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Okay, so you’ve just snapped the most amazing sunset picture while walking home from work. You believe that this isn’t just any sunset picture. No way. This has colors that explode off the screen, shadows deeper than the darkest part of night, and buildings that seem to shimmer in the fading light. You’re determined to ensure that everyone in the world sees it. This is the photo that could get you the Pulitzer Prize for Photography. Perhaps even the Nobel Peace Prize. Or even the Medal of Honor? Okay, calm down, even if it gets featured on Bored Panda then it’s an achievement. But first, you’ve got to share this stunning image by posting it on social media.
What’s going through your head right now? Probably something like this.
I should choose my social media account wisely. This sunset photo might be epic, but is it epic enough to go on my Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and maybe LinkedIn for good measure? This is dangerous, as I could risk watering down its exclusiveness by posting it across the board, but then again more people are likely to see it. A real dilemma. I feel like only your own wedding, or a perhaps a new puppy, is a good enough reason to post on ALL social media accounts. I’ll go with good old Instagram. I should really use that multiple photos feature one day too.
I always forget to look at the stories, so I wonder if anyone actually cares about them. What exactly is Instagram doing differently to Snapchat with the stories feature? Speaking of Snapchat, those Snap Spectacles look fun, but I hope they don’t look as ridiculous as Google Glass. Anyways, stories or feed… Let’s go with both to be sure, as it really is a one-off sunset photo.
Oh god, there are so many filters. Who actually looks through all of these? Toaster filter? No chance. Maybe I’ll go with no filter and show everyone that real beauty doesn’t need to be edited and tha… Oooh! I love this Valencia filter! Let’s use that.
Will 20 hashtags be too many? Maybe it’s not enough. I don’t know anymore. Perhaps using no hashtags is cooler and my friends will share this image around the world. Maybe I better just use #sunset. That’s classy.
What on earth is Lux about? I wonder if real photographers are appalled by these. Probably. How sharp should my image be? I swear next week I’m going to understand the editing tools properly.
Should I go for something serious? Or something funny? Maybe an ironic caption like: “Urgh, what a terribly boring sunset.” That could be crazy enough to work.
Surely everyone else thinks this is the best sunset photo they’ve seen in years, right? Right?
Maybe they are just busy. Yes, that must be it. They haven’t even seen the photo yet.
It’s been over six hours and not a single like? Why do I even bother.
My faith in humanity is restored.
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