional photographer.

Claire Plumridge  9 years ago

Firstlt I would like to say what fantastic pictures you have on the webiste. I have only just started using twitter but had already added Lightstalking before I came across you, and yes your are right it is a great twitter account to follow. I will now have to work on making relationships with other twitters, hopefully to help me in my photography career – there is so much good stuff around!!

Demont English  7 years ago


I use twitter to circulate my music & my website most of the time. Then there’s times were I’m just joking laughing wit relatives and friends about the trending topics

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