I’ve been enjoy Instagram for a few months now and have been sharing them at Pix-O-Sphere, because I haven’t been able to find a way to access and share those photos outside the app. Besides that, I prefer the customization of how I share my photos at Pix-O-Sphere. What I did notice within the Instagram app is the option to tag your photos much like we tag our tweets on Twitter. The good ol hashtag! So when you upload your photos to the Instagram stream use the hashtag symbol # in front of each word you want to use as keywords. Some Intagram hashtags I like to add to my photos is #naturegram, #picoftheday, #photooftheday, #church, #beach, #OC (for Orange County), #clouds, #life, and many more!
Then once you tag your photo tap on the tag to see all the other photos from Instagrammers all over the world! I’ve been able to connect with many more people than I imagined I could. Pay attention to the tags people use and watch how many ‘likes’ they get. Tagging your images on Instagram will connect you with many more friends and get you more likes on your photos…assuming your photos are spectacular! Be sure to put your blog, Twitter, and Facebook link in your profile so people can connect with you outside of Instagram as well.
Another way of getting great shots onto Instagram is downloading your images from your photo sharing account onto your phone. Once you have the images in your phone’s gallery, go to that picture and use your share option to share it to Instagram. You should be able to get the image from your phone, into the Instagram editor to put your favorite filter and/or border on it then upload it to your stream.
So without further adieu, here are some photos that I have ran through my Instagram filter.
So, do you enjoy Instagram?
Have any more InstaTricks or Tips to share with us?