I have another 12 great InstagramTIPS for you. From shoppable pics to creative photofeeds and from getting featured to scheduling your posts. I also found some wonderful food artists and India-photographers I love to share with you.
I would like to start with sharing a video a company called VersCommuniceert made of me, they interviewed me about Instagram.
The video is in Dutch, but let me translate my tips from the video:
Instagram is a simple mobile app, in which you can take the picture, edit the picture and upload it to the community. Instagram is famous for it’s filters, but since they added the superb manualy adjustments filters are almost outdated.
Three tips to become good at Instagram:
1. Excellent photos, a strong visual story, a well-balanced photo-feed
2. Relevant supporting text with the images, a good and appropriate description
3. Using hashtags wisely, you can do research on sites like websta.me
And here are my 12 Instagramtips for this month:
My daily #instagramTIP is @dashhudson a new app that tries to tackle the instagram shopping problem like @liketoknowIt and @spring do too. Check them out if you want to buy stuff directly from your phone. @dashhudson #shopDH “@caitbarkerr is killing it on @dashhudson #shopDH “#instagramTIPjustK Een foto die is geplaatst door Kirsten Jassies (@kirst_enj) op
My daily #instagramTIP The Instagram filters explained! My fav filters are #Sierra, #Rise and #Amaro. Sierra: makes photos soft and sophisticated with a lovely glow. Rise is like a sunrise: ads a yellowish glow and soft tones. Amaro is also soft-toned and can lighen up darker pics. Whats your favorite? #instagramTIPjustK
My daily #instagramTIP are companies embracing the selfieculture like @frank_bod and @baublebar The selfiestick has been chosen by @time as one of 2014 best inventions and that’s interesting. Selfies get the most likes, but there are a lot of critics who find them distasteful and egocentric. So are they? Love @frank_bod for using the selfies of their fans using their product, same as @baublebar does Een foto die is geplaatst door Kirsten Jassies (@kirst_enj) op
My daily #instagramTIP is about scheduling posts on Instagram. You can do this with a great webbased tool called @schedugram which has many options, but costs are from 13$ a month. Similar to Schedugram is #Instapult which costs the same. @Latergramme is an app and the free option is great but limited to one account AND you still have to post the actual photo, so the only advantage is that you already have the pic and the text ready. I use Latergramme for some clients. Similar to Latergramme is #Takeoff (for android also!). #InstagramTIPjustK #Repost @schedugram
My daily #instagramTIP : these photographers of India, with colorful, raw and stunning work. Check out @khannachandan and @fotobaba #InstagramTIPjustK via #Hufpost ・・・ Brain on Sale | An Indian man waits for customers as he sells brain of goats in #Delhi #India #photojournalism #dailylife #animal #brain Een foto die is geplaatst door Kirsten Jassies (@kirst_enj) op
My daily #InstagramTIP are the food photographers and artists like @idafrosk @TifforElie and Berlin based blogger @WhatForBreakfast I recently met popular German food and travelblogger @zuckerzimtundliebe and her food pics are gorgeous aswell! #InstagramTIPjustK #Repost @tifforelie Had the most delicious Hemp Cappuccino at @lacolombecoffee in the West Loop this morning! Have you tried hemp milk with your coffee?? I can’t believe I’d never had it before!! [with @kessara
My daily #InstagramTIP is buying (almost) directly from retailers @nordstrom and @target on Instagram with a service called #Like2Buy Tap the link in the bio and go directly to their photofeed which is shoppable. Brilliant. Wrote a blog about it on LinkedIn. #InstagramTIPjustK RT @nordstrom Bundle up. #cozy #accessories #nordstrom Een foto die is geplaatst door Kirsten Jassies (@kirst_enj) op
My daily #InstagramTIP is about getting featured or recommended by Instagram. You see this feature when you start to follow new people. Unfortunately, you have no control over this, if Instagram chooses your account to recommend to others, you are one of the lucky ones and receive an email with the following message: “Our list with recommended users is a dynamic list with the best photographers on Instagram. Featured accounts rotate every few weeks so more people get the opportunity to show themselves” I saw an account grow from 5k to 26k in less than 2 weeks because of being featured! #InstagramTIPjustK Een foto die is geplaatst door Kirsten Jassies (@kirst_enj) op
My daily #instagramTIP is that Instagram announced three big changes on their blog: 1. A People TAB on the explore (verkennen) page, to find more like-minded. 2. Verified badges for celebrities, athletes and brands. 3. Instagram is deleting spam accounts, so your number of followers could change the coming days. Do you think my 1500 fake followers will@disappear? I will keep you posted! #instagramTIPjustK via @lauradejong
My daily #instgramTIP is that @instagram has reached 300 million users! In comparison: Pinterest has 40 million. So that is why it is time to think about the possible influence you could have if you have a smashing visual story to tell and act social! An interesting channel for most brands&businesses in my opinion! #instagramTIPjustK We’re proud to announce that there are now 300 million Instagrammers, sharing more than 70 million photos and videos each day. … blog.instagram.com. —- Een foto die is geplaatst door Kirsten Jassies (@kirst_enj) op