Joining in with Instagram Communities : Photalife Talks Episode 29

Joining in with Instagram Communities : Photalife Talks Episode 29

This is the final part of the Instagram mini series. For the final part, it is all about joining in with communities and possibly building your own community. 

Joining in with communities is a major part of Instagram and if you want to grow your interactions and account then it's important to take part. The best way to join in with these is to simply click on one of the hashtags that you use and go a like and comment on other peoples photos. 

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Being More Consistent on Instagram : Photalife Talks Episode 28

Being More Consistent on Instagram : Photalife Talks Episode 28

This week we continue the Instagram mini series. We're talking about being more consistent on Instagram. 

It's not only thinking about a theme for your account, lots of big accounts don't have a theme but for those that do it's important to try to stick to the theme. 

With everything that has been spoken about it's important to bring all of those things together, the caption, hashtags, timing all play a role in being more consistent. 

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Scheduling & Timing for Instagram : Photalife Talks Episode 27

Scheduling & Timing for Instagram : Photalife Talks Episode 27

Hopefully, you've been enjoying the Instagram series, this week it's all about scheduling and timing of your Instagram posts. 

People seem to have two different thoughts on this, the first that they want to keep Instagram as in the moment captures and the other is to plan them as much as possible. 

I personally use Instagram as my portfolio so I like to plan them as much as I can. There are 3rd party apps that post to Instagram for you but I'm of the opinion that Instagram doesn't like any sort of 3rd party apps so they will probably punish you in some way. 

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Instagram Hashtags : Photalife Talks Episode 26

Instagram Hashtags : Photalife Talks Episode 26

This week we carry on the Instagram series, we've covered content, editing and captions and this week it's the turn of hashtags. 

The best practise with hashtags is to pick them carefully.  Ones like #fun #love #view etc have 3m+ photos and it's a pointless one to use. So look for ones that have under 500k and that way you'll have more chance to get seen. 

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Instagram Captions : Photalife Talks Episode 25

Instagram Captions : Photalife Talks Episode 25

This is the third part of the Instagram series and it's about the captions you use. 

I am pretty terrible at this too but I am trying to improve. When you upload your image the capture plays a bit part in connecting with the audience. The way to look at it is to think of it as a blog post, the more information you give the better. 

Try to tell a story about the photo or location to make people more interested in the photo, I've found when I've done this the interaction is much better. 

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Filters & Photo Editing Apps : Photalife Talks Episode 24

Filters & Photo Editing Apps : Photalife Talks Episode 24

This week's podcast follows on from last week's one all about Instagram content, this week we're talking about Instagram filters and mobile editing apps. 

Anyone that has used Instagram will know that the editing and filters built in are pretty rubbish so I suggest editing in a 3rd party app and then uploading to Instagram. 

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