It's just all a number's game.

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  1. SCraig

    SCraig Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    In my opinion, as soon as someone comes up with a single firm and true definition of "Art" perhaps that question can be answered correctly. Some people do think photography is an art form, some don't. I personally feel that photography doesn't have to be art but it can be if the photographer, or the person viewing the photograph, so desires. Is a photograph of a smiling child or a cat sleeping in a window art? Maybe and then again maybe not. It just depends on how it is interpreted and what the particular person's definition of "Art" happens to be.


     
  2. waday

    waday Do one thing every day that scares you Supporting Member

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    Put it on continuous mode, and you might get some funny ones of them trying to yell with fries in their mouth?
     
  3. astroNikon

    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    if he wants to make it more artsy, wear mirrored sunglasses and show the back end of the container with no emblem, but through the glasses see the container emblem. So much one could do visually "animating" just eating french fries to get a bunch of likes.
     
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    nerwin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Stop it. I'm getting hungry.
     
  5. waday

    waday Do one thing every day that scares you Supporting Member

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    This, definitely.

    If you really want to up the number of likes based on hashtags, pick hashtags that don't have as many photos attached to them. For example (I'm making up numbers here), say #love has 43 million photos and #loveall has 4,000 photos. Your photo is likely to get noticed more in #loveall than #love.

    And then realize that you just spent 30 minutes trying to pick out the best hashtags that upped your like count by 10%. And that half of them are just bots that automatically liked your photo based on what your hashtags were. Oh, that new follower? You posted french fries? Now you have 5 new followers that are "health" or "food" related accounts that automatically followed you based on your hashtags to get you to follow back. They'll automatically unfollow you within a day.

    And then finally realize that in the end, you're not any richer.

    Even the time of day matters on IG. If you post a photo of your lunch at 12 PM EST, you're going to get people on the east coast eating lunch, browsing IG, liking your photo. If you post a photo of your lunch at 3 PM EST, you'll probably get people from the west coast liking your photo. Think of the commute home, as well. If you want likes, people on the commute home, people on the train home in NYC/other large cities between 4 and 6, generally. If you post at 7, you probably missed the rush of people that have their face in their phone, because now they're eating and taking pictures of their dinner plate.

    And, someone mentioned the algorithm? Yeah, good luck getting to the top of your followers' feeds if you don't post regularly and they don't like your posts.

    It's a rat race that is extremely difficult to get ahead in.
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    that's why food gets so many likes.
    you can't eat a car.
    ... easily.
     
  7. nerwin

    nerwin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I use Google Keep and I have keep "my" tags I use often for photos depending on the subject and I just just copy and paste. Maybe I need to make one for cars, food, etc instead of a general one. Even so, is it worth the effort?
     
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    nerwin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    That isn't true for Michel Lotito.
     
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    Well according to your first post its probably not worth the effort if all it does is give you stress.
    But seriously watch that Black Mirror episode I mentioned earlier. It shows a future where social media, being liked and disliked, determines your social ranking and privilege.
     
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    nerwin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Isn't that the way it already is today?
     
  11. waday

    waday Do one thing every day that scares you Supporting Member

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    No, that would be money (and skin color).
     
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    SquarePeg Hear me roar Staff Member Supporting Member

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    made me lol

    we're heading in that direction
     
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