In the last year I’ve grown my Instagram account from 1k to over 45k, which is partly due to the fact that I’ve gotten featured by Instagram 5 times but also the result of a lot of experimenting and just being quite obsessed with taking photos. In the process I’ve learned quite a lot about composition and visual storytelling, and I thought I’d share these tips with you :)Read More
Some days creative ideas pop up in your head like mushrooms after the rain, and then again some days (or to be honest, probably most days) it's dry as Sahara in there and it's a struggle to get inspired by anything at all. A few weeks ago I asked the community on Instagram what they did to boost their creativity & get inspired, and I got some wonderfully funny and useful tips...Read More
When people say you should just get over yourself and not care what people passing by are thinking of you when you're out taking and/or posing for photos- be it for your private Facebook page, Instagram account, blog or maybe just for your self- it's much easier said than done...Read More
The reasons for wanting to get featured on Instagram could be many, the most obvious being that it's such a good opportunity to get your photo in front of huge amount of people. If you're trying to get more visibility for your creative work a feature on Instagram could be just the trigger that sets you on your path to success.
In this post I wanted to share some of the thoughts and ideas that have worked for me in getting featured, so that you can go out there and take your *cue cheerleader pompom routine* BEST weekends hashtag project photos EVER!...
he cliché expression "a picture says more than a thousand words" is ancient wisdom and the fact remains that visuals are still an extremely strong way to communicate and tell stories. But lately I've also been wondering if we're really getting all those thousands of words and stories out of a single image when we're being handed SO much visual material on a daily basis?
Like who has time to analyze and ooze over every single pic they see? In fact, one study said the average time a person looks at a photo online is two tenth of a second.
Two tenths of a second! That's not a long time to captivate an audience and tell a story, and as somebody who is really into sharing photos it sounds pretty brutal *wipes sweat from forehead*...
t's Christmas morning and instead of joyful carols my Dad is singing “It's a hard knock life” (think Annie but as a 60-year old pyjama wearing dude) as he balances on a rickety kitchen chair and tries to reach for the iphone that is taped to the ceiling. I've instructed him to push the self timer button and then quickly remove himself from the frame so that I'll get the photo I've planned to post on Instagram in the evening.
Oh and did I mention it's Christmas, and this is what making your dreams come true looks like...Read More
There seems to be those people in social media realm that just look brilliantly natural in every single picture they post no matter the angle, pose or face expression. Then there are people like me who mostly end up looking awkward with weird smirks and beady eyes, features that make me look like a combination of a confused alien and stuffed rodent, which is not exactly the look...Read More