How to build a following on social media: A guide for photographers 

Modeling Photoshoots from PhotoWant

Social media is a terrific medium by all means. It fuels your popularity and also has the power to burn you. The reach you gain with the right content, and a suitable set of audience is incomparable to passing pamphlets to display photographs. 

We are all byproducts of the digital boom. We see and sponge in information, majorly from social media. This is the door that fashion photographers need to explore, as it is the epicenter of promotion, advertisement, and influential marketing. Social media is essential to build an online presence and showcasing your work. 

Read also: Types of photoshoots

Showcase your photographs where it fits the best 

Choose the platform that suits your style and audience the best. Avoid following the crowd – everyone has their own goals, style, and vision; rather than following the herd, research on the platform where your photographs can shine. 

Social media platforms are not rigid to the general Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Flickr, Behance, and Zenfolio are a few other platforms expressly set for photographers like you. 

Read also: How to Prepare for a Photoshoot: Steps to Follow

Build your brand with content and engagement 

A brand is not confined to large corporates. Your voice, style, and perception are your brand. The key to establishing your brand is by identifying your ‘x’ factor. Still unsure of what constitutes your brand? It’s nothing other than that dazzling factor that makes you stand apart from your peers; it is the same thing that makes you follow your idols. 

Once you have created your style, build brand loyalty by pushing your style on all your media platforms. Find your key clientele and make way for your voice through the power of social media. Draw your photographs so that it beams your name and create engagement as you sell the lifestyle. 

Read Now : Dubai All Set to Host its Premier Fashion Show: Fashion Factor 4th Edition

Interact with your followers 

Communicating with your followers is integral to elevating your social media presence. Leave your followers hanging, dry, and unentertained; there will be nothing more to build for your brand. 

You can start by replying to comments and, even more, a personal approach – posting stories of behind-the-scenes, polls, or even ‘ask a question.’ It may not be easy to trend like the veterans, but it is a start. It may seem like a slow and monotonous process, but trust me; it is going somewhere. 

Produce quality content, not in bulk 

We all know how important it is to give out quality content; quantity does not matter. Well, it is the same tip for photographers as well. But when it comes to building a social media following, you have to follow characteristics like expressive, informational, shareable, relatable, and unique. Moreover, you need to make sure your content is SEO optimized. 

Rather than pushing out sub-standard, generic content, focus on providing valuable, branded, and charismatic content to your vast audience. You can always switch up your content delivery if you are not receiving consistent engagement from a type of content. Listen to your audience and trust your vision. 

Also Read: 4 Ways To Cope With Mental Health In The Fashion Industry

Utilize the tricks of social media analytics 

Social media analytics can be a precious tool for photographers looking to track the success of their content and make data-driven decisions about their social media strategy. By analyzing the data and using it to inform your approach, you can better engage with your audience and grow your social media presence over time.

All you need to do is: 

  • Set up your profile analytics tool for all your social media platforms.
  • Watch for audience engagement metrics such as likes, comments, shares, saves, and reactions. This will help you understand the type of content the audience finds the most entertaining. 
  • Track and analyze audience reach to measure the number of people viewing your content, impressions made, and followers gained. 
  • Monitor your growth. Analyzing which strategies are driving the most growth can help you identify what tactics to focus on in the future.
  • Use the metrics and data to form your content strategy. For instance, if a particular post or story piqued your audience’s interest, it would work best to create such content in the future. 

Read Now: Top 10 Fashion Designers In India

Let’s wrap it up 

If you want the public to know about your work and brand, social media platforms would be the best possible way for you. Why wait when all you need is the internet to create social media profiles, cook up content, and deliver your work to your prospective audience? Tell your story and let the world know about it.

A writing enthusiast who inclines toward photography and an artistic way of expression. Started writing blogs by the end of her degree studies and continued to do so with much more involvement in designing and marketing. She enjoys her free time doing self-care, listening to music, and capturing some stories.