Before I reset my Flickr photostream a couple of years back, I had something approaching 5000 photos there.
To my eternal chagrin, the one with most views by far was a picture of a handful of 80s compact film cameras.
A sequel picture to that one is my second most viewed, and some 17 of my top 20 most viewed images are of cameras and/or lenses.
On the upside, I do quite enjoy making pictures of beautiful old cameras, and of course any attention one picture gets will possibly, if not probably, lead the viewer to explore more of your other work.
Much like blog posts – the most popular ones are often the entry ticket to your archives.
I’ve gradually re-released some of my older shots into the public stream again on Flickr, and again, those of photography gear seem to reap the largest audience.
But why? What do you think? Why are pictures of cameras and lenses so popular?
Do you have any of your own experiences with posting these kinds of images online, and how much attention they receive?
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