Instagram, Ello, Google+, August: it’s remarkable how photographers just love those services the most that make sharing photos most inconvenient. First you have to export from your DAM (where you enter all your titles, captions, keywords!) to a JPEG file, then manually upload, and type your title, caption, keywords/hashtag stuff again. As if embedded IPTC metadata doesn’t exist!
For Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and many other services, you can as least just export directly from Lightroom (with the help of 3rd party plugins). Including most of the metadata, or at least a portion of it that is useful.
Yes, I know that’s the way that everyone shares their photos on these services – but are you, as a photographer, everyone? Unlike the grainy cellphone snapshots of food and cats, good photography enriches those services with beautiful content. You’re contributing something that makes hanging out on these services worth the wile of other users. They want your uploads, your content, the community – why do they make it so difficult to contribute?
I think photographers are so used to get treated like shit by stock agencies, search engines (image search = come steal my photos!), park services and authorities in general (“you can’t make photos here!”), we just need to be treated shitty, to really feel like a photographer… 😛