Y'all see that? That's a video! I made my first YouTube video and you all should be so excited.. Especially everyone who has ever asked me an Instagram related question. I hope I answered ALL your questions, or at least gave you some insight, or showed you just how long I can ramble.. This video is kind of long.. almost an hour actually. But that's why I decided to publish on a Saturday morning! So you can have some nice breakfast in bed, and listen to me rambling.. And read the rest of this post! Not only is this video filled with me rambling about all things Instagram, but the rest of this post will be filled with a break down of my tips & tricks & favorite blog posts! I hope you guys enjoy and be sure to TWEET at me and tell me what you think! Oh and also FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM.. Happy watching, friends and happy Saturday!
Extra Tips & Tricks from me:
~To prevent unfollowers, engage with them. Most the time people only follow you so that they can get that follow back y'know? So basically you have to give them absolutely no reason to unfollow you. Continue to engage your followers on a personal level so that they continue to follow and keep up with you and your life and your posts.
~Adjust the brightness and contrast, highlights and shadows, add a bluer tint ALL BEFORE adding that filter. Then adjust the amount of filter you apply. Add just enough, but not too much.
~A while back I found out about the wonders of Iconosquare.. And how you can use it to analyze your Instagram data and further engage your followers and get the most likes. If you learn the patterns that are working, then it's easier to continue those patterns and make the most of your following.
~LIGHTING IS KEY! It doesn't have to be perfect.. remember there are editing tools, but get it as close to perfect as possible. Make sure you have your background set up near natural lighting, or take photos outside whenever you can. Natural lighting is easier for editing so I've learned.
~Always take multiple pictures. You always have one that's going to blur or line up weird.. So just always take at least 3 or 5, you can always delete later. I typically upload them all to VSCO then edit them all, and upload my favorite to Instagram. Add some finishing touches, and then post.
~Ever heard of the rule of 3rds? LEARN IT. So helpful!
~Are you noticing that when you lighten your photos you lose some of the pop in the colors? Try adjusting the saturation.. Not too much, but just a little. Especially with the falling leaves the saturation really helps the leaves pop.
~Stay personal with your followers. I'm certainly not an expert at this, but I'm trying. Posting perfect captions isn't always what followers want to see. Show your followers that you're an actual person. Give them relatable content to engage with.
Here's some other posts to help you out with all things Instagram:
Sarah's Instagram is one of my favs! Check out her tips here
I'm a huge fan of simplicity.. this 2 step process will help you gain Instagram followers like that *snap*
SO WHAT DID YOU THINK? Did you learn something? Share your tips, and what you learned from this post in a comment below! I can't wait to see :) Do me a favor and share this post on Twitter and Pinterest! Happy Weekend XO