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Posting photos

From: Facebook for Photo and Video Pros

Video: Posting photos

There's really two ways to post photos directly to Facebook, either individually or as part of an album. Let's take a look at uploading an individual photo and take advantage of some of the information that we can tag onto that image. I am going to go ahead and make a post. Notice I can offer a Status update, upload a Photo or a Video or create an Offer or an Event for people that are fans of my page. I'll choose Photo/Video and in this case, I could attach an individual photo or a video file.

Posting photos

There's really two ways to post photos directly to Facebook, either individually or as part of an album. Let's take a look at uploading an individual photo and take advantage of some of the information that we can tag onto that image. I am going to go ahead and make a post. Notice I can offer a Status update, upload a Photo or a Video or create an Offer or an Event for people that are fans of my page. I'll choose Photo/Video and in this case, I could attach an individual photo or a video file.

Let's start with Photo, and we'll look at Video a little bit later. First, I choose the file. There is the optimized image we created earlier. From 74 megabytes down to 238 kilobytes, one of these files will upload a whole lot faster than the other. Let's choose that optimized image. It's attached, and now I am going to say something about the photo.

So, I have put a little bit of information about upcoming photography workshop I am leading. Notice I can actually schedule this post, and this allows me to add a year and a date when this should come out and down to a specific date. This is quite nice, because you could be super specific as to when a post will be released. Unlike a normal Facebook page, which just allows you to post right then, a page allows you to go ahead and schedule post.

This could be useful so you could put some posts in the queue. Rather than releasing everything at once, you could schedule post in the future to promote upcoming events or to spread out your content over time. Now I also can tag this. There it is and now it's scheduled with a location as well to tell it where this happened, and if I wanted, I could promote this to people who liked the page with the budget. That looks great.

But for now I'm just going to go ahead and remove the date and time and just click it immediately. There is the photo. If people click on it, they see extra information. There is my watermark that I added over in Photoshop, and if people click, they can actually go to that destination and find out more about it. So, this is a great way for you to connect your content and to use your post to tie to extra information.

So, if you are having a gallery showing, or leading a photo workshop, or having an event, you can connect your images to that content.

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Facebook for Photo and Video Pros

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  1. 1m 12s
    1. Welcome
      40s
    2. Using the exercise files
      32s
  2. 7m 45s
    1. Transitioning from personal to business
      3m 12s
    2. Examining shifting demographics
      2m 38s
    3. User engagement on Facebook
      1m 55s
  3. 30m 13s
    1. Finding connections
      3m 38s
    2. Attracting new conversations
      4m 3s
    3. How many Facebook accounts do you need?
      4m 21s
    4. Using lists to split your content
      8m 49s
    5. Creating events
      2m 50s
    6. How often to post
      1m 37s
    7. When to post on Facebook
      1m 11s
    8. Enhancing your page
      3m 44s
  4. 13m 48s
    1. Why set up a company page?
      2m 48s
    2. Choosing a page type
      4m 32s
    3. Using Insights to understand your social media reach
      3m 20s
    4. Attracting fans to your page
      3m 8s
  5. 47m 22s
    1. Why post work samples?
      6m 56s
    2. Prepping photos
      4m 3s
    3. Posting photos
      3m 7s
    4. Creating albums
      5m 54s
    5. Prepping video
      3m 35s
    6. Posting video
      2m 58s
    7. Creating notes for complex posts
      3m 40s
    8. Using third-party hosts
      3m 37s
    9. Using a third-party host: 500px
      1m 41s
    10. Using a third-party host: Piqsure
      3m 7s
    11. Using a third-party host: Screenr
      3m 44s
    12. Do you have the rights to post the content?
      1m 8s
    13. Considering the terms of service
      3m 52s
  6. 10m 27s
    1. Creating a group
      1m 59s
    2. Adding members
      1m 1s
    3. Controlling privacy
      1m 37s
    4. Posting content to a project
      1m 36s
    5. Exploring the role of discussion threads
      2m 50s
    6. Messaging clients and the team
      1m 24s
  7. 15m 0s
    1. Posting content to advertise
      8m 0s
    2. Targeting a prospective audience
      3m 23s
    3. Setting an ad budget
      3m 37s
  8. 16m 39s
    1. Why go mobile?
      54s
    2. Monitoring messages
      3m 37s
    3. Posting photos on the go
      5m 47s
    4. Posting video on the go
      6m 21s
  9. 47s
    1. Goodbye
      47s

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