Instagram is dead for photographers

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Mika Y.
Mika Y. Senior Member • Posts: 1,762
Re: Instagram is dead for photographers

The Maverick wrote:

Hi everyone,

I joined Instagram last month and started posting my photos daily. It was going well with increasing number of engagements day by day until from last week my engagements drastically ,dramatically fell down!! I heard of Instagram's new policy,what are your thoughts about it? With many platforms like Flickr and Instagram dead what do you think should we do stay at Insta and wait for an alternative (could take a while) or leave Insta and focus on 500px, Twitter etc.

Frankly, I'd say that in the fickle world of social media judging a service to be dead for photographers based just on personal one week's engagement statistics is quite premature.

Incidentally, looking at my own fairly sporadic Instagram activity, a photo I posted there this week seems to have the largest number of likes for any of my posts since March, but I don't expect that to tell much about Instagram's status for photographers, quality of my photos or anything else.

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