Photographers learn how to get exposure online with Photocrowd…
Do you want to get exposure as a photographer? Then learn about Publishing Photos Online with Photocrowd and join a community of amateur and professional photographers!
As an amateur photographer, I have been looking for ways to publish my photos online.
The primary reason for doing so is to receive peer feedback on my photos. Another reason is to compare my photos to those of other amateur photographers to see how badly I am doing. 😉
One of the first websites I came across is Photocrowd, which is an online community where all levels of photographers can register and share their photos.
What I find brilliant about Photocrowd, is that there are competitions specifically for amateur photographs where “the Crowd” (that would be myself and other Photocrowd members) can “rate” each other’s photos as well as “love” and “comment” on them.
Each competition has a “Brief” and we then get to use a three-star rating system to gauge whether or not the photo fits the brief.
What is also appealing is that the whole tone of Photocrowd is a positive one, even the rating system avoids the use of negative language.
Additionally, you can track the stage of each competition you have entered and you also have live updates on your current ranking in each competition.
On this note, I would like to point out that in order to see your photo’s ranking, you must give back by rating at least 50 photos of other contributors. I quite like the concept of “giving back” in this way, especially since I have a free membership.
There are three “Upgrade” options and depending on which option you subscribe to, you receive a few perks, one of which is how many photos you have to rate to see your current rank. Check out this link for a breakdown of the various subscriptions.
Since joining, I have entered six competitions and my rankings based on Crowd ratings range from 45th to 1024nd. I have to admit that my 45th ranking is out of a total of 100, so clearly I have a lot to learn and practice.
Although I would prefer to have better rankings, entering the competitions has opened my eyes to what other photographers are doing. It is also challenging me to explore different techniques and to look at everyday objects from a completely different perspective!
Here are a few of the photos that I have entered into competitions so far: