Facebook Photo Albums Do’s and Don’ts

This is a ‘one finger pointing to you, two fingers pointing back to me’ post. Not intentionally singling anyone out – and I’m guilty of some of the ‘Don’ts’ in this post! There are also more ‘Don’ts’ in this list because I’m a legalist at heart, but what other Do’s and Don’ts would you add?
Don’t’s:
  • Don’t post up blurry, or unintentionally out of focus photos: it ruins the purpose of an album, to tell a story.
  • Don’t post up 200 photos in one album. Just because there’s an upper limit doesn’t mean you have to reach it with every album. Break it up a little, books have chapters so too can your albums.
  • Don’t mix up the order of your photos: especially if chronology is important to the photos you post up. It’s bad story-telling, and you don’t want to be known as a bad story-teller!
  • Don’t post up un-rotated photos: it’s bad for people’s necks!
  • Don’t post double-ups: even if one photo was without the flash and the other with…pick the better one and leave it at that
  • Don’t post up unedited photos alongside obviously edited photos: it makes you look a) too lazy to edit all your photos, b) like you’re trying too hard to be a ‘pro photographer’, c) like you’re happy with your edited photos but unhappy with your unedited photos (so why did you post those up?).
  • Don’t spam tag: when you take a photo of something rude and tag all your friends.
Do’s:
  • Do post up photos in an album some at a time, especially if the photos develop an unfolding narrative (like a wedding or event)
  • Do post up edited photos: but if you do, make sure that the photos in the album are edited with consistency.
  • Do write captions for your photos: witty or otherwise, they help viewers enter the story of the photo and album.
  • Do ‘like’ and ‘comment’ on other photos that you genuinely enjoy.
  • Do set your album privacy settings to ‘everyone’ when appropriate. When is it appropriate? That’s up to you to decide (be wise, and especially obtain permission where necessary – like other people’s kids).

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Steven grew up in a nominal Buddhist home, was introduced to Jesus in early university and after lengthy debate and reading came to realise that Jesus made more sense of life, meaning, morality and our ultimate destiny. Graduating from Queensland Theological College in 2011, Steven is a Pastor at his home church, SLE Church, in Brisbane, Queensland. Steven is also husband to Steph, father to Jayden, Janessa, and Eliza, and part time blogger. He also loves a good New Zealand Pinot Noir, Australian craft beer, and coffee. Though preferably not mixed together.