As I started off learning photography I have learnt that the more I learn the more there is to learn.
It was suggested to me that joining a photo sharing website would help me discover what I like and what I don’t like. Basically looking at these sites would help me develop myself as a photographer.
It was also suggested that once in a while I should consider entering a few images into photo contests. I joined ViewBug & I have entered a few competitions. This was really just to gain a little exposure and to get some feedback on my images.
I’ve had a few people like a couple of my photographs but have not had a huge amount of traffic through my page until the other day.
Oddly I started getting email notifications saying that this person liked this image, this person is following you. Another person is following you……….this other person likes this image! As I say it was out of the ordinary so when I got home after a sixteen hour day I had a quick peek at my VewBug profile and it turns out that they had featured my profile on their members page.
I was pretty chuffed. I know for me to be featured on their members page was a totally random selection but non the less it would mean a handful more people might see some of my photographs. That can only be a good thing.
I looked a little deeper and they have done the same thing for over four thousand photographers!
I’m no longer feeling as flukey as I did a few minutes ago but I still feel extremely privileged that I have 81 new people following my posts.
So, this is just a quick and public thank you to the viewbug admin team for the extra exposure.
Jim Jimmy James.