In my mind I thought that after the event I wouldn’t have much to do, but I was wrong.
The first job on my list was to sort out the pictures that I took on the day. I had the ‘on the day’ images, and Carl had the portrait studio images. I sorted through the images and have then some simple editing, which consisted of touching up on the brightness and the contrast. They also needed to be uploaded onto the Facebook page. I wanted to get these up sooner than I did. I wanted to have them on the page by the next day, Thursday, but they took slightly longer to edit than I anticipated because there was a huge amount of them.
The portrait studio images didn’t get edited. As I edited the photos I had, I asked for the other images to be sorted, edited and sent to me to upload on the page, however this didn’t happen and because of the time frame (I already had people message the page and ask where they can find the pictures), I didn’t want to have to edit the pictures for another day and uploaded them two days later than anticipated. I also wanted to get them up as quick as I can due to the fact that Fotonow had their own photographer on the day who had uploaded her images through the Fotonow flickr page, so I also wanted ours up at the same time. Our portrait studio photos can now be found on the Fotonow Flickr Page as well as the HomeFoto Facebook page.
This is the Fotonow flickr page where they uploaded the live portrait studio photos.
The images of the event travelled really far this year. Loads of people from the event sought out our Facebook page and liked, commented and shared on the pictures of them, and this spread the word even further.
We had over 40 new notifications of people finding their photos, new page likes and comments, the page had never received so much attention as it has since the event.
This person shared the picture from the album, and tagging everyone in the image meant that this picture from the page was viable on all of their profiles, therefore spreading the work about the event.
These two took a different approach and decided to tag each other in the comments. This might not have caused as much traffic onto the site as sharing but it is possible that this would have been on the timeline of both their feeds.
Pictures of the event are even being used as profile/cover photos for social media.
This screen capture is taken from the Fotodome twitter page, who is using an image taken at our event as their cover photo. Although it is not captioned as the Homefoto event, the current last tweet is about our event:
The Fotonow Facebook page also used an image that was taken by Sophie Squires on the day: