Welcome to Grab Shots - Just like grab shots in photography these will be just as random. This is a series of random thoughts about the photographic industry, people in general, business and life. I'm going to keep them short and do my best to "plant a few seeds".
So, I've got one of these situations going on right now, a favorite pet peeve. Photographers who link you to an image on Facebook that's totally irrelevant to anything you're working on or interested in. They seem to think that by linking you it's going to help them increase their own brand awareness. Unfortunately it backfires. First, because you're linked to the image, you get stuck reading what everybody else has to say about it. Second, instead of appreciating the work and the effort that went into the shot, you get aggravated. It's like being spammed! Eventually you just go in and pull yourself out of the list.
Here's the point...If you want somebody to see your work just ask them.
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