We’re not exactly sure what to do, but we’re pretty sure we’re supposed to be there.
Trying to create a photographer’s presence on Facebook or Twitter is like shouting into the wind. Now along comes Google+, which many of my friends say is nothing more than a glorified Facebook and that there’s nothing to do there. Well, if you like photography and following the work of some amazing artists, then there’s plenty going on.
Currently, my stream is filled with constant photographic updates from Colby Brown, Jim Goldstein, Thomas Hawk, Gary Crabbe, Helen Sotiriadis, Trey Ratcliff, Tarah Gaa, Richard Wong,Brian Matiash and more. Every day I find more inspirational people to follow and have been having a blast putting my own work up there.
So what’s so cool about Google+ for photographers? First off, the gallery section is fantastic! It features rollover to slightly enlarge your image and a unique grid system of different sized images that resizes when you change your browser dimensions. Very cool!
Additionally, even with 20 million users, Google+ is still new enough that the photographer community is relatively small with a population in the thousands as opposed to the multi-millions on Facebook and Twitter. This means if you do it right, there’s a much higher chance for success.
Along those same lines, the Google+ directory sitesare still relatively empty. Assuming you have taken the time to register yourself around them, they are another great way to be discovered. Random fun fact: the #1 followed user is currently none-other than Facebook’s founder: Mark Zuckerberg.
As for finding Dickerman Prints on Google+…give it a little time. Right now the site is not for businesses, but you can be sure that as soon as it is, we’ll be on there. In the mean time, check out our Facebookand Twitter feeds, which are frequently updated with great photography, articles and resources.
Still not on Google+? Just send a message and an invite will be on its way.
On Google+ already? Then be sure to +Greg Goodman (author of this article, proud Dickerman Prints employee and author of Adventures of a GoodMan: Photography, Storytelling & World Travel) into your circles.