Last month I went to the Boston Bloggers Style Summit where I met other fashion bloggers and attended sessions on various aspects of fashion blogging. One of those was hearing from local photographer, Smita of Hogger & Co., about getting the most out of Instagram. I didn’t really pay much attention to that network before, but since hearing these tips, I’ve come to really enjoy it.
1. Don’t feel like you need to center the focal point of your photos. Follow the “rule of thirds,” which is to divide the photo into 3 sections and place your focal point in one of the left or right thirds.
2. Use hashtags and comment on photos. It’s so easy to double tap and like photos, but like any social network, Instagram is a community so letting people know why you like their photo will help build a following. Using hashtags helps too.
3. It’s ok to only like a couple filters. If you find that you always gravitate towards a few of the Instagram filter options, that’s ok. Personally, I find myself using “rise” a lot.
Any other Instagram tips you have to share?
Here are some of the photos I’ve posted to @KristenD56 since the Style Summit:
Let me know what your Instagram username is so I can follow you!