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Automation and Gaming of Instagram

NOTE: If you are reading this in May 2017, this was written in January 2017. I now have a decent crew of folks to shoot with, and am not using any marketing on my account anymore. Instagram punishes users for … Continue reading

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How To Do A Free For All

I’m two years too late on doing a free for all on Instagram. A free for all is when you give out for free a set of photos. By free, I mean without copyright using perhaps at most an attribution … Continue reading

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Lightroom Workflow

This is my Lightroom Workflow for making photos for use on any social media. I will show you a before and after that I use primarily for landscape photos. First, I export out the RAW files from something like iPhoto … Continue reading

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I Lost at Instagram

I lost at Instagram in all the ways possible when you think of social media. Let me first say that I had real friends before the Internet and before cell phones. We hung out almost *everyday*. To me that was … Continue reading

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Should You Unfollow on Instagram

The short answer is no. Do not unfollow anybody you are following on Instagram because it will reduce your follower count. If you look at this historical chart from IconoSquare, you can see that anytime I did a mass unfollow … Continue reading

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Instagram Celebrity

When I was living in Venice, California, a really good friend gave me some great advice. “Stay away from the film industry and you’ll stay sane.” I followed his advice, and I still have very positive memories of Southern California. … Continue reading

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Social Media Marketing Is Not Photography

A photographer produces photographs. These can be sold, and if you sell one, you are a professional photographer. Photography is a trade. A photographer uses sales and marketing skills (now often in the form of social media) to sell photographs. … Continue reading

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Milling About Court in Instagram

Following people on Instagram is very similar to what you would find at the Tudor court or in at a networking event in Silicon Valley. The people in corners do not need to mill about. They have the power, and … Continue reading

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No suggested users have followed me back

Yesterday I decided to try to follow all the suggested users by liking really good photos and leaving genuine and sincere comments. At least one of them would follow back, right? Zero followed back. I am ok with this because … Continue reading

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Kodak 120 Portra 400 Film

I really like this film. It’s great for random scenes that you might find while out for the day. The latitude on this film is very wide so you can shoot from ISO 400 to ISO 12000. Here is a … Continue reading

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