March 12, 2012 in Public Relations

Photography: The more the merrier?

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Are you the kind of guy to show every single photo you have shot on the net?

There is nothing wrong with that. The web is a free place.

But maybe I can give you some reasons to rethink this strategy.

I have lots of photos you will probably never see

Most photographers are working with the principle: The more the merrier!

Let me explain you why this will not working well for photographers:

The more photos I show the merrier I will be seen!

Keep in mind, that you will risk to bore your audience with similar stuff. Remember the old times your uncle bored you with hundreds of photos of you aunt staying in front some tourist traps? How do you cope the good a old times of slide shows. Me? I was drinking lots of beer and soon fall asleep. What will you do today in front of your computer? Yes, switch to the next interesting information…

The more photos I show the merrier I will get good critics!

The same thing here. You get in danger to bore your audience. Or you will be unfollowed by demanding critics that are made somewhere else. If you want critics do the thinking first and don‘t let your followers do it: Is there a possibility someone have written something about your problem somewhere else? Use the search functions and have a look. So you don‘t waste precious time of your audience and risk to be overseen because of boredom and ignorance.

The more photos I show the merrier I will become famous!

If you want to become famous there are many things to keep in mind. In cases of showing your photos: Show only the best of the best. It is the worst photo that determines your popularity, not the best. You don‘t need to show lots of photos to impress and let the people keep you in mind. And there are a few more things left to do, than showing photos… 🙂

What do you think is the best practice to show photos on the net?


  1. March 29, 2012 at 18:26

    erno g


    agreed. guilty as charged. i find myself posting a couple of the same subject.

  2. March 12, 2012 at 21:15

    Olaf Bathke


    Sam, you are so right…

  3. March 12, 2012 at 18:00



    I prefer the ‘less is more’ approach.
    Better to show very few very good pictures and not bore your viewers to death!

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