I think Twitter is great for photographers and here are 10 reasons why:
1. Twitter is a great way to exchange tips and tricks about anything related to photography.
2. Photographers can post their own images on their blog, online gallery, or TwitPic. Then hyperlink it in a “tweet”, and get instant results from other fellow photographers.
3. You never know who you might meet, I found a few local nature photographers in my area that I had no idea even existed. I live in a very rural area and it’s nice to know there are other people that enjoy the same hobby as I do that live near me.
4. I follow many photographers and every day I read very helpful and interesting articles about photography that one of my Twitter friends’ have posted. Most of which I usually re-tweet (or RT).
5. Twitter is a instant connection to other photographers, which allows you share ideas very quickly with your followers.
6. Let’s be honest, Twitter is a prime marketing tool right now. If you have a gallery and are looking to sell your images, you could market some of your images from your gallery on Twitter. If you do this too much, you will most likely see your followers dwindle.
7. It’s a great way to quick take a poll. Let’s say I was wondering what other photographers thought about a new camera body, you could ask the question on Twitter and watch the replies flow in.
8. You can discuss a new piece of photography equipment you recently purchased and get instant feedback from a photographer who also owns it.
9. If you recently created a new blog post and want it to be seen, you can put the hyperlink in a “tweet” and get a lot more traffic to your blog post.
10. When out “shooting” photos, it’s fun to update your Twitter page with “play-by-play” messages so your followers know what and where your photographing and how it’s going.
I hope you enjoyed this blog post and thanks for reading!