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Photography has always been something considered to be admired and discussed among friends. “Cool picture!” people always say. “I remember that!”  However, can’t we bring this type of discussion to the world of online social media?

Facebook photographers, we know you love posting photos to get some attention. That’s why we want to help. We’ve told you how to start conversations around photos on your Page How To Really Start Conversations Around Your Facebook Photos How To Really Start Conversations Around Your Facebook Photos So you're a new startup for an app/gadget/website/service, or maybe you're just a freelances trying to sell yourself, and you aren't sure how exactly to get conversation going on your Facebook Page. Look around, it... Read More , but not everyone has a Page. This doesn’t mean you can’t get your friends talking.

Tell A Story


Absolutely everyone posts pictures of their faces tilted awkwardly up at the camera with horrible expressions and awful lighting. Don’t be everyone. Instead, why not use your photos to tell a decent story?

People — for whatever reason — just like looking at people! But to make things really interesting, there should be an interesting story behind them too. While it seems obvious, pictures of vacations, family reunions, parties with friends, and even the classic “transformation Tuesday” are a great way to get everyone chatting in an incredibly positive environment. With that said, wherever you are, whatever you are doing, be sure to take plenty of pictures. This way you and your friends can all revisit that moment of your life and talk about it.

Take A Step Into The Past



Speaking of revisiting moments, why not drag out your old print photos, scan them, and upload them to good ol’ FB? Heck, if you don’t have a scanner, digital cameras are decent enough these days to take photos of photos, and you can upload them that way.

As I said before, people love talking about pictures of themselves, so it’s even better to post photos of your friends from way back in the past. For whatever reason, old photos age like fine wine. The longer they’ve been around, the better they are, and the more nostalgic viewers will feel.

MakeUseOf has a great article on posting these types of pictures taken in the past, but one tip offered is that you should never delete photos — even the bad ones. Make sure you read why you should never delete dodgy digital photos Why You Should Never Delete Dodgy Digital Photos [Opinion] Why You Should Never Delete Dodgy Digital Photos [Opinion] The digital age we're now living in has changed our ideas of ownership and copyright. For better or worse. It's also changed the way we do various things. In the field of photography moving to... Read More .

Break Out The Funny


Although I’m not personally a fan of posting such things, uploading funny pics and memes are a surefire way to get people chatting. Here at MakeUseOf, though, we’re generally big fans of memes. As a matter of fact, we’ve got a few articles all about them! Below are a couple of pieces to give you the details on how to create memes and how to create them the right way.

Tag Your Friends


Facebook — as you probably know — offers the ability to tag your friends in any picture. Simple stuff, really. However, if you want people talking about your photos, make sure you tag them. Sure, pictures may appear on your friends’ feeds anyway, but that doesn’t mean they will comment on them — of course not.

By tagging people, you are essentially inviting them to comment on your photos. You don’t even have to post photos they actually appear in. You could easily post photos of events these friends were at. or tag them if they asked to see pictures of your most recent vacation. Easy stuff, easy stuff.

Post In Groups And On Pages


Are you part of a localized group or do you Like a massively-popular Page? Yep. That’s probably pretty much everybody who is reading this article. Posting photos on these portions of Facebook can help you generate quite a bit of conversation from people you don’t even know.

The types of images I would recommend posting are images of events within your local area or photos of yourself using a company product. This can generate a ton of feedback from the virtual community. Will you receive some bad comments? Most likely. Will you receive some decent ones? Probably.


Oh, Facebook. You are the World’s Largest Scrapbook, and at the same time, you are home of the World’s Largest Scrapbooking Club. We’re all part of it, and we are all here to share with our friends. And if you’re not, why not post your photos? People — regardless of how bad the photos may be — would love to see them.

What other ways do you use to generate conversation around your Facebook photos? Do you even post photos on Facebook? Have you used the above ways to get some conversation going?

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  1. Nonegiven
    September 4, 2013 at 11:07 am

    It's worth remembering.. your picture could also end-up as the next internet meme.