Call for Entries - All About Photo Awards 2020

What makes an image popular?

What makes an image popular?
What makes an image popular?
Hundreds of thousands of photographs are uploaded to the internet every minute through various social networking and photo sharing platforms. While some images get millions of views, others are completely ignored. Even from the same users, different photographs receive different number of views. This begs the question: What makes a photograph popular? Can we predict the number of views a photograph will receive even before it is uploaded? These are some of the questions we address in this work.

We investigate two key components of an image that affect its popularity, namely the image content and social context. Using a dataset of about 2.3 million images from Flickr, we demonstrate that we can reliably predict the normalized view count of images with a rank correlation of 0.81 using both image content and social cues.


If you want to know how Aditya Khosla (MIT), Atish Das Sarma (eBay Research Labs) and Raffay Hamid (DigitalGlobe) show the importance of image cues such as color, gradients, deep learning features and the set of objects present, as well as the importance of various social cues such as number of friends or number of photos uploaded that lead to high or low popularity of images, read their full article here!

Are you curious? What is the potential popularity of your work on a scale from 1 to 10 and what does it really mean? In an article for The Verge Khosla explains: "It actually represents how many views are expected on your image per day, on average, but in a log scale,". "What this means: if the score is 5, we expect roughly 2 to the fifth = 32 views on your image per day, or if its 6, roughly 2 to the sixth = 64. However, this metric is not entirely accurate, and the most important thing is the relative score i.e. if A has score higher than B, it's likely to receive more views."

Intrigued?

  TRY IT HERE!
Photo LA
Sponsored Link
 

More Photography News

Event
Palm Springs Photo Festival: 3 Day Workshop with Erwin Olaf
Palm Springs Photo Festival: 3 Day Workshop with Erwin Olaf
This is a rare opportunity to spend 2 days with one of Europe's acknowledged masters of the medium. ...
  Read More
Event
75 Portraits of Holocaust Survivors Photographed by Martin Schoeller
75 Portraits of Holocaust Survivors Photographed by Martin Schoeller
The show, "Survivors - Faces of Life after the Holocaust," in Essen, Germany, includes 75 recent photographs by the German-born artist Martin...
  Read More
Contest
Gomma Grant 2019 Shortlisted Photographers
Gomma Grant 2019 Shortlisted Photographers
The Gomma Photography Grant is a grant contest tailored to fund and support photographers, both emerging and established, working among various...
  Read More
Interview
Exclusive interview with Svetlin Yosifov
Exclusive interview with Svetlin Yosifov
Svetlin Yosifov is a freelance photographer based in Bulgaria. He won the 1st place for the AAP Magazine #9 Shadows with his work 'Mursi People'. We...
  Read More
Event
Finding Your Vision Workshop with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb
Finding Your Vision Workshop with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb
Do you know where you're going next with your photography-or where it's taking you? This intensive weekend workshop will help photographers begin to...
  Read More
Publication
This Is How the Heart Beats by Jake Naughton and Jacob Kushner
This Is How the Heart Beats by Jake Naughton and Jacob Kushner
Same-sex relations are illegal in thirty-two African countries. Most, including Kenya and Uganda, were former British colonies, and the legacy of the...
  Read More
Event
Life Interrupted: A photography exhibition focused on lives altered by circumstance
Life Interrupted: A photography exhibition focused on lives altered by circumstance
The Plaxall Gallery & Long Island City Artists (LIC-A) invite you to join us for the Opening Reception of Life Interrupted curated by Orestes...
  Read More
Publication
PRESENT by Stephan Vanfleteren
PRESENT by Stephan Vanfleteren
Stephan Vanfleteren is mainly known to the general public for his penetrating black & white portrait photography, but over the past decades his work...
  Read More
Best-Of
Best Rising Photographers of January 2020
Best Rising Photographers of January 2020
Here is a selection of a few portfolios for the month of January 2020 from rising photographers we think you should take a look at. We hope you enjoy...
  Read More
Best-Of
Best Modern Photographers of January 2020
Best Modern Photographers of January 2020
New Year, new portfolios! We continue to discover incredible work from photographers that live and travel all around the world. Here is a selection of...
  Read More
Best-Of
Best Photography Grants
Best Photography Grants
Applying for artist grants is a great way for photographers to complement their income to ease the financial burden that often comes as part of being...
  Read More
Event
Announcing photo l.a. 2020 Exhibitors
Announcing photo l.a. 2020 Exhibitors
The 28th edition of photo l.a. would like to proudly welcome you to visit our exhibitors at the historic Barker Hangar, Santa Monica from January 30th...
  Read More
Photo LA
Sponsored Link
Join our newsletter
Be up-to-date with call for entries, deadlines and other news about exhibitions, galleries, publications, & special events
 
Photo Contest - All About Photo Awards 2020
 
Discover the Latest Issue of AAP Magazine
All About Photo Magazine showcases the winners of AAP Magazine Competitions
 
 
 
David Bailey: SUMO
Sponsored Link
 
Explore All About Photo