MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 9, 2014) - Eyefi (www.eyefi.com), the global leader in digital camera connectivity, today recognized the first ever top 30 most socially influential photographers with the greatest online impact and engagement. The study identifies the photographers that are influencing the vast online community of both amateur and professional photographers.
Recognizing the top 30 social photographers was inspired by the proliferation of photography. "People are constantly capturing and sharing their most special moments. We estimate that more than 2 billion photos are taken every day worldwide," said Alan Bullock of InfoTrends. "Photos are essential to the way we communicate as a society and how we represent ourselves to others."
These influential photographers are encouraging people to explore photography in new ways, take great photos and share them with the world. New communities are developing as more people discover a passion for taking pictures. The most influential photographer, Jeremy Cowart, has even developed an app, OKDOTHIS, that delivers call-to-action ideas, encourages growth and inspires people to be creative with how they share their photos to the community.
The talented artists that encompass the top 30 ranking are those making the biggest impact in the online photography space. They have the most substantial and measurable online engagement, and the highest level of respect and attention from those in all spectrums of their field.
"Every photographer embodies two distinct traits: they are stellar visual artists, and truly successful social connectors. They engage audiences with both their expressive photographs, and their social influence. They are extremely deserving of this recognition," said Matt DiMaria, CEO of Eyefi.
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. 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.
The top five most socially influential photographers, including Twitter usernames and URLs include:
|1. Jeremy Cowart||@JeremyCowart||www.jeremycowart.com|
|2. Joe McNally||@JoeMcNallyPhoto||www.joemcnally.com/|
|3. Peter Klesken||@PeterKlesken||www.klesken.net/|
|4. Chase Jarvis||@chasejarvis||www.chasejarvis.com/|
|5. Adam Bouska||@bouska||www.bouska.net/|
The top 30 most socially influential photographers can be found on the Eyefi website at: http://www.eyefi.com/go/sip
At Eyefi we are passionate about photography. We build products and services that help photographers experience the beauty and clarity of life's moments anytime, anywhere. We are dedicated to creating products and services that enable consumers to enjoy a secure, magical experience beginning the moment they take a picture and extending to anywhere they wish those images to go. Our pioneering, patented, technology and products provide the only way to get high quality pictures from any digital camera to any Internet enabled display device, instantly. Eyefi products have transferred over 1 billion images from digital cameras to the Internet, mobile devices and PCs.
Eyefi's headquarters is in Mountain View, California and our products are available throughout the world. Our investors include NTT Docomo, Opus Capital, Shasta Ventures and TransLink Capital. Eyefi was founded in 2005.