I know a fellow who has 100,000 followers on Instagram.

My count is less than 300. In fairness, I probably deserve zero followers to go with my count of zero posts.

Some say there’s an advantage to having an audience of anonymous strangers.

There’s an advantage all right, but it belongs to Instagram’s parent company.

The first things one needs to learn as a freelance artist is to distrust claims that notoriety has value.

“It would be good publicity” is the ever-present lie that is never out of style.

Social media makes it their job to tell it. It’s the artist’s job to ignore it.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.