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How I Went from Family Photographer to Successful Instagram Influencer – Photography Article

It’s that time of year again for photographers: fall family sessions. It’s crunch time. Some photographers make the bulk of their yearly profits right now; others work their butts off in an area saturated with photographers and make enough pennies to cover operating expenses. I was part of the latter group a few years ago, and I burned out. I couldn’t bear to do another family session. I love photography, I love the creative art of it all, but I…

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Travel Influencer Called Out for Having the Same Clouds in Multiple Photos – Photography Article

Well, this is a little embarrassing. Argentinian travel influencer Tupi Saravia is being called out online after some eagle-eyed fans noticed that several of her images feature the exact same clouds… despite being taken in different parts of the globe. Oops… The gaff was first pointed out by Twitter User @santilishi, before being amplified by social media industry commentator Matt Navarra. Navarra tweeted a four-photo collage that seems to show the exact same sky in every shot, despite three of…

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Social Media Influencer Woes – Photography Article

I had read this story about a social media influencer who posted professional photos of her accident on Instagram along with what appeared to be a product placement. I thought it unbelievable until… it happened to me. Editor’s Note: In case it’s not clear from the outset, this is a parody. Okay guys… the first thing you need to know is that I am okay. Seriously, I’m okay, but in the interest of self-promotion, here’s the scary, magical series of…

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Instagram Influencer Raises Eyebrows with ‘Pro’ Photos of Motorcycle Crash – Photography Article

An Instagram influencer with over 216,000 followers raised eyebrows recently after she posted stylish professional-quality photos of herself lying on the ground immediately after she supposedly crashed her motorcycle. BuzzFeed News reports that Nashville-based lifestyle blogger Tiffany Mitchell posted a series of photos on July 31st after a motorcycle accident that she claims left her scraped up and shaken. Mitchell says that a photographer friend of hers named Lindsey Grace Whiddon was riding alongside her and shooting photos at the…

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500px Blog » Ambassador Spotlight: Meet Darinae, Ryan, Iza, Taya, and Renat-Renee – Photography Article

For the final part of our Ambassador Spotlight series, we’ll get to know Dariane Sanche, Ryan Longnecker, Iza Lyson, Taya Iv and Renat Renee-Ell Why did you become a photographer?:“I became a photographer because I like creating scenery and theatrical productions. I understood that there are no rules in photography! You can do what you want and let go of your mind and your imagination. For me, the art of photography is a passion and a full-time job that is…

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500px Blog » Ambassador Spotlight: Meet Dariane, Ryan, Iza, Taya, and Renat-Renee – Photography Article

For the final part of our Ambassador Spotlight series, we’ll get to know Dariane Sanche, Ryan Longnecker, Iza Lyson, Taya Iv and Renat Renee-Ell Why did you become a photographer?:“I became a photographer because I like creating scenery and theatrical productions. I understood that there are no rules in photography! You can do what you want and let go of your mind and your imagination. For me, the art of photography is a passion and a full-time job that is…

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This Influencer Posts Her Outtakes to Show that Instagram Isn’t Reality – Photography Article

Typically, when we write about influencers it’s not a terribly positive piece. But one Amsterdam-basedInstagram influencer is breaking that mold by doing something uplifting: posting outtakes next to polished photos as a “reality check” for followers who envy her social media image. Rianne Meijer is a style and beauty influencer whose 408K-follower Instagram account is chock full of the kinds of beautiful images we’re used to seeing: gorgeous sunsets, glamorous meals, and cute selfies set the stage for an enviable…

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Hiding Like Counts Sparks Tears and Controversy – Photography Article

Instagram’s controversial experiment with hiding public like counts is only live in seven countries, but it’s already inspired some freakouts from influencers who claim the change is crippling their engagement and destroying their livelihood. The experiment began in May, when Instagram made likes private for Canadian users only. Two months later, the social network expanded the trial to six more countries, adding Australia, Brazil, Ireland, Italy, Japan and New Zealand to the list. And just like that, millions of users…

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Picturesque Lake Popular on Instagram Actually a Chemical Waste Dump – Photography Article

It’s a popular question: how far would you go for a beautiful picture? For a number of Instagrammers, it seems the answer is: I would paddle out onto a beautiful Siberian lake that’s actually a chemical waste dump for the nearby power plant. What sounds like a joke is, in fact, very real. According to a report in The New York Times, a beautifully turquoise bit of water near the town of Novosibirsk has attracted hundreds of people intent on…

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This Famed LA Ice Cream Truck Has Started Charging ‘Influencers’ Double – Photography Article

The Instagram “influencer” problem is only getting worse. Two days ago, we shared an email exchange between a pair of wedding photographers who ran afoul of an influencer who wanted a free wedding photography package. Now, a famous LA Ice Cream truck has gotten so fed up, the owner has officially started charging so-called influencers double when they ask for free stuff. The CVT Soft Serve truck is an LA institution with a 15-year history, but its reputation comes with…

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Wedding Photogs Berated for Refusing to Work with ‘Influencer’ for Free – Photography Article

UK-based wedding photographers Frankie Lowe and Laura Dunning of Betrothed & Co recently ran afoul of an Instagram “influencer,” whose PR person seemed flabbergasted that the pair would choose not to work for free, for two years, in exchange for exposure to her client’s 55,000 followers. The story begins with an email from someone named “Melissa” who claimed to represent “a well known social media influencer” who is planning to get married in 2021. In her email to Betrothed &…

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Construction Guy Instagram Influencer Turns Out to Be Coffee Ad Stunt – Photography Article

A construction guy named Omar in Austin, Texas, became an “Instagram influencer” recently after attracting hundreds of thousands of followers to his @justaconstructionguy account with just a handful of photos. But it turns out the guy was a carefully crafted persona designed to help a small coffee shop sell coffee. After being created in May, the account shot to Insta-stardom when it was Tweeted out by Twitter user @barbzlovescarbs, who purported to be Omar’s daughter. In his photos and captions,…

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