Instagram is perhaps the most visual social media platform, rivalled only by Pinterest who has around 300 million monthly users. This is a mere drop in the water when compared to Instagram that sees a hefty 1 billion monthly users visit the platform. For aspiring photographers, Instagram is an incredibly powerful tool that can be used to become a full-time professional photographer.
Here are our steps for making it happen.
1. Use A Dedicated Camera
Some may argue that phones have become just as effective as proper DSLR cameras on the market today, however sometimes you just cant get the same results with a phone that is doing most of the decision making for you. Buying a camera and learning how to use it can be invaluable in making your photos and content stand out from the rest.
2. Find Your Style
It is important to bring your own artistic flair and personality to your work, so some experimentation should be used. Don’t be afraid to push the boat out and get it wrong a few times. This is all part of the process and will help you to find your own style and direction.
3. Use Instagram Features Effectively
Instagram has a wealth of features for businesses and professionals to help them showcase their services and appeal to potential customers. Explore the user settings page and get your account looking as professional and approachable as possible.
4. Try Posting At Different Times
Make sure you experiment with posting content at different times of the day. This way you will catch different parts of world and different audiences. You can rotate certain times or post at a specific time every day, find what works for you.
5. Engage With The Community
Is important to engage with not only your followers but also the wider photography community. By reaching out to others you make your page and content more visible and you are more likely to get people viewing your account.