Anyone With A Digital Camera And Facebook Is A Pro

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  1. nerwin

    nerwin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    How do people know your still alive? Haha.


     
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    Jamesaz TPF Noob!

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    I worked in commercial/industrial photography for over 40 years. Two things were constant: there's always someone who'll do it cheaper and a good line of bs and a little talent will go farther than a lot of talent. So it's "same as it ever was" with regard to this question.
     
  3. Dean_Gretsch

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    I leave my house daily:048:
     
  4. DanOstergren

    DanOstergren Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    If you're any good, charge them money and teach them how to be better. Lot's of money there.
     
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    Peeb Semi-automatic Mediocrity Generator Supporting Member

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    I got my first photo training about 40 years ago and I've shot tens of thousands of images (at least). I've got a very solid and practical understanding of the exposure triangle and rules of composition. My Flickr page has a few keepers and I've even been nominated for POTM before (thanks @Derrel )!

    I was invited to do a professional gig recently. I said no way! Shooting for others is a whole different game. You can't come home with a card full of losers and just shrug and say 'oh well' - then reformat the card and hope for better tomorrow. You HAVE to produce great results. Failure is not an option.

    I didn't decline because I didn't know enough.
    I declined because I know too much! ;)

    Props to those brave souls who put their livelihood and reputations on the line every day, dancing with that fickle mistress known as photography!
     
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  6. benhasajeep

    benhasajeep No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I never understood the value of Facebook. Never looked into it seriously. Tried it for a couple days. Didn't care for it. Took 30 days for the account to close!
     
  7. SquarePeg

    SquarePeg Hear me roar Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Facebook is great for keeping in touch with family and friends that you don't see every day. Also good for sharing things with your community. The rest of it is a time suck.

    I think there's more money to be made in running workshops than there is in photography itself.

    It think it does have value but only for some things. If it wasn't for Facebook I would not know what most of my cousin's children look like! I have 27 first cousins on my mom's side. All are married with kids. We're spread out all over the US and only get together once or twice a year, if that. Despite that, we're a close family and like to stay in touch. Facebook makes it easy. Even a few of the "younger" aunts and uncles are on FB. My 70 year old uncle uses it every day. His kids live in 3 different states.

    I use it extensively for community things as well. Our softball league, my photo group, Princess's PTO, my local political affiliation, and lots of our local businesses all have FB pages and all have come in handy for finding info and keeping up with local events. I will say that the local community page can be a bit of a minefield but it's great for getting a recommendation for a reliable service person or finding out what events are coming up.
     
  8. Vtec44

    Vtec44 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Come to think of it, my FB business page has been dead ever since they changed the algorithm. I kind of give up on my business FB page and just post stuff on my personal FB account. My IG page on the other hand is doing better than expected.
     
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  9. nerwin

    nerwin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    That's what I use my personal FB page for. I pretty much only share my photos. I very rarely participate in other people's posts unless I can't sleep or am dying of boredom.
     
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    Braineack Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    you should follow all the cat meme feeds like I do.
     
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  11. smoke665

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    Like @SquarePeg I follow FB for family photos. However it seems like there are times when that becomes a double edge sword. When I was child families made it a point to travel to see family, now with FB it's easy to forgo the travel.
     
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    I blocked and unfollowed most my family. rofl.
     
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