I wonder when “we” meaning professional and amateur photographers alike will learn to “stop” uploading our work to social media sites and galleries that are designed to CONvince us that we will be able to promote ourselves and be successful at photography. We wake up to find that “we” simply create a vast body of photography for others to exploit by changing the small print.
Me included I do it several times a week but for the benefit of whom?
I have shut down my Facebook account and deleted my photos. Instagram, 500px, photoblur, flickr etc are to go. I will learn to run and control the right use and promotion of my images via one site only. The platform for now will be WordPress and probably just blogging. The rest will go. Less is more so they say.
I have come to realise if I am not the go to photographer in my own postcode with the work I produce then I have little to no chance making something of a ripple in the rest of the world. So why should we continue to contribute to these sites for others to exploit and profiteer…?