Fantastic, you have decided to be an Instagrammer and post all your images for all to see. Did you know that 95 million posts are submitted to Instagram every day !
How are you going to get noticed? I heard a comment from a friend who saw I was taking pictures for my business account, (www.instagram/dublinbizcoach). He said I must join and post all the pictures I have ever taken! Really?
Firstly, it’s a good plan to concentrate on one area and get really good at it, such as travel, beauty or food.
Most importantly your images must stand out. This can be achieved by creating your unique style as well as using a good quality camera.
What pictures will you take, personal or commercial? Smartphones may be your choice. They have come a long way in quality and are capable of taking good quality videos, so here are a few top suggestions.
- Google Pixel 3. This is a well respected camera for travel photography and ideal for Instagram images. It has 12.4 MP sensor with a 1.4 lense. This is good for dark conditions. Price 360 Euros.
- Samsung Galaxy S10.
This is Samsungs flagship phone boasting a superior camera system with a 12MP sensor as well as being water resistant. It has a 1.4 lense and is a good quality all-round travel camera. Price. 880 Euros
- iPhone 11
This is Apples latest offering with oodles of goodies.
All‑new dual‑camera system.
Take your photos from wide to ultra-wide. A redesigned interface uses the new Ultra-Wide camera to show you what’s happening outside the frame — and lets you capture it. Shoot and edit videos as easily as you do photos. It’s the world’s most popular camera, now with a whole new perspective. ( Apple.com). Price 830 Euros.
Whether you’re taking selfies or dangling from a cliff edge ( be careful ) you should get a cracking result from any of these cameras. Remember, do something different to get noticed.
Smartphone cameras are excellent for taking moments for Instagram Stories. The posts can be visible within minutes. 30% of your traffic is generated through Instagram stories. Now is a good time to take a walk and get some inspiration. Stories are great fun and engaging, so get noticed.
Never miss an opportunity, you never know what’s around the corner. Last week I was walking along the Liffey and from nowhere saw this wapping great tall ship from Mexico. Got four days of pics and video. Amazing. ( taken with Samsung A20e )
A fellow photographer told me once, my pictures where very one dimensional, so go low, go high, use different angles. He was so right.
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