Sunrise in Evanston over Lake Michigan Chicago 

More and more keeping up with all the social networks to promote and network is getting difficult.   Now there are ways to automate and post the exact same things on every platform at the same time.  But to me that is boring.  I like to mix it up.  My webpage and my facebook are the most up-to-date with what is happening but I am very active on twitter, google+, flickr, instagram, etc.  How do you deal with all the various places to post, be seen, and be heard?

I personally will share images first on different platforms, maybe a few minutes, hours, or even a day before I post it elsewhere.  Other content like engagement and wedding photos go up on the blog and facebook first for the couple to see and share.  I don’t expect people to follow me everywhere, but I want to make sure to get my brand out there. make myself discoverable, and be available to potential clients where I need to be. 

Sunset in Chicago at North Avenue Pier beach

So much of any business is promotion versus the actual product you produce.  A recent post about the actual time a photographer spends shooting yielded the results of only around 12%.   The rest of our time is taken up by editing, meeting and responding to clients, promoting, making albums/prints, etc. 

I want to engage people with my images, spark their interest.  How can I do that?  What would you like to see on my blog, on my facebook, etc?  Is their a location, shot, or a project you would like to see?

Sunset over an Snowy Icy Chicago at Fullerton

It is key to be social on the web these days, keeping people interested in your work and in you in general. 

If you are interested in following me on any of these platforms, here are the links:

Facebook: Christopher|F Photography on Facebook
Flickr: Christopher|F Photography on Flickr
Twitter: Christopher|F Photography on Twitter
Google+: Christopher|F Photography on Google+ 
Pinterest: Christopher|F Photography on Pinterest
Instagram: Christopher|F Photography on Instagram

**These are my latest images on the various platforms, the last one is exclusive (for now) in this blog.