Instagram is the new trending social network and many users try hard in order to increase their followers and the reach of their photos. Some of them even try too hard, which may lead to the opposite results. Since you’re wondering, we decided to provide you with some useful tips, both from our own experience, but also from our fellow Instagram photographers that definitely know how to grab the attention of their increasing Instagram followers.
I think there are two reasons people will visit your feed and follow you. First is because they like you, because you are active and talk to your followers and obvious the quality of your work. – @cavasottiphoto
1. Find a theme
Pick a theme for your Instagram account and try to stick to it. It is a way to introduce your profile in an easier way to new followers.
2. Create a posting routine
How often do you upload new photos? If you started with two per day, then you have to try hard in order to maintain this plan. Your users need to know what to expect from you.
3. Be creative
There’s no need to upload photos that are boring or of low quality. In order to be interesting, you need to come up with new ideas.
Look around, look closely, you will find something interesting in pretty much everything. Be open-minded. – @cavasottiphoto
4. Don’t use too many hashtags, only the ones you really need.
It’s tempting to use many hashtags on Instagram, but don’t use them all along with each photo. It has been observed that the optimal number of hashtags for each photo is maximum 5 per photo. Make sure you pick them wisely. Here is a list for the most popular hashtags for Instagram photographers.
5. Join the conversation
Don’t ignore your Instagram followers when replying to your comments. Join the conversation and try to learn more about them. Show your appreciation and turn them into loyal fans of your work!
6. Avoid selfies
Don’t post too many selfies, unless they are creative and add value to your feed.
Ease up on the selfies if you want to be taken seriously. Unless they’re artistically done, not everyone likes them. – @kewiki
7. Be authentic
It is very important to be unique. That’s what makes you stand out from the rest. Don’t imitate any Instagram user and never lose your authenticity.
Do it for fun for no reason. It may takes time to find your style but if you keep true to yourself then you will soon end up with results that make you feel happy. – @ziiarch
First enjoy, then measure. If you don’t like what you’re doing, your Instagram followers won’t share your passion.