Preach your own photographer style in Instagram

Preach your own photographer style in Instagram

Preach your own photographer style in Instagram.

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We published this week a post about #StolenPics in our web and we do think this new article fits so well and hope you will enjoy it!

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Few days ago, a friend of mine who lives in Thailand asked me some advices to post pics in our Fav Photo Sharing Network called Instagram.

As many users, she felt in love right away with IG but she didn’t know even  how to Start. So I recommended her to read my really first posts which were the genuine reason of the Instagramers project. The Instagram Tips!

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(beside, @dimitrisKarathanos grid)

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She, of course, read them all. From How to Start in Instagram , How to Boost your Instagram profile? How to use the hashtags?  To How to become Most Popular? But she was still blocked with Pics Posting…

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She loves photography but she didnt know which way she had to settle or even must have a own style.

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I told her my humble opinion then. There is many use to give to Instagram (see post here) So there is many ways to focuse your engagement in the App. Most of the people would like to be considered like “Artists” but there is also lots of people who do it just for fun, share their lives, their cats adventures or strange situations they meet in the street.

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But what happens if you chose the artistic way and you want to have an attractive way.

First of all, I would say you need to fill correctly and intelligently your Mini Bio IG profile. And it means a small explanation which reflects who you are and what you want to express.

At the end, Instagram is millions of small personal exhibitions. And every art exhibition may have an introduction to the author, his life, his experience…

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(beside @iphilar grid)

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And then… The Most Important. Have your nice own style!

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Instagram  is of course free and you can be an eclectic artist and post back and white and then HDR, and then Buildings and then a Coffee. But like in “real world” people use to follow appreciate Artists for their Own Style. Or many Own Style Phasis during their career but rarely Eclectic One period Style Artists.
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I try to explain my friend, IG user @MadridBangkok this concept and she understood it immediately. Since last versions of Instagram App, you can Check a User Grid with just one look!

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With a coherent Grid, you can catch the interest of other users and of course demonstrate a certain quality stability in your stream. The more Instafram will grow, the more we will be selective with people we follow.

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For me, there is many “IG artists” who offer coherent and own style grids, just have a look back to our interviews of @Cirkeline @Polagrapher @Takinyerphoto and all the people I select for our weekly interviews. They usually have their own unique style.

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Last week, I was flying late at night through  Instagram streams when I met @msbluesky

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I consulted her grid and I stayed many minutes consulting her pics…Why?

Because she has an own unique style. You can like it or not.. But in my opinion, it was a so beautiful grid. So perfect! In my IPhone, I couldn’t identificate all the small pics subjects of course.. But the harmony of her Grid was just a pleasure for the sight.

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Sandy lives  in Hong Kong.

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She started using IG around Nov 2010 with iPod Touch 4G and then I bought iPhone4,

She had to stop posting during few months later, I stopped using IG and then she striked back and started to improve her street photography style. Of course, lots of photographers are attracted by Street Photography.. But the colors and the treatment were so personal that I decided to use her collection as the perfect example for this post.

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Technically speaking, Sandy usually uses Hipstamatic to take the pictures and does the rest of editing process with Camera+. Probably the two most used App in the world.
But she consiguio to find her own style!

So if as @madridBangkok you are still in the quest for yours. You have to mentalize first, it’s easy and you don’t need thousands of Apps! Just a little bit of work and sensitivity.

“As there is so many people in Hong Kong both tourists & locals,  you can see many kinds of people here for photography” she said.

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Almost, as many different persons as there is many styles of Photography. You just have to find yours!

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Have a nice day and Let´s Instagram the world!

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@philgonzalez