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80 Photographers + 36 Networks = 257 Connections

We had a great response to the mini-project I announced last week on the topic of social networking and social photography. It’s always great to follow and connect with people of similar interests on the social networks, and as photographers we all have a lot in common. Personally, I’m far more included to accept contact with people on these networks if I know they’re a photographer — and from what I can tell, most of the links you guys provided were totally on-topic.

I was really amazed at how many different networks we’re a part of — some that I hadn’t even heard of before. All of the links left in the comments of the project post are listed below, separated by the network/website (most popular first) and listed in the order that they were received. If you’re part of these networks, check out these fellow photographers. And if you’re not a part of these networks, now is a good time to get started!

Enjoy the links folks, and go make some friends! (and let me know if I’ve messed up any of the links or left any out).

FLICKR

http://www.flickr.com/brianauer
http://www.flickr.com/c3l5o
http://www.flickr.com/happybokeh
http://www.flickr.com/jannem
http://www.flickr.com/robertkneschke
http://www.flickr.com/pfenya
http://www.flickr.com/gregorwinter
http://www.flickr.com/ctatunderground
http://www.flickr.com/geopirat
http://www.flickr.com/justinkorn
http://www.flickr.com/openorigins
http://www.flickr.com/mikereys
http://www.flickr.com/pawoli
http://www.flickr.com/lilwolfpro
http://www.flickr.com/pattyhankins
http://www.flickr.com/scottcoulter
http://www.flickr.com/emilyandbrian
http://www.flickr.com/cfarrugia
http://www.flickr.com/sneuweger
http://www.flickr.com/macmoov
http://www.flickr.com/sduffy
http://www.flickr.com/piston9
http://www.flickr.com/dneez
http://www.flickr.com/kerryokra
http://www.flickr.com/libeco18
http://www.flickr.com/vandyll
http://www.flickr.com/visuellegedanken
http://www.flickr.com/aquaamber
http://www.flickr.com/laanba
http://www.flickr.com/bestgramps
http://www.flickr.com/mgroves84
http://www.flickr.com/damienfranco
http://www.flickr.com/phlyersphan
http://www.flickr.com/electro76
http://www.flickr.com/hurworld
http://www.flickr.com/lightbin
http://www.flickr.com/civellophoto
http://www.flickr.com/dbcohen
http://www.flickr.com/kellsta
http://www.flickr.com/demiphotography
http://www.flickr.com/koltregaskes
http://www.flickr.com/guatemalaholla
http://www.flickr.com/borist
http://www.flickr.com/xgray
http://www.flickr.com/ajlmarques
http://www.flickr.com/brdavids
http://www.flickr.com/essjayt
http://www.flickr.com/picturefades
http://www.flickr.com/rchr
http://www.flickr.com/ctarda
http://www.flickr.com/rexlisman
http://www.flickr.com/the_wolf_brigade
http://www.flickr.com/mustanir
http://www.flickr.com/rejectreality
http://www.flickr.com/dpihac
http://www.flickr.com/25636851@N03
http://www.flickr.com/stachelpferdchen
http://www.flickr.com/eyermonkey
http://www.flickr.com/slacker-photos
http://www.flickr.com/spencer_hughes
http://www.flickr.com/amenthes
http://www.flickr.com/jonathanenns
http://www.flickr.com/neilcreek
http://www.flickr.com/jdsphoto
http://www.flickr.com/snevs
http://www.flickr.com/coryobrien
http://www.flickr.com/j-dot
http://www.flickr.com/mgnphotography
http://www.flickr.com/bryanvillarin
http://www.flickr.com/jacobsdad
http://www.flickr.com/_peteej_
http://www.flickr.com/groups/1001noisycameras

TWITTER

http://twitter.com/auer1816
http://twitter.com/c3l5o
http://twitter.com/pawoli
http://twitter.com/Cecilerudd
http://twitter.com/PattyHankins
http://twitter.com/sneuweger
http://twitter.com/MacMoov

http://twitter.com/sduffyphotos

http://twitter.com/jerrydeese
http://twitter.com/visualthoughts
http://twitter.com/photine
http://twitter.com/bestgramps
http://twitter.com/mgroves84
http://twitter.com/damienfranco
http://twitter.com/phlyersphan
http://twitter.com/Frances17033
http://twitter.com/mathewballard
http://twitter.com/koltregaskes
http://twitter.com/RWPhoto
http://twitter.com/ajlmarques
http://twitter.com/sijt
http://twitter.com/wolf_brigade
http://twitter.com/neilcreek
http://twitter.com/from10to300mm
http://twitter.com/coryobrien
http://twitter.com/bryan
http://twitter.com/fabfilippini
http://twitter.com/1001noisycamera

FRIENDFEED

http://friendfeed.com/auer1816
http://friendfeed.com/justinkorn
http://friendfeed.com/pawoli
http://friendfeed.com/lilwolfpro
http://friendfeed.com/pattyhankins
http://friendfeed.com/macmoov
http://friendfeed.com/sduffy
http://friendfeed.com/dneez
http://friendfeed.com/vandyll
http://friendfeed.com/damienfranco
http://friendfeed.com/phlyersphan
http://friendfeed.com/dbcohen
http://friendfeed.com/mathewballard
http://friendfeed.com/koltregaskes
http://friendfeed.com/amarques
http://friendfeed.com/neilcreek
http://friendfeed.com/from10to300mm
http://friendfeed.com/jdot
http://friendfeed.com/bryanvillarin
http://friendfeed.com/peteej
http://friendfeed.com/1001noisycameras

STUMBLEUPON

http://auer1816.stumbleupon.com
http://openorigin.stumbleupon.com
http://pawoli.stumbleupon.com
http://sneuweger.stumbleupon.com
http://sduffy.stumbleupon.com
http://dneez.stumbleupon.com
http://vandyll.stumbleupon.com
http://electro76.stumbleupon.com
http://bghouse.stumbleupon.com
http://koltregaskes.stumbleupon.com
http://ajlmarques.stumbleupon.com
http://neilcreek.stumbleupon.com
http://cory411.stumbleupon.com
http://1001noisycameras.stumbleupon.com

DEL.ICIO.US

http://del.icio.us/auer1816
http://del.icio.us/mreys
http://del.icio.us/pawoli
http://del.icio.us/damnilikethat
http://del.icio.us/PattyHankins
http://del.icio.us/sneuweger
http://del.icio.us/sduffy
http://del.icio.us/dneez
http://del.icio.us/visuellegedanken
http://del.icio.us/ACognitiveStateOfMind
http://del.icio.us/phlyersphan
http://del.icio.us/ccoenen/foto
http://delicious.com/allnarfedup
http://delicious.com/fabfilippini

DIGG

http://digg.com/users/auer1816
http://digg.com/users/pawoli
http://digg.com/users/sneuweger
http://digg.com/users/sduffy/
http://digg.com/users/dneez
http://digg.com/users/dtfranco
http://digg.com/users/phlyersphan
http://digg.com/users/Frances17033
http://digg.com/users/koltregaskes
http://digg.com/users/ajlmarques
http://digg.com/users/neilcreek
http://digg.com/users/didntyouhear
http://digg.com/users/1001noisycamera

FACEBOOK

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=734093046
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=529958473
http://www.new.facebook.com/people/Olivier_Bernard/681373809
http://www.new.facebook.com/profile.php?id=640225581
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=718060915
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=722976770
http://www.new.facebook.com/profile.php?id=595154777
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500011214
http://www.facebook.com/pages/DemiArts/17155054932
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=616897779
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Richard-Wong/25851171056
http://www.new.facebook.com/profile.php?id=3606547
http://www.new.facebook.com/pages/Avondale-AZ/Kate-Wall-Photography/8247099591

LINKEDIN

http://www.linkedin.com/in/epicedits
http://www.linkedin.com/in/mikereys
http://www.linkedin.com/in/pawoli
http://www.linkedin.com/in/macmoov
http://www.linkedin.com/in/shokanson
http://www.linkedin.com/in/francescivello
http://www.linkedin.com/profile?viewProfile=&key=26752564
http://www.linkedin.com/in/coryobrien

TECHNORATI

http://technorati.com/people/technorati/auer1816
http://technorati.com/people/technorati/joeyszy
http://technorati.com/people/technorati/sduffyphotos
http://technorati.com/people/technorati/Nielsp
http://technorati.com/people/technorati/dneez
http://technorati.com/people/technorati/bghouse
http://technorati.com/blogs/neil.creek.name/blog
http://technorati.com/blogs/1001noisycameras.blogspot.com

YOUTUBE

http://youtube.com/user/auer1816
http://youtube.com/user/mreys
http://youtube.com/user/sneuweger
http://youtube.com/user/sduffyphotos
http://youtube.com/user/phlyersphan
http://youtube.com/user/rwongphotodotcom
http://youtube.com/user/didntyouhear

MYBLOGLOG

http://www.mybloglog.com/buzz/members/BrianAuer/
http://www.mybloglog.com/buzz/members/pladijs/
http://www.mybloglog.com/buzz/members/pawoli/
http://www.mybloglog.com/buzz/members/DamnILikeThat/
http://www.mybloglog.com/buzz/members/Nielsp/
http://www.mybloglog.com/buzz/members/krizcpec
http://www.mybloglog.com/buzz/community/1001noisycameras/

PHOTOGRAPHYVOTER

http://photographyvoter.com/user.php?login=auer1816
http://photographyvoter.com/user.php?login=Nielsp
http://photographyvoter.com/user.php?login=housebg
http://photographyvoter.com/user.php?login=amarques
http://photographyvoter.com/user.php?login=neilcreek
http://photographyvoter.com/user.php?login=krizcpec

VARIOUS FORUMS

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/viewprofile.php?Action=viewprofile&username=Nielsp
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/postersprofile.asp?poster=hiilikiwhuik

http://www.odnoklassniki.ru/user/136944074598

http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/member.php?u=4347

http://forums.biorust.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=32298

PICTURESOCIAL

http://www.picturesocial.com/profile/Olivier
http://www.picturesocial.com/profile/bghouse
http://www.picturesocial.com/profile/SpencerHughes
http://www.picturesocial.com/profile/krizcpec

ZOOOMR

http://www.zooomr.com/photos/jerrydeese/
http://www.zooomr.com/people/damienfranco
http://www.zooomr.com/dbcohen
http://www.zooomr.com/photos/denunez/

PHOTRADE

http://www.photrade.com/portfolio.php?id=1617
http://www.photrade.com/phlyersphan
http://www.photrade.com/dbcohen
http://www.photrade.com/mathewballard

DEVIANTART

http://chica-x.deviantart.com
http://bizsumpark182.deviantart.com
http://stachelpferdchen.deviantart.com
http://johonbravo.deviantart.com

RANDOM OTHERS

http://www.blogcatalog.com/user/Nielsp
http://www.blogcatalog.com/user/dneez
http://www.blogcatalog.com/user/bghouse
http://www.plurk.com/user/pladys
http://www.plurk.com/koltregaskes
http://www.myspace.com/lilwolfpro
http://www.myspace.com/asthepicturefades
http://rrsimm.smugmug.com
http://cohoto.smugmug.com
http://www.pbase.com/zeming/profile
http://www.pbase.com/dux
http://www.redbubble.com/people/origin
http://www.last.fm/user/mreys
http://www.dopplr.com/traveller/pladijs

http://pownce.com/damienfranco/

http://www.cre8buzz.com/profiles/1550

http://www.myshutterspace.com/profile/bghouse
http://vimeo.com/dbcohen
http://vi.sualize.us/koltregaskes/
http://www.reverbnation.com/richardwong
http://www.photoportfolios.net/portfolio/pf.cgi?a=up&ns=1&pi=RWONGPHOTO
http://jpgmag.com/people/mlm
http://www.netvibes.com/1001noisycameras
http://reddit.com/user/1001noisycameras
http://www.mixx.com/users/noisycameras

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Mini-Project: Social Media Link-Up

sometimes, a hug is all what we need
Creative Commons License photo credit: kalandrakas

Those of you who follow ProBlogger know that Darren recently ran a small project called “The ProBlogger Social Media Love-In“. Essentially, he asked his readers to share their social media profiles so everybody could have the chance to connect. Well, I’d like to do something similar here on Epic Edits so we can all connect as photographers.

  • Are you part of a photo-sharing website such as Flickr or Zooomr?
  • Do you participate on other social media groups such as StumbleUpon, Digg, and Twitter?
  • Want to connect with other photographers?

If so, here’s you chance. All you have to do is read the rules below, and drop your links in a comment on this post. I’ll let this run for one week, then I’ll gather up all the links and post them in one (or more) articles. Before you leave your comment, be sure you read these rules:

THE RULES

  • Just copy the url of your profile to the comment, no need to use html links.
  • Limit your profiles to those that are photography-related. I don’t want to land on your Twitter page where you talk about nothing other than web marketing or real estate.
  • Don’t include your blog or photoblog — that’s not what this is about. Social media and photo-sharing sites only.
  • Don’t be shy. We’re all photographers, and we’re all part of the same community.
  • Include the phrase “Social Photography” in your comment if you want to ensure that the spam catcher won’t throw out your comment.

You can include things like Flickr, Zooomr, PBase, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Digg, del.icio.us, Plurk, Facebook, MySpace, FriendFeed, LinkedIn, YouTube, photographyVoter, Technorati, MyBlogLog, etc. Get the idea? Here are mine:

MY STUFF

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianauer/
http://twitter.com/auer1816
http://auer1816.stumbleupon.com/about/
http://del.icio.us/auer1816
http://digg.com/users/auer1816
http://friendfeed.com/auer1816
http://youtube.com/user/auer1816
http://photographyvoter.com/user.php?login=auer1816
http://www.linkedin.com/in/epicedits
http://www.mybloglog.com/buzz/members/BrianAuer/
http://technorati.com/people/technorati/auer1816

Try to not go crazy and put a link to every network you’ve ever belonged to. Include the ones that you actively use and keep up on. Like I said, I’ll let this run for a week and I’ll probably turn the comments off after that. So let’s see it — where can we connect with you?

ZORIAH: A Great Photojournalist

© Zoriah

I have a deep admiration for great photojournalists. The ones who do well have a special gift for capturing real events as they happen to real people. Being able to convey these things to people across the globe through photos and written stories is truly a gift. I’m no photojournalist myself, but I hold those who are in very high regard and their photos are some of my favorites to experience.

© Zoriah

INTRODUCING ZORIAH…

Zoriah is one of these great photojournalists. And what I really love about his work is his ability to combine photojournalism with art — I find many of his photos to be highly artistic in nature. He’s completely independent; covering the issues that he wants to cover. Zoriah is not bound by anyone’s agenda but his own. He chooses to cover some of the tragic and terrible events that mainstream media won’t. But with this freedom comes sacrifice in other areas (especially in the wallet). Even with limited budgets, Zoriah keeps doing what he loves. He also has a very defined explanation of what photojournalism means to him:

I think photojournalism is about producing journalism in a way that hits people right in the heart and their emotional core using the power of the still image to affect people on an emotional level and make them want to change and educate or have some action in a situation.

MORE ABOUT ZORIAH AND HIS WORK

© Zoriah

If you can’t tell by now, Zoriah is a photojournalist and war photographer specializing in documenting conflict, crisis, and disaster. He is an award winning photojournalist whose works have been featured in some of the world’s most prestigious galleries, museums and publications. Zoriah’s clients have included The BBC, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, ABC News, NPR, Focus and many others. With a background in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Aid, Zoriah specializes in documenting human crises in developing countries. His vitae not only lists photographic achievements and study, but also the in-depth training and experience necessary for working under extreme conditions in some of the world’s harshest environments. (quoted from Zoriah.net)

He’s covered events such as the Lebanon Post Conflict and Cluster Bomb Aftermath, the Gaza Medical Crisis, the Thailand Tsunami, the Bird Flu Pandemic in Southeast Asia, Hurricane Iris, the World Trade Center Attacks, and many more.

© Zoriah

FOLLOWING ZORIAH

Zoriah is currently in Iraq covering the ongoing events via his blog, Flickr, etc.

I would highly recommend checking out each of his sites, particularly his new blog where he combines his amazing imagery with first-hand reports and stories. You won’t find this type of journalism on typical mainstream media. Also note that the photos you see on this post are just a small portion of his work.

FINAL THOUGHTS ON ZORIAH

© Zoriah

This entire post is a bit out of the ordinary for me. I don’t typically feature single photographers because there are way too many great ones out there. But Zoriah actually contacted me several days ago looking for tips and such on his new blog, and he introduced himself as “new to blogging, but old to photography”. As soon as I saw his work, I knew that Zoriah was a very special individual… one of those people who can change the world with nothing more than a camera. And to top it all off, he’s very down to earth and approachable as a real person just like you and I.

I wish him all the best of luck with his current and future endeavors, and I invite all of you to view his photos, read his writing, and take an interest in what he’s doing.

© Zoriah

What’s Your Experience With Film?

Digital is the norm nowadays. Most of us shoot with digital cameras, even those who have traditionally shot film. Both mediums have their perks and limitations, so one is not necessarily better than the other. I’ve only recently been introduced to film photography, but it may be something that I dabble with from time to time (I’m even trying to get my Dad to send me his old manual SLR equipment from the 70′s & 80′s). So this got me thinking, how many of us have already experienced film and at what level?

What is Your Experience With Film?

Also check out the poll results from last time “What Percentage of Your Shots Are Worth Hanging?” A majority of us fall into the “less than 1%” or “1-5%” categories, but we actually had quite a few claiming to achieve up to 25% or 50%.