Photographers On Twitter: How To Use It

Twitter has become a major phenomenon this past year. But with everyone singing the praises of Twitter, most photographers are still questioning how to use it, and if it really is beneficial to your business. One of my readers, Michael sent me this email over the weekend, and summed it up quite nicely:are you on twitter

“…I signed up for Facebook and Twitter this past summer. But I guess I just don’t get why I need to be there. I’ve written a few things, but it’s never brought me a client. Is all this stuff really important to my business?”

Let’s look at 5 ways to use Twitter to help grow your business.

1. Have a desire to connect.
Do you attend networking events regularly? Why do you do it? Networking events work because you meet people face to face, and connect with them on a personal level. You attend meeting after meeting to establish a relationship, show people your true value, and make people comfortable being around you. People do business with friends. The same goes for online as well. You have to be there and be committed to making connections. Many people are “lurkers” – they watch what others say and rarely participate. I’ve had many lurkers become clients after following me for many months.
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Photographers On Twitter – 80+ Photographers You Should Be Following

New to Twitter and not sure what to do or who to follow? Here’s a list of 80+ photographers on Twitter to help get you started.Photography Twitter Links

We went out with a recent question to our followers, asking what photographers they follow. Below is the list based on your responses. The first 19 listed below were the overwhelming responses we heard over and over again, and all had well over 2000 followers. While this isn’t meant to be a complete list of all photographers, this will give you a great place to start.

Have any additional suggestions? We welcome your additions below in our comments.

@photojojo – I love the Photojojo blog to find the unusual when it comes to photography stuff

@acmephoto – Adam Nollmeyer talks photography in a great way – I love his tweets

@photojack – Jack Hollingsworth has a ton of resources and ideas to share with you

@chasejarvis -Follow Chase through his daily iPhone photos

@jeremycowart – Check out Jeremy’s Twitter page – amazing images

@joemcnallyphoto – Joe is a long time photojournalist

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