Photographer Twitter Tips

You most likely arrived at this post via Twitter. It is also possible you arrived via a search engine. Either way, thanks for stopping by and enjoy these great Twitter Tips directed towards Photographers.

  • Tweet your photos
  • Tweet your blog posts
  • Tweet when you upload new work
  • Tweet when you find a new photographer who’s work you enjoy
  • Tweet about new equipment you found and love
  • Tweet Photography Tips
  • Tweet Tutorials
  • ReTweet photography related topics
  • Tweet photography news
  • Use photography hashtags like #photog #togs #twittographers
  • Use services like TwitPic and Posterous
  • Use URL shorteners
  • Add yourself to directories like WeFollow
  • Tweet discounts
  • Don’t tweet too much (although relative because everyone has their own methods)

Please share your tips and ideas and as always, thanks for reading!

Scott

Contributors Tips:

“One of the most natural and expected reactions of being seen as a resource of any kind is that people will generally seek out your advice. They’ll ask questions, solicit your opinion, or just point you to something that they think may be of interest to you. What it boils down to is that people are taking the time to ask for your thoughts. The best thing you can do is to actually respond.” from Building Your Photog ‘Tweet’ Cred by Brian Matiash

Updated 9/11/2010

This Post Has 16 Comments

  1. As a photographer, what should your target audience be? Are you going to sell to other photographers or people who are in need of photographers? For instance, if you are trying to obtain more portrait work, marketing to other photographers is probably not going to net you much business, or am I missing something?

  2. great tips we are a new photography business, My husband though has been a pro photographer for over 35 yrs (black and white fine art) I have taken over the marketing and was glad I came across the post on pro studio supplies on Face Book! It is a bit daunting starting a new business and being new in town, Thanks again

  3. Making a name for yourself to other photographers is as important in social media because the photography community is just that, a community. If someone hears of a job and knows you are from Alaska they will point the job in your direction. That happened to me just yesterday. Marketing to everyone in social media is a good thing.

    1. I really enjoyed your Twitter Tips. I have been abvle to get great leads from local photographers in my area as a result of Sial Media marketing – some just out of the blue.
      Cheers, Erik

      1. Thanks Erik! I’m glad social media has been good to you.

  4. I totally understand. The economy makes it even harder creating a business. Fortunately there is a lot that can be done through social media. Thanks for reading and I hope that what I write helps or at least points you in the right directions.

  5. Making a name for yourself to other photographers is as important in social media because the photography community is just that, a community. If someone hears of a job and knows you are from Alaska they will point the job in your direction. That happened to me just yesterday. Marketing to everyone in social media is a good thing.

  6. I totally understand. The economy makes it even harder creating a business. Fortunately there is a lot that can be done through social media. Thanks for reading and I hope that what I write helps or at least points you in the right directions.

  7. Great tips! One tip I have is to always make sure your tweet has extra space at the end to allow for it to be retweeted easily as it can get cumbersome if you need to delete words to have the tweet still make sense. The extra space I leave is usually the length of "RT @" + your twitter account name :)

  8. That is a very good tip. Sometimes leaving space is just not possible but it is a great idea.

  9. Hi Scott, I just saw a link to this post so I clicked on it to find out what are your twitter tips.

    At first I would like to say, that I like your blog and following your tweets, but these twitter tips are only about one side of the coin. I think you forgot about the other and in my opinion more important side.

    For me the best twitter tip there is goes something like this: Listen to what other people have to say. Be part of the community, engage in a conversation. Don`t be a twitter user who looks like his has been programmed to put out “ads” to his work.

    Everyone is putting some content out there but only a few people listen, don`t you think?

    I understand this post is about a year old and your point of view might be different by now. I just wanted to add my opinion. :)

    Best Regards

    Michal

    1. Michal,

      While you are correct, my tips are specifically for photographers. The tips you mentioned are for Twitter in general. I will add them to the contributors tips if you would like.

  10. Also, tweet about personal life. There are thousands of great photographers these days. It’s important to stand out as a person, not just a photographer.

    1. Very true, but not too personal. Just enough so people know you’re human.

  11. Great tips. I must admit I’ve recently begun tweeting, and yes I have struggled with trying to link my work to my tweets effectively.

    It’s all well and good telling people what you’re doing but I don’t really understand the whole tweeting images stuff. It’s not something I can get my head around.

    retweeting tutorials and tips is a great way to get people reading your tweets though I like it.

    Thanks for the post.

    1. Thanks for checking the tips out Jo. I hope that they come in handy as you begin to develop your tweeting structure

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