Comments on: On the Sidelines of the Brazil World Cup http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2014/07/07/on-the-sidelines-of-the-brazil-world-cup/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: JosephMarks http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2014/07/07/on-the-sidelines-of-the-brazil-world-cup/comment-page-1/#comment-355271 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:46:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=48619#comment-355271 Seriously who would even know reuterssport exits as a feed on Instagram. It is just another corporate attempt to brand itself without any knowledge how Instagram actually works. You are clearly missing out on the point of Instagram, it is a community of photographers sharing their work. If you corporatize your feeds as you are, there will be no engagement. Why is it that Getty gets it right, their photographers post to their own feeds, and build a following, engage the community and the corporate entity benefits also by reposting the photos to a separate feed. Everyone shares in the success and admires the work. Sorry, the idea of following another corporate promotional feed has little allure when there are so many fantastic photographers posting themselves. Did you even notice how many great photographers were posting images from Brazil during the World Cup? It was the perfect event to unleash the power of Instagram as so many of us were looking for the live moment to moment feel and vibe of Brazil away from the soccer pitch. Sounds like you created a curated reuterssport feed. In case you havent noticed Instagram should be “instant” not today’s pictures tomorrow or the next day. Sorry to see Reuters photographers missed out on one of the great uses of Instagram since its inception.

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By: Cropperboyce http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2014/07/07/on-the-sidelines-of-the-brazil-world-cup/comment-page-1/#comment-355270 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 02:43:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=48619#comment-355270 Every picture from “On the Sidelines” was posted on our Instagram account “Reuterssport” some were also posted on our “Reuters” Instagram account too.

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By: JosephMarks http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2014/07/07/on-the-sidelines-of-the-brazil-world-cup/comment-page-1/#comment-355268 Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:34:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=48619#comment-355268 Great idea for sure but too bad your old school ways prevented your photographers from posting these images to Instagram, the perfect platform for this work to be seen. All your competitors and many of your subscribers used that platform to show off Brazil and the so called “quirkyness” to readers all over the world. Seems strange to produce a project that for the most part will never be seen by anyone. You know well enough that traditional media outlets will not run this content nor will they pay for it when so much of it is already available on other people’s Instagram feeds. But of course, going back to your previous post that Instagram should be left to amateurs why would we readers expect that the great Reuters photographers who covered the World Cup would be allowed to show us, the consumers of great photography, their work of the field of play in a modern and up to date platform. Sad for the photographers work to be hidden behind password protected archives rather than available to be seen by the masses.

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