A new study “identifies the photographers that are influencing the vast online community of both amateur and professional photographers,” says camera connectivity pioneer Eyefi, which worked with market analysts at EvolvesInc.
The result: the top 30 most socially influential photographers with the greatest online impact and engagement. “These influential photographers are encouraging people to explore photography in new ways, take great photos and share them with the world,” the company says. “New communities are developing as more people discover a passion for taking pictures.”
The top 30 photographers were identified using a broad range of influencer discovery and engagement tools, including Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and a collection of top photographer lists identified by insiders, Eyefi adds. “Candidates were carefully vetted for their topical expertise and scored based on measures such as social footprint, popularity among citizens by industry insiders, retweet frequency and other related social factors.”