Finding Photography Success without Instagram
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Better Fuji Photos Episode 28: Finding Photography Success without Instagram

Go to any "Starting your photography business" checklist and you'll see "create an Instagram page" on there, with a long list of "rules" for posting to Instagram. It works, and some people really have fun with it, and find success doing so. But it's not for everyone.

So is it possible to find photography success without Instagram, or any social media at all?

I for one wish I could enjoy the process. But I frankly don't, and that's okay. And guess what? I'm a full-time photographer without ever having a single dime come from using Instagram.

There are so many other (and arguably better) ways of finding success as a photographer without Instagram.

  • Take control of your publishing with a portfolio site and email list.
  • Pitch your work to editors and publishers.
  • Get on "call for submissions" lists.
  • Network with others.
  • Encourage word-of-mouth marketing.
  • Join a professional organization.

These are just some things that we discuss in this podcast episode.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Fujifilm Photography Membership: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. Use the code "POD20" for 20% off your first three months.

Article - Do You Need Instagram to Succeed as a Photographer?:

After the Capture post-processing course:⁠⁠⁠

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End music: Dylan Sitts - Tahoe Trip

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