Photo sharing apps and platforms can be a great way to promote your business, showcase your professional photography, and curate a shareable portfolio. Whether you’re hoping to find the right place to showcase your photographs or are looking for a platform to share your images with existing clients, here is a breakdown of the best apps for sharing photos as a professional photographer:
Flickr is one of the world’s most popular photo sharing apps with 112 million registered users. It is also the photo sharing app favoured by professional and amateur photographers alike. One of the main benefits of using Flickr is that it is extremely user-friendly. Whether you’re looking to post and share your photos or sell and store them, you will find it very straightforward to do this on Flickr. Although Flickr is a free app, when you spend $60 per year on Flickr Pro, there is no limit to the number of images you can save and store in your account.
Imgur is a content hosting app, but unlike Flickr, it doesn’t focus just on photography. Users can share GIFs, memes and videos as well as traditional photographic images. One of the most appealing aspects of using Imgur is its popularity. In 2019, Imgur was receiving approximately 274 million visits per month, making it one of America’s most popular websites. Imgur tends to appeal to a much younger audience than other photo sharing apps.
Unsplash is an app focused solely on beautiful photography, and as well as allowing photographers to share their images it provides free-to-use, high-definition photos for editorial use, commercial use and personal use. Whilst the idea of giving away your images may not be appealing to some professional photographers, if you’re new to the sector then using Unsplash is a great way to promote yourself and grow your reputation in the industry.
Behance is owned by Adobe, and the primary aim of this app is to create a platform where both professionals and amateurs can share and discover creative work. Whilst this creative work can take many forms, photography is one of the most popular on the platform. Behance is considered a superior portfolio website for both photographers and artists.
Finally, YouPic is a photography portal that works in a very similar way to Flickr, but without any of the restrictions. With YouPic you can personalise your cover picture and profile picture, allowing you to give your account an identity that aligns with your professional brand. Whilst this is a relatively new app, it is one that is growing rapidly in popularity.
Making use of photo sharing apps is a great way to promote your business and reach a wider audience for your photography skills and services. The more tools you have in your armoury to promote your professional photography, the more successful your business is likely to be. As well as displaying your photographs via photo sharing apps, offering other services, such as the QR code image sharing offered by EventsAlbum, will only enhance the value of your brand and the number of services that you can offer to your client base.