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Study exposes social media sites that delete photographs’ metadata – British Journal of Photography

Facebook and Twitter consistently remove the metadata from images, a new study by the International Press Telecommunications Council has revealed.

Study exposes social media sites that delete photographs' metadata – British Journal of Photography.

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The interesting part about this article is the comment posted by James Dodd, here is a bit of that “The number of these thieves who actually had a budget to purchase images in the first place is next to none, so we can’t moan as if we’re losing money because this money didn’t exist. Heck, people are now googling more for free photographs than they are for photographers, this is just the nature of our industry……”

How to make your photographers better, to stand out from the crowd

“Digital cameras have completely revolutionized the photography industry. With more convenient, cheaper and higher quality cameras now available on the market, it seems everyone owns a point and shoot or DSLR. More recently, social media brought this growth explosion to the next level, encouraging many people around the world to share their work online. Popular social media sites like Facebook host over 15-billion unique images and with its current rate of growth, users are expected to upload 30 billion more images this year alone. These sites, whether primarily built for photographers or not, are growing rapidly. In such a huge network how can you differentiate your visual artistry from the rest of the pack? Here are some tips to make sure your photographs don’t get lost in the crowd.” writes Chase Guttman in this interesting article found here on the Lightstalking blog

What he has to say is the basis of our teaching at The Oxford School of Photography. Our courses teach technique but more importantly, that your pictures are better because of how you see rather than the value of your equipment. Learning how to use your DSLR is vitally important because without control of  your camera you are at the mercy of it’s automatic functions, but beyond that it is about how you see and respond to the subjects before you, we address these areas in our Composition course and in the new Travel Photography course which starts on June 9th. We also explore deeper into the motivations of photographers to understand why we take take pictures and how we can infuse them with more meaning and purpose on our Intermediate Course.

Chase also has a blog site that covers similar ground to that which we aim to highlight and you might like to have a look at his Photography Tip World you cannot get too much of a good thing and we try to bring you the best. As our family motto goes, “Too much is not enough”

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