Pinterest is a photo sharing website for people who are enthusiasts of photo capturing, editing and uploading, which was invented in 2010. During the last two years, Pinterest has achieved phenomenal success in the world of photo sharing and social media. It has become a unique identity for students majoring in graphic design and media related fields. Below, you will find some key factors that students can take an advantage of in their career growth.
In Pinterest, one can find numerous features and tools to be used for image uploading and image sharing. Create an account and expand its features. Pinterest will show you the categories to follow while you are creating your account and you will be required to follow at least five categories in order to activate your account successfully. After creating your account, you’ll find images in the category being selected on the first page.
There are three main tools in Pinterest, namely “Add a pin”, “Upload a pin” and “Create a board” under the “Add” button. By using these tools you can upload an image from your hard drive or a website link. You can also create a board in which you can add multiple images and share them among your friend circles.
Follow your interests
Find the community that you are really interested in and follow it. Follow friends who are in the same trend as you. Share your ideas and knowledge among your friends and communities. For example, I’ve found the technique for multiplication of big numbers by drawing lines and calculating the cross bars. This technique is being taught by teachers in Japanese schools.
You can’t advance by keeping your thoughts in your head or putting them down in writing. For that reason you have to follow the principle of sharing and spreading.
Be inspired by other designers
On Pinterest you will find many famous designers, artists, photographers who have succeeded in their professional life. Follow their pages and pin boards, visit them regularly and motivate yourself to do something like these extraordinary entrepreneurs.
You should try to make a relationship with these outstanding designers. Borrow some thoughts and ideas from them and use it in your class projects.
Re-pin, like and comment
Pinterest provides such features as share, like and comment that are the same as on other social networking websites. “Re-pin” option is the same as the sharing option that you would find on other social networking sites like Facebook and Orkut, for instance. By using “re-pin” feature, you can share your favorite images among your friends and groups. You can like a particular image as well as count the number of likes that the image has. You can also comment a particular image in the comment section.
By using these tools, you can motivate novice designers, emphasize their mistakes and provide a guidance to achieve the best output. In the same way, you can become aware of the common mistakes by reading the comment section.
As we know “Knowledge is wealth” and it comes through experience and self motivation. To become a successful graphics designer or photographer, for instance, you need to follow your instincts. You should have an ability to follow your intuition and have enough confidence in yourself that you are going in the right direction. At last, knowledge is like an ocean whereas it depends on your curiosity and ability how much you can take from it.
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