It is unthinkable of someone doing photography and not be a part of the social media bandwagon. Whether it is for marketing to reach out to new customers, or to self-promote or for mere self-gratification, social media is imperative for photographers.
Social media involves a series of websites and mobile platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and several others which allow sharing of images and information. All of these have been possible thanks to the advent of the internet and fast wireless connectivity.
Social media has helped in the development of several, some of which are extremely popular, virtual communities where people exchange ideas, information, and knowledge within a moderated environment.
Thus, these platforms immensely benefit budding photographers who are looking for ideas to work on, knowledge on post-processing techniques and even knowledge of routes and local information (landscape destination) among many other aspects related to photography. Thanks to the availability and promulgation of smartphones social media applications and interactions have literally sky-rocketed in the last 5 years.