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ISBN-13: 978-0321820402 ISBN-10: 0321820401 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press; 1 edition (April 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321820401
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321820402
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #655,273 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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" . . .Google+ is the best online platform for photographers — and anyone who wants to display artwork of any kind online, and I think that Google+ for Photographers really delivers for anyone who is attempting to sort out how to use it as a platform to promote their business, their work, or just meet others of a like mind, and so I very highly recommend this book.”

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About the Author

Colby Brown is a full-time photographer specializing in fine art, landscape, travel and humanitarian photography. Colby teaches photography workshops, digital editing classes, and webinars all over the globe, and his diverse portfolio spans photography work from North America, South America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. With his latest humanitarian photography organization, The Giving Lens (www.thegivinglens.com), he looks to combine photo education workshops with sustainable development initiatives all over the planet. His work can be found at www.colbybrownphotography.com and on his Google+ profile page.

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Colby Brown is an award winning photographer specializing in fine art landscape, travel and humanitarian photography. Colby teaches photography workshops, digital editing classes, and webinars all over the globe, and his diverse portfolio spans photography work from all corners of the planet. With his latest humanitarian photography organization, The Giving Lens (www.thegivinglens.com), he looks to combine photo education workshops with sustainable development initiatives to help make a true difference for those in need. His work can be found at www.colbybrownphotography.com as well as on all major social networks.

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All in all, a well written and well layed out book!
Paul Beiser
Not only does Colby Brown explain how you might best use Google+ as a networking tool, he also explains how to build a following and a dynamic online presence.
Chris Hoffmann
If I were to suggest anyway that the book could've been better... Hmmm, as I have very little time to read these days, I do love audio books.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Eric Leslie on May 23, 2012
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Google+ for Photographers is more than just a guide teaching you how to use the tools and features. It covers the best practices for posting pictures, organizing people into circles, sharing content to those circles and much much more. The significant meat of this book lies in his wisdom for how to leverage G+ to build real relationships with people. There are some subtle nuances that Colby helps you master that ultimately help you grow your audience. That's what we as photographers want right? It doesn't matter if you are doing it for work or pleasure, we have this simple desire to share our creations with people. As photographers, we are edified when we can touch other people through our work. There really isn't ego involved here.

This is a great read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Chris Hoffmann on April 11, 2012
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If you are interested in social media, Google+, photography and/or building an online presence, you should invest in Google+ for Photographers. If you are a photographer and you use social media to promote your work, you need to invest in this book. Not only does Colby Brown explain how you might best use Google+ as a networking tool, he also explains how to build a following and a dynamic online presence. Colby explains Google+ in depth, starting with nuts and bolts such as the differences between social and interest networks, then moves into the specifics of Google+ (aka G+) with respect to both photography and general interaction. As a bonus, while you read you're greeted by some of Colby's images as well as perspectives from and photos by other well-known photographers, all complimenting screen shots of the network. There's both useful information and amazing images. Bottom line: Google+ is a great way to network, build an online presence and become globally connected. Colby Brown does an excellent job of outlining the tools and tips you need to do it successfully.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Alvarez on May 6, 2013
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The examples do not match the current versions of the Web and mobile (Mac) apps -- as of May, 2013. As a result, Google+ remains somewhat of a mystery to me. The book claims the app is intuitive, yet the treatment of the subject only intensifies the mystery of it. It seems unlikely to me that the app is really as Byzantine as it appears to be in this book. I walk away from this experience committed to figure out how to use it for good effect for photography. Regretably, this book helps only a little in that endeavor.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jeff MacDonald on January 11, 2013
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This book is a very good introduction to Google+, in general. I've had a G+ account for a while but hadn't really explored all the features much. This book does a good job of walking you through the G+ features and explaining them. Since it's written from the perspective of a professional photographer there's a lot of emphasis on using G+ to get yourself (and your work) noticed, how to use G+ as a marketing and customer communications tool. This is not a bad thing and is applicable to anyone who has something they want the world to know about whether it be photographs or other art work, or ideas.
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I was a little worried about the older publish date. I need not have worried. The book was well organized and complete in it's contents. There are lots of screen shots and although somewhat out of date - still very helpful ones. It's a good idea to have this book in hand when you go through setting up your profile, posts, photo's, circles, and communities. There are areas I am not interested in at this time but will come back to the book when I feel the need. The author did include an update at the end of the book (as of Jan 2013). Money well spent in my opinion.
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This book takes you from beginning to end in G+ for photographers (and beyond). It is a great guide to take your photos at the highest level, using Googles+ in the best way. Sometimes it needs some updating because these social networks evolve very fast, but nothing you really cannot solve by yourself. Highly recommended.
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It helped me understand how Google+ works and how to use it as an amature photographer. Well done Mr. Brown!
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This book was exactly what I needed to begin presenting my photography on Google+. Colby Brown has done his homework, including spending time with the Google employs who are building the site. This allows him to not only explain how the site works, but also give insights into what's going on behind the scenes. Thanks to this book, I feel I have a much clearer picture of how the site operates, including many functions and aspects I doubt that I would have discovered on my own. It is clearly written with plenty of screen shots to illustrate what is being discussed. Highly recommended.
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