After looking into photo trends yesterday I decided to do a little more research into apps. Many I have seen before but have not paid too much attention to. One app I have noticed that a lot of my friends use on social media is “Pintrest“. Until now I have overlooked it, due to the amount of photography apps that I currently have on my iPad and have found myself deleting many because I had far too many for me to use and maintain. This app however may be worth me looking into, as it looks as though it could be a good way to showcase your work and share items with others.
What is Pintrest?
Pinterest is a pinboard-style photo-sharing website that allows it’s users to create and manage their own theme-based image collections such as events, interests, hobbies and photographs. Users can browse other pinboards for images, “re-pin” images to their own pinboards, or “like” photos. The site was founded by Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra and Evan Sharp. Essentially Pinterest is a tool for collecting and organising things you love.
For photographers it is a place to not only showcase your own archive, but to collate the works of those who have inspired you and those you would like to emulate, it also comes along with handy tips and tutorials to help you along the way. Its visual format is perfectly suited for photographers.
References & Further Information
About.pinterest.com. 2013. What Is Pinterest?. [online] Available at: http://about.pinterest.com [Accessed: 2 Jan 2014].
PhotoVenture. 2012. 14 photography boards on Pinterest every photographer should follow – PhotoVenture. [online] Available at: http://www.photoventure.com/2012/10/15/14-photography-boards-on-pinterest-every-photographer-should-follow/ [Accessed: 2 Jan 2014].
Pinterest. 2014. Pinterest (pinterest). [online] Available at: http://www.pinterest.com/pinterest/ [Accessed: 2 Jan 2014].
Wikipedia. 2013. Pinterest. [online] Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinterest [Accessed: 2 Jan 2014].