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Photographer

Saw Photographer

Posts: 84

Los Angeles, California, US

Has twitter help you in career, if so how?
Any tips?

What is your twitter?

Follow me http://twitter.com/photosgraphix

Apr 07 11 01:15 pm Link

Photographer

A-M-P

Posts: 18211

Orlando, Florida, US

I do not have a twitter

Apr 07 11 01:16 pm Link

Photographer

Swank Photography

Posts: 19015

Key West, Florida, US

Apr 07 11 01:32 pm Link

Model

Valya

Posts: 1265

New York, New York, US

No Twitter and I personally don't get it what the point is, or maybe I am just too lazy to keep up with every social networking tool?? lol

Apr 07 11 01:35 pm Link

Model

Anushka Bella

Posts: 345

Phillipsburg, Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles

Of course I do!
twitter.com/AnushkaBella

Sometimes it's a easier way to connect personally with someone instead of a wall post on their FB that they hardly check or waiting until they pop online.

Apr 07 11 01:37 pm Link

Photographer

Brooklyn Bridge Images

Posts: 9754

Brooklyn, New York, US

Valya  wrote:
No Twitter and I personally don't get it what the point is, or maybe I am just too lazy to keep up with every social networking tool?? lol

Maybe not too lazy..maybe you and I are just not drinking the Kool aid ???

Apr 07 11 01:39 pm Link

Photographer

DoubleDare Studios

Posts: 977

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, US

Brooklyn Bridge Images wrote:

Maybe not too lazy..maybe you and I are just not drinking the Kool aid ???

+1

Apr 07 11 01:40 pm Link

Model

Lauren WK

Posts: 1961

Los Angeles, California, US

I love Twitter!  http://www.twitter.com/LaurenWK

I have definitely found it to be helpful with networking and marketing.  If nothing else, you should just have an account set up to point to your main site.

Apr 07 11 01:46 pm Link

Photographer

A-M-P

Posts: 18211

Orlando, Florida, US

Anushka Bella wrote:
Of course I do!
twitter.com/AnushkaBella

Sometimes it's a easier way to connect personally with someone instead of a wall post on their FB that they hardly check or waiting until they pop online.

never heard of a phone? I mean if you want  to connect right away what better way than to call or text someone lol

Apr 07 11 01:51 pm Link

Model

Lauren WK

Posts: 1961

Los Angeles, California, US

Angela Michelle Perez wrote:
never heard of a phone? I mean if you want  to connect right away what better way than to call or text someone lol

You can just stick to the phone if you'd like.  Everyone has their own way of doing things.  Good luck with yours!

Apr 07 11 01:52 pm Link

Photographer

A-M-P

Posts: 18211

Orlando, Florida, US

Lauren WK wrote:

You can just stick to the phone if you'd like.  Everyone has their own way of doing things.  Good luck with yours!

I mean I  guess I'm just saying how is it easier to connect with someone than through any other method I was just responding to the easier bit in her post.

Apr 07 11 01:54 pm Link

Photographer

J T I

Posts: 6051

Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

I do but I have not set it up properly...

I'm doing it in the next couple of days. 

www.twitter.com/jtiasgaard

Apr 07 11 01:56 pm Link

Photographer

J T I

Posts: 6051

Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Lauren WK wrote:
I love Twitter!  http://www.twitter.com/LaurenWK

I have definitely found it to be helpful with networking and marketing.  If nothing else, you should just have an account set up to point to your main site.

Yay!  Lauren's on there... now I can start stalking! wink

Apr 07 11 01:58 pm Link

Model

Lauren WK

Posts: 1961

Los Angeles, California, US

Angela Michelle Perez wrote:
I mean I  guess I'm just saying how is it easier to connect with someone than through any other method I was just responding to the easier bit in her post.

I'm not really close enough with all of my acquaintances to want to pick up the phone to call them.  I have been traveling the country extensively for almost ten years and have met a whole lot of people!  It's much easier to try to keep up with the little things going on with all of them in all of their different cities and time zones, if I can just scroll down a feed and send little responses.  If something is really important, I can initiate a call from there.  smile

Apr 07 11 02:00 pm Link

Photographer

sjx

Posts: 899

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Don't look at me, I am not a Tweeter(er). My life is not so exciting. Although I do like to follow a few others who do have it.

Apr 07 11 02:06 pm Link

Model

Kelleth

Posts: 2528

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

It's definitely great for networking.

http://twitter.com/kellethcuthbert

Apr 07 11 03:04 pm Link

Photographer

Rich Burroughs

Posts: 3259

Portland, Oregon, US

I do:

http://twitter.com/richburroughs

I think I'd say about Twitter and Facebook both that they're a great way to connect to people on a personal level. I have models that I think I've become pretty good friends with, when part of it has been getting to know them through social media.

It depends a lot on who you're trying to connect with: clients, models/photographers, etc. But I think the biggest thing is to be real. You make stronger connections with people if you show something real about yourself. That's not to say you shouldn't self-censor some things, I look at potential tweets and delete them instead of posting them all the time smile

One thing I really try to do is not get too negative. It's hard sometimes, it's easy to vent. But it can be a real downer to follow someone who complains a lot. When I do have something negative to say, I try to do it in a funny way at least.

Apr 07 11 03:15 pm Link

Photographer

Gaze at Photography

Posts: 4371

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, US

What's  a Twitter?

Apr 07 11 03:21 pm Link

Photographer

Ken Woodford

Posts: 23

Redlands, California, US

I had it but got rid of it.  I simply don't get the hype about twitter.  It's not for me.

Apr 07 11 03:30 pm Link

Model

KariMarie

Posts: 1796

Denver, Colorado, US

Apr 07 11 03:32 pm Link

Photographer

S de Varax

Posts: 7271

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Apr 07 11 03:36 pm Link

Photographer

Laura-Alexander

Posts: 8

Lansing, Michigan, US

Apr 07 11 03:38 pm Link

Photographer

976 Photography

Posts: 4599

Shreveport, Louisiana, US

I do not have a Twitter... I don't like the idea of "tweeting" or "twitting" or "twatting" or whatever it's called. Was never impressed with their layout.

Not a huge fan of FaceBook either, but it seems to be where everyone is at so if you want to be seen/heard you gotta be there too. So I am.

I actually liked MySpace (except for the computer virus I caught from it...) but ever since everyone migrated over to the other two (Twitter and FB) it's become a ghost town. I can't even log into my account there anymore... completely forgot my sign in and password!

hmm

Apr 07 11 03:41 pm Link

Photographer

Philipe

Posts: 5214

Pomona, California, US

No twitter

Apr 07 11 03:42 pm Link

Photographer

Magee1982

Posts: 129

Chicago, Illinois, US

I have a twitter, follow me at www.twitter.com/305mikemagee and I have started to receive shoot requests through Twitter (last week) once I started properly marketing myself :-)

Apr 07 11 03:43 pm Link

Photographer

Jay Farrell

Posts: 13140

Nashville, Tennessee, US

Apr 07 11 03:44 pm Link

Photographer

THEHEARTOFWOMEN

Posts: 35

Dallas, Texas, US

Has twitter help you in career, if so how?
NOT AS OF YET
Any tips?
NO CLUE
What is your twitter?
http://twitter.com/#!/THEHEARTOFWOMEN

Apr 07 11 03:45 pm Link

Photographer

Herman van Gestel

Posts: 2149

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Apr 07 11 03:47 pm Link

Photographer

SANCTUAIRE

Posts: 8020

Tampa, Florida, US

No twitter and no face book.

Apr 07 11 03:51 pm Link

Photographer

Chris Vinnit

Posts: 1479

Tampa, Florida, US

I facethebook and tweet but they're personal.  Never thought about using it for photography.  I've mostly shot friends so far anyway and they'd kill me if I twatted a shot of their bare ass for the world to see.

Apr 07 11 03:54 pm Link

Photographer

E L L E

Posts: 41

Toledo, Ohio, US

Apr 07 11 03:57 pm Link

Model

TK Firebird

Posts: 329

Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines

Apr 07 11 03:59 pm Link

Model

QuettaMarie

Posts: 72

Lakewood, Ohio, US

Yep!
Its decent for networking  and occasional sh1t starting.
http://twitter.com/lavenderSoup

Apr 07 11 04:04 pm Link

Photographer

B R U N E S C I

Posts: 25319

Bath, England, United Kingdom

Apr 07 11 04:07 pm Link

Photographer

punkuate

Posts: 1558

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

http://twitter.com/punkuate

I used to try to keep it professional, now I just moan about stuff. sad

Apr 07 11 04:13 pm Link

Photographer

Mike Adams Photos

Posts: 1217

Cleveland, Ohio, US

Apr 07 11 04:13 pm Link

Photographer

Leon Bailey

Posts: 523

Orlando, Florida, US

http://twitter.com/lastingbp

I will follow you all!

Apr 07 11 04:43 pm Link

Photographer

Undead Threads

Posts: 574

Greenville, South Carolina, US

have it , never use it.

face book works better for me

Apr 07 11 04:45 pm Link

Model

Amanda M Reid

Posts: 86

Belchertown, Massachusetts, US

Recently made it for networking smile

https://twitter.com/amandahurwitz

Apr 07 11 07:17 pm Link

Photographer

Aaron Lewis Photography

Posts: 5083

Catskill, New York, US

Here we go again.

Apr 07 11 09:25 pm Link