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It is very tempting to use social media as a marketing tool for your photographs, especially if you are an aspiring photographer who wants more followers.
In itself this doesn’t seem like a bad idea. Who doesn’t want to get their name “out there”? After all, it’s free and you could reach a large audience through sharing by third parties.
What is not a good idea is using social media as if it was your website, uploading hundreds of images at a time.
If you do this on a platform like Facebook you might as well be giving them away, because Facebook provides a handy Download button to facilitate taking the images people want. You will have no idea.
Perhaps you are not interested in selling your images., either because you are not a professional, have another job and don’t want the money, or maybe you plan to sell them later at a later date but for now you just want the advertising.
This article should why giving away your photographs is a bad idea.