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My Secrets to getting Instagram Fame

It’s official, Instagram is now my favorite social media platform… Are you on it? If not, why not? You are missing out!

As my interest has grown with Instagram, the more research I have done to ensure that the pictures I post are as interesting, inspiring and creative as they can be and I’ve gained 100’s of new followers, which is what we what… right?

If you are posting on behalf of your business, it’s important to get the right balance of ‘Business’ and your ‘Personal life’.

People want to see the real you and images representing your business. I only post my best photos, and if there isn’t one that meets the grade, then I don’t post at all (I’m not suggesting that everyone should be this way) 🙂 they are just my own rules. And they’re working really well.

Big news!
I have been included in the:

Top 20 Inspirational Brit, Aussie and Yanks Logo Designers to Follow on Instagram

So, today I want to share with you my secrets on how to use Instagram successfully. These secrets will prevent you from posting poor images that make you cringe! Instead, I want to help you create awesome images to gain new followers, new clients and instagram fame.

I’m going to save the world from pointless image uploads… or at least try!

Do you want to create an inspiring instagram feed?

Here are my secrets so you can create great pictures for your Instagram feed.

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Always take photos using your phone camera. Then you can either edit your photos in Instagram or another photo editing app. For example here is my Aunties Dog ‘Bertie’ posing on the hill, lets make it more apearling for Instagram.

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Once you you have your photo, head over to the iphone crop tool. You can find this by pressing ‘edit’. Once you have selected ‘edit’ you can see this option in the bottom right of your screen.

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Select ‘Color’ and ‘Light’ option on the iphone tool from the Edit button. I add light (if needed) and intensify the colour.

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After I have edited the photograph it’s time for me to use one of apps, to add text and even a company logo or web address.

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To add this I will Select ‘WordSwag’ that I have already downloaded from the app store. Once the app opens you have the option of importing an image from the camera roll.

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It will ask you if you want to crop the image once again. If you haven’y already done so there is another option here. Once you are through to the next part the app will ask you to double tap the screen to add your text.

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WordSwag will ask you if you want to crop the image once again. I have already cropped the image so this part isn’t important. Once through to the next part the app will ask you to double tap the screen to change the text.

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8.

Once the text has been inserted into the image. Now you can choose the colour and the font by selecting the options on the bottom.  I decided to select ‘Note To Self’ for this example.

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9.

When you are happy with your image you can select ‘DONE’ in the top right corner, this will take you to a screen with more options, from here you can go straight into Instagram or you can choose to ‘Re-Swag’ which is what I’ve selected to place my web address in the top right of my image.

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10.

When you are finished with WordSwag you can go stright into Instagram and as you nomally would and select the filter that suits you. For this example I am going to go for X-Pro-II. There are more options to change how the image looks if you select the spanner icon on the bottom right, for this example I’m going to use the ‘sharpen’ tool but please play around this this section as this can add a dramatic change to the image and give it that final edge you want.

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So here it is, my final outcome of Bertie. Be sure to comment on my Instargam account photo and I’ll make sure I follow you back .

Before /After

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Follow me on Instagram here @che33a

Get in touch if you want to me to help you with your Instagram account . Let’s make it awesome!

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