On Mastodon

I Am Not a Fan of Consuming Photography Online

I am not a fan of consuming photography online. Which probably sounds weird, coming from someone who just finished 100 days of posting daily to his photoblog. I should probably clarify this a bit:

I do not like looking at photographs in a feed like application like Instagram or Mastodon (as I learned just recently, when I tried to follow some photo related hashtags).

My main issue is with presentation and image size: Photos are way too small to appreciate them really and they are all in the same format and context.

Also I am missing intentionality. I am not looking at photographer X’s work, I am just looking at everything at once – and whatever some algorithm deems right for me at the moment. (Not on Mastodon, but following hashtags feels pretty much the same.)

Don’t get me wrong, I do not have an issue looking at photos on a screen – although nothing – nothing! – beats the printed image – but I would rather go to peoples’ websites, where they present their images in a way that they think fits their work best and that they put a little bit of effort into.

So I guess, what I am trying to say is this: Create a dedicated place for your photography online. Get a website going, start a photoblog and share your images in a format that they deserve.

If you already have a photoblog, please share it with me. I’d love to follow along.