DAY 5 OF 10 – LEARNING BASIC PHOTO SKILLS: “CONNECT” – Tag your photos.

grand canyon during golden hour
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Day Five: “Connect” — Tag Your Photo

In this age of social media, we hear the word connect often, don’t we? Connect with us on Facebook! Connect with me on LinkedIn! Given what today’s technologies can do, it feels like the world is getting smaller, and we’re more connected than ever.

There are many ways to interpret this theme: from a gadget to a handshake, from a bridge to a gathering among friends. What’s yours?

Today’s Tip:

Add relevant tags to your post, like “photography.” The image above could also be tagged with “bridge” and “San Francisco.” Tags group your related posts together, help to organize your site content, and tell readers what a post is about. Tags also make it easier for others to find your latest posts in the Reader.

Day Five: “Connect” — Tag Your Photo

Photo of couple holding hands by Cheri Lucas Rowlands.
Photo of couple holding hands by Cheri Lucas Rowlands.

Be sure to tag today’s post — and your posts in general — appropriately. Add broad tags, like “photography,” “iPhoneography,” or “film photography,” but also specific tags that describe your image. (The photo of the couple above, for example, could also be tagged with “love” and “engagement photography.”)

However, don’t over-tag! Between five to fifteen tags per post (or a combination of tags and categories) is good practice. If you over-tag your post, it won’t show up in the tag pages of other bloggers’ Reader feeds.

Why tag a photo? On some social media, people are often looking for certain subjects of pictures. Say for example you tagged your photo as “engagement” on your photo. Now, when a new couple goes into Twitter or some other social media site, and they type in “engagement”, guess who’s photo shows up on the search menu. Yes, yours. So, if you want to have a lot of people see your photography, this is a great way to share your photos.

Another great thing to do is to have (click here:) Photo albums. When people come over to your house you can have good photos to show them in your collection of Photo albums.

Another thing to do is to have your photos framed: Frames for photos. Check out the beautiful selection of frames for your photos, and in all prices.

Next Monday through Friday of next week, don’t miss this series of “Basic Photo skills”. Episodes 6 through 10 will be presented.

Published by 123photogo

I have been a photographer for many years. Worked in retail selling cameras and accessories for over 20 years. Taught many photo classes, and have even been a judge in several county fairs. Now, I want to share photo instructions and entertainment with all other photographers around the world.

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