2,500 Kick Ass Google+ Photographers (part 4 of 5)
This is the fifth time I've shared my photographer's circle on Google+. I'm going to share it in 5 posts. Thus far, I've shared last name A-Da, Da-Ho, Ho-Mi. Today's , part 4 of 5, today, represents Mi-Sh. I'll share the last remaining circle tomorrow.
I originally shared my photographers circle at 500, 1,000, 1,500 and 2,000 photographers. I'll probably share it again eventually when it gets to 3,000.
A few notes about this circle.
The criteria that I look for (and don't always get right) in this circle is that the photographer produce interesting and engaging photography. I also look for people who are active in the community, post mostly their own work, and post regularly. I'm looking more for people who post their own work and less of the noise stuff (gifs, links, non-photography, promotions, etc.). I also like people who are positive, friendly, nice, helpful, etc. and dislike people who are mean, snarky, jerks, disrespectful, etc.
I have a pretty well known bias against signatures and watermarks. You will see very few photographers in my circles who use them. I really hate the watermark debate and would rather not have it with folks. I just don't like them -- it's my circle that I have to look at. There are likely a few folks in here who use them who are friends of mine, but for the most part, this is a pretty watermark free circle. It's totally cool if you love your watermark, it's just not something I really want to look at. Please don't hate me for my aesthetic preference.
Finally, the photography community on Google+ is probably the best one on the internet today. There is no way that I can possibly include all of the fine photographers worth following on G+. There are wayyyyy too many. These are just 2,500 that I personally have noticed. I'm sure I left out some really amazing ones -- like you if you are not in this circle :) I'll probably also totally kick myself when I realize that I accidentally left out a really obvious good one who may even be a friend of mine -- again, maybe even like you. :)
Stay tuned for part 5 and thanks again to all of the great photographers on G+ who make this place such a delight to hang out.
Part 1-5: http://goo.gl/17ujpn
Part 2-5: http://goo.gl/3vn0OC
Part 3-5: http://goo.gl/lyVn6f
*Note, Google Circles are terribly wonky. It wouldn't let me add some photographers in my circle into these circles because of "domain errors." If this affected you, sorry about that.