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6 Twitter Tips for Photographers
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6 Twitter Tips for Photographers

Written 4 years ago by Lee Milthorpe

Twitter has exploded in the last few years and has become one of the best ways for photographers to get their work out there to the masses. It can also be a fantastic learning tool.

You don’t need an army of followers. You don’t even need to spend hours every day tweeting. Follow these 5 tips and you’ll soon be on your way!

1. Follow and tweet us

The very first thing you should do is follow @smashandpeas and tweet us with a quick photography tip, a link to your portfolio or anything you think would be of interest to other photographers. We’ll then retweet it and before long you’ll have new followers who all share the same interests.

2. Don’t be boring

Your followers want to see your latest shots, read your tips and ideas, find out what exciting photography related things you’re doing. They don’t want to know what you just had for dinner or how long it took you to get home.

3. Join in the conversation

It’s not all about shameless self promotion. Tweet your followers. Ask questions, tell them you like their latest photo, retweet any tweets you find interesting and reply to everyone who tweets you.

4. Be everywhere

When a new movie is released, the lead actor seems to be everywhere. Posters, billboards, buses, tv, just everywhere. They make sure that anybody who might be interested knows about it. You can play that same role on Twitter. Tweet the big players in your niche. They wont all reply but some will and you’ll pick up new followers along the way.

5. Get retweeted

If you only have 1 follower, you don’t have much of an audience to tweet to but if that 1 follower has 100 followers and retweets you, it’s like you have 100 followers of your own. I’m repeating myself here but to make yourself more tweetable, just be interesting and useful.

6. Treat your followers like people

It’s easy to act differently online but behind all those twitter names are real people. Be yourself and talk to followers as though you’re talking to them face to face. Just remember, there are potentially millions of people listening into your conversations.

That’s all for now folks. Remember to follow and tweet @smashandpeas

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Comments
mlm software noida  4 years ago

I am using Twitter past 2 months and i am satisfied with the amount of traffic it gives to my website.I am growing good with it.But can you please do let me know how can i further increase my website traffic with twitter extensions on my software category website…Love to hear it soon from you!!!

Christy Harper  4 years ago

Thanks for the good tips!! Keep sharing and mahalo

Nikko  4 years ago

I do say, these are very helpful tips!

Mark Alfred  4 years ago

Those are some good points you have there. These tips are what I find very common with photographers everywhere. They do love sharing their pictures very openly online. It is actually very entertaining to follow a photographer in Twitter if you are the type of person who appreciates different types of images. I myself being a photographer, do all of those things stated in your blog. These are really good tips which I think all would-be photographers should follow.

Jenny  4 years ago

Thanks for sharing this! This is not only helpful but fun to read too. I would definitely share this to my friends. I love tweeting and I also love taking pictures. I use twitter to share the pictures that I take. I agree that as a photographer, I should learn how to interact with people. By tweeting and replying to other people on twitter, the pictures I take can go farther. Keep on sharing your pictures and advices. Thank you!

Brooke Pennington  4 years ago

I have twitter. I don’t tweet, I think I may have once. But I do love to follow photographers on there. That’s about as far as I can allow myself to go with that. :)

Monica  3 years ago

I’ll try your advice. This is interesting..

Easton Rimer  3 years ago

Obviously, twitter is one of the powerful tools to gain traffic and authority to your brand. I had been using this service since the beginning.

Thanks for the useful tips.

Regards
Easton

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