Find a 'new Instagram' – 5 alternative photo sharing platforms

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For many photographers, social media is a love-hate relationship. On the one hand, posting can be time-consuming, and it can be confusing to know what to post on the apps because of constantly-changing algorithms. Of course, social media is also a fantastic promotional tool for photographers, and some professionals cite it as the kickstarter of their careers.

It’s no secret that the photo-sharing app, Instagram, has changed, becoming more like video platforms such as TikTok or BeReal. With its algorithm now biased towards reels, it is clear Instagram is no longer a photography app.

Peter Fenech

As the Editor for  Digital Photographer magazine, Peter is a specialist in camera tutorials and creative projects to help you get the most out of your camera, lens, tripod, filters, gimbal, lighting and other imaging equipment.

After cutting his teeth working in retail for camera specialists like Jessops, he has spent 11 years as a photography journalist and freelance writer – and he is a Getty Images-registered photographer, to boot.

No matter what you want to shoot, Peter can help you sharpen your skills and elevate your ability, whether it’s taking portraits, capturing landscapes, shooting architecture, creating macro and still life, photographing action… he can help you learn and improve.

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