100ASA is Here with the Bold Mission
Many photographers who are serious about their craft join photo-sharing platforms in hopes of gaining viewership and building a following. But soon after they realise that their platform of choice panders to commercial interests. Therefore, rather than prioritising photographs with artistic value, such platforms only push financially lucrative content. They value average marketing spend more than the quality of content being displayed on their sites.
Rather than relying on the quality of content, the exposure depends on the simple metric of the number of likes and comments. Such a methodology makes this platform vulnerable to manipulation where poor-quality content can get more exposure than one with artistic value. Plus, it charges a membership fee so photographers might have paid the fee for a few months until they even realise the inept methodology at work.
For amateur photographers, it offers a great way to learn from professionals and use their feedback to build upon their photography interests and hone their skills. 100ASA is the perfect photo-sharing platform that brings the community of photographers together without letting their financial interests hurt the craft and psyche of the users it aims to attract.