No clue what to do with yet another social media channel? Or you do want to check it out, but have no idea where to start? No time to figure out how the fastest growing photo-network actually works?
About a year ago Maureen van Beek showed me in 3 minutes how Instagram works and I’d like to do the same for you. Ever since I have been keeping my ‘photodiary’ on Instagram. I am becoming more and more addicted, get inspiration from the pics and people, get more pleasure from taking photo’s and got to almost 600 followers.
Who, what, where, how?
Instagram is meant to share pictures directly from your smartphone. You can shoot them in the app, or use pics from your camera roll. You can edit, use filters and add description and comments. In 1 click you can post/publish your pic, also on Facebook and Twitter.
Some people choose 1 theme, one style or mix various ones. Choose whatever suits you best. As ‘digital nomad’ and ‘no excuses lady’ my life is a source of inspiration for many, so I can post almost anything. When I am visiting Bali, my followers enjoy the abundance of colors. From Amsterdam I post the cosy cafe I just discovered or something about the workshop I am teaching.
I recently followed a workshop on food photography and I became aware of the ‘foodie’ cult. Many, many people all over the world post pictures of their food and share recipes. In Singapore the real pro’s even bring a special LED light to dinner date in a restaurant to make sure their food is lighted just right… 😉 Of course you don’t need to be that extreme…