nstagram is known as the consensus favorite app by photographers in today's age, but even with its name implying posting photos instantly, it's still a pain sometimes to post photos on-the-go at times. For Part Three of my Instagram series, I'll be sharing the absolute fastest method any user can adopt to spend less time posting Instagram photos and more time shooting!
Why Do Hashtags Matter?
They may not mean everything, but they do mean something. It's a piece of the puzzle to growing your audience on Instagram. Look at it as if you're advertising your work to the Instagram world. No one will know you exist unless you put your work out there at some capacity.
Hashtags Increase the Likelihood of Being Featured
In the Instagram world, there are a plethora of "Instagram Feature Pages," especially in the photography community. For example at Fstoppers, we have our very own feature page. Feature pages essentially act as a modern day magazine where quality content is congregated to one Instagram page for those to enjoy. The benefits of your work being featured on multiple of these pages are very beneficial. Your username is most likely tagged where other users can click and explore your work, which can exponentially translate into more followers.
Earning the right followers, the right way. In this article I'm excited to share three easy "techniques" that I've used to drive engagement and a stronger following on Instagram. These steps have stood the test of time while trying out different ideas through trial and error. You may know one of these techniques, you may know all of them. Nevertheless, let's get started!
Before we dive into these quick methods to drive new followers to engage with on your Instagram page, I'd like to give a quick back story on how I realized I was approaching Instagram completely wrong. I would post my best work consistently and engage with those I mutually followed on Instagram. Even if I was posting my best work, I still wasn't growing. What was going wrong? The answer is that I wasn't jumping outside of my Instagram bubble.
Don’t panic, but it’s possible that you’ve broken these laws without even realizing it.
You’re a lover, not a lawyer, which means you rely on the expertise of your buying team to walk you through real estate legalese when you’re trying to score that home for sale in Columbia, SC. But given that there are hundreds of real estate injunctions on the books, it’s practically inevitable that you’ll occasionally find yourself on the wrong side of the law. Consider this common real estate practice that lands in a legal gray area: submitting a “sweetheart” letter with your offer. Technically, it’s not illegal to write (or submit) one. However, the sellers of your dream house may choose not to read it, because selecting an offer based on who the buyers are could be discriminatory — and therefore a violation of the Fair Housing Act.
Last Friday, I was asked to revisit Legacy Pines. A beautiful 400+ acre estate that I have had the privilege of photographing a few times now. The request was for a new summer twilight exterior photo.
I have been working with Ryan Weider of Windermere in Klamath Falls for nearly a year creating marketing to get this property sold. This property is one of, if not the, highest priced [non working ranch] in the area. We created a website, www.legacypines.info, and have photographed the home in the winter, spring and now summer months. All these images provide a wide range of photography options depicting the 4 season livability of the estate.