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I already have a photostream on Flickr, should I create the same photostream on Instagram

 
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Nov 04, 2015 21:49 |  #1

I already have a photostream on Flickr, should I create the same photostream on Instagram




  
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Nov 05, 2015 10:30 |  #2

That depends. What are your goals? Why do you want to work on either platform.

If your goal is to get as many eyes on your work as possible, then sure, why not maintain Flickr, Instagram, a Facebook Page, and whatever else is popular and easy to work with? Not everyone uses every platform, and while there will be an overlap in viewers between different platforms in some cases you will still be able to spread your work to a larger number of users in general.

If you are going to rely on careful interaction with your viewer base, then be mindful of spreading yourself too thin. I've seen more than a few projects fall apart after burn out due to trying to keep on top of Twitter, Facebook, Blog, and a half dozen other things.


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Nov 10, 2015 20:40 |  #3

vietnameseamateur wrote in post #17772750 (external link)
I already have a photostream on Flickr, should I create the same photostream on Instagram

a quick google didn't bring up a comparison of the populations using either, though i'm sure that data is out there.

but in my experience, my pics on flickr didn't get any followers at all, and maybe 1-2 likes per picture. then i started on instagram--every picture nets me ~5 followers on average, and ~50-100 likes on the most popular account now. granted, these are really poor numbers compared to other "hot" artists on instagram, but just giving you examples. so instagram is basically 50x better for me.

i have now stopped updating all my image-social accounts: deviantart, flickr, and 500px--they all pale to the exposure on instagram.


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Nov 11, 2015 00:03 as a reply to  @ Xyclopx's post |  #4

I think the exposure on instagram can be taken with a grain of salt sometimes. A number of the followers and likes are bots.

It is good however to figure out what the hashtag is for the area and associated accounts. For example I recently drove the bottom end of Australia on the Great Ocean Road which is a big tourist drive, I found accounts associated with it and tagged them appropriately and my photos were reposted gaining me a few likes.

Im finding all the social platforms useful but Facebook wins for interactivity.


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Nov 11, 2015 12:28 |  #5

ashwb84 wrote in post #17779478 (external link)
I think the exposure on instagram can be taken with a grain of salt sometimes. A number of the followers and likes are bots.

very true. i would say about 1/2 of them are bots or blind usage. haven't seen the same thing happen on flickr.

It is good however to figure out what the hashtag is for the area and associated accounts. For example I recently drove the bottom end of Australia on the Great Ocean Road which is a big tourist drive, I found accounts associated with it and tagged them appropriately and my photos were reposted gaining me a few likes.

that's good advice. those hashtags definitely work. (and also attract more bots.)


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Nov 11, 2015 15:56 |  #6

They're two different audiences. Its up to who you want to reach, younger or older.




  
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Nov 11, 2015 17:52 |  #7

I photograph a lot of dancers and the majority of the work comes from Instagram. My audience is for dance work tends to be under 18 and Instagram works perfect for that. For family photos or any kind of commercial work, Facebook is where they usually find me.


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