The First 10 Photographers You Should Follow on Google Plus **Updated**
Google’s new social networking site, Google+, has exploded recently and looks as though it’s going to serve as a legit competitor to Facebook. This presents new opportunities for photographers to market their work, as well as learn and interact with fellow photographers. This list is photographers who are on-board with making Google+ a successful place for networking and sharing. They’re all active in posting links, articles, sharing photos, and even writing articles. Add them to a Photography circle to start a great networking base in Google+.
Trey is widely known for his Stuck in Customs site and as the leader in HDR photography. Regardless of your views on the craft, Trey has brought it into the photography mainstream and has done an excellent job at marketing his work.
2. Colby Brown
Colby is a Denver-based landscape, travel, and humanitarian photographer. He recently wrote a blog post debunking the recent Scott Bourne myth that using Google+ means that Google owns your images.
3. Thomas Hawk
Thomas has had a huge Internet following for some time, so it only makes sense that he would be one of the first to migrate to Google+. His portfolio is excellent, but I enjoyed his recent post of Top Ten Google+ Tips for Photographers.
Jim is an outdoor/nature photographer from San Francisco. His portfolio is full of beautiful images, but it’s the articles that he’s been posting to Google+ that have been essential in welcoming and getting me integrated into the new social network.
The co-founder and CEO of SmugMug is another photographer that’s been posting great links that should be essential to getting started with Google+
Paul is a Los Angeles based live-performance, commercial, and portrait photographer.
Damien recently asked his followers to chime in, and in doing so, created a huge, and still growing, list of photographers that reside on Google+.
8. Beau Kahler
Beau is a rock-climber and photographer from Fort-Collins, Colorado.
Chris is a travel photographer and the co-host of the Happy Shooting (in German) podcast.
10. Nicole S. Young
Nicole is a full-time food and lifestyle photographer and author living in the Salt Lake Valley area of Utah.
Leave a comment below to let me know if there is someone that I left off of this list, and of course you can also follow me on Google+ I also still have a few invites left to Google+ if anyone is looking for one.
**Updated 7/14** – After seeing the early explosion of photographers creating community in Google Plus, it seems as though many more have jumped on the bandwagon. Here are a few more photographers that should be essential for your photography circles:
D Fruscia is a fine-art nature and landscape photographer from St-Lazare, Quebec, Canada.
Terje is a Norwegian landscape photographer that has photos from all over the world.
Christian is in marketing and advertising in Paris, France, but it’s the landscape and wildlife photos on his Google+ page that will catch your eye.
14. Eric Leslie
Eric is a California-based landscape photographer.
15. Gary Crabbe
Gary is another California-based landscape photographer and is the founder of Enlightened Images.
16. Russ Bishop
Russ has an extensive collection of stock and fine art landscape photography.
**Updated 7/22** – Instead of continually updating this post with new photographers I’ve created a list of all of the Photographers lists that are continually popping up.