Instagram has been both a blessing and a curse – depending on who you ask. But this video from landscape photographer Mark Denney looks at that topic in detail, and specifically with how it relates to landscape photography. It’s an interesting take, looking at both sides of the argument. That Instagram has both helped and destroyed landscape photography.
It seems that every major web-based company is jumping on the social media bandwagon these days. Just a few days ago, Google added hearts and star icons to Google Photos. And today, Airbnb is launching Travel Stories, which pretty much like Instagram Stories made specifically for travelers.
Instagram recently began testing a “Mute” button, and now it’s been rolled out. From now on, you can mute anyone you don’t really wanna follow without having to go through the whole “why did you unfollow me?” conversation. While this can certainly be a useful feature, it is potentially a double-edged sword if you use Instagram to promote your work.
After announcing “Usage Insights,” Instagram is now testing yet another feature that can potentially be a wake-up call for those spending too much time on the app. As you browse through the feed, the app will notify you when you’re all caught up with new posts. This way you’ll know that there’s nothing new left to see, so you can stop scrolling and go do something meaningful.
Instagram is becoming more and more relevant to photography and video clients, to the point where a respectable Instagram following is part of how clients choose potential creators for paid jobs.
Brand sponsorship, affiliate marketing, complimentary products for review and influencer access are also a few of the side benefits to growing a large Instagram following with high engagement.
As a visual medium, Instagram is uniquely tailored to the advantage of photographers and videographers who produce visual content for a living…so how do you grow organic followers and engagement on Instagram?
I have tried many Instagram growth strategies over the years: from like and follow schemes to bots to outright purchasing followers and likes – but in this Upleap review, we are going to look at a new Instagram tool that promises to grow organic followers and engagement.
If there’s anyone who can teach you about becoming successful on Instagram, Sorelle Amore would be that person. She has only been on Instagram for a little over 3 years, but she’s already gained a respectable amount of followers. In her latest video, she shares 13 mistakes you need to avoid if you want to improve your Instagram.
After Google’s new time management controls, Instagram is also launching a feature that will tell you how much time you’re spending using the app. It started with information about the new “Usage Insights” feature buried in Instagram’s code. But Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom has recently confirmed it, stating that the app will, indeed, soon tell you how much time you spend scrolling through all those photos.
This morning, along with roughly 330 million other people, I received an email from Twitter strongly suggesting that I change my password. They’re also advising that I change it on any other website I’ve ever used that password. The reason is that Twitter appears to be accidentally storing passwords in plain text. And they seem to have no idea how long it’s been happening.
“Abhor flatterers as you would deceivers; for both, if trusted, injure those who trust them” – Isocrates
Real, personal, soul-fulfilling, butterflies in the belly-inducing growth. That’s the key to my happiness; my personal metric for success. It doesn’t matter what I achieve or how much of it I attained. I define myself as successful simply in the process of progress.
Lately, I haven’t been doing much growing. Neither in my personal career, nor in my photography career. It’s made me step back and really take stock over what defines my growth and what inhibits it – the people, scenarios and behaviours that help or hinder me.