9 Reasons Why You Should Join An Online Photography Community

If you want to improve your photography, learn new skills, and get your name out there, then joining an online photography community is a great idea. Find out why you should join!

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If you're looking to improve your photography, make new friends, get feedback on your photos, and get your work out there, then joining an online photography community is a great idea. Here are some more reasons why you should join an online photography community, as well as some of the benefits you'll get when you do get involved.


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1. Share your photography with like-minded people, and make new friends

By joining an online photography community you can share your photos, and view other people's photos, finding great photography to look at. You'll also be able to leave comments on photos you like, as well as get comments on your own photos. With messaging between members, you can make new friends, and find new things to photograph.


2. Improve your photography, by getting feedback, and critique on your photography

Not only can you get comments on your photos that you upload, but with some sites, like ePHOTOzine, you can specifically request critique on your photos, for when you want additional feedback and help with your photography. You'll find detailed comments, with hints, tips, and ideas on how to improve your photography.


3. Learn new skills, and get inspiration from other photographers

If you're looking for inspiration, then have a look at the photo gallery, or even use the filters to find photographs on a specific theme or subject, you could look for landscape photography, portrait photography, macro photography and more. Another feature found on many photography communities is the ability to follow other photographers so you get notified when they upload new photos.


4. Get your photography seen by others, promoting your own work

By uploading your work to an online community like ePHOTOzine you'll be seen by thousands of other photographers, who can follow you to get updates when you upload photos.


5. Improve the look of your photography portfolio with paid membership

Some photography sites let you join an enhanced package, where you pay money to the site, and get additional features. ePHOTOzine has an e+ package for only £15 per year that gives you a customisable portfolio, ad-free profile, more photo statistics, original downloads, a short profile link (so you can share it with others more easily), custom backgrounds, and more.


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6. Depending on the site, you could win prizes in competitions

On sites like ePHOTOzine, your photo uploads are automatically entered into the weekly "Photo Of The Week" competition, which means you could be in with a chance of being featured on the homepage (for a week), as well as win a memory card.


7. Keep up to date with the latest news, and reviews of cameras, lenses and other photography accessories

Most photography communities feature a news section, and sites like ePHOTOzine also feature a range of reviews, including camera reviews, lens reviews, smartphone reviews, and other photography reviews, including tripods, bags and more.


8. Discuss photography and other topics in a photography forum

You don't have to upload a photo in order to start talking about photography, instead, you can post a topic in the photography forums to ask questions, get help and tips, and discuss anything else that comes to mind. Make sure you find a friendly photography community.


9. Find new photography subjects, ideas, and techniques to try

If you're running out of inspiration, then you can have a look at a range of photography features and photography techniques to inspire you. You could master underwater photography, macro photography, or find a model to work with to create great-looking portraits, and these are just some of the subjects you'll find covered.


Want to find a photography club or community that meets in real life? Then have a look at the ePHOTOzine Directories, where you'll find a list of Photography Clubs and Societies, you may even be able to find one near you.

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