Washington DC Wedding Photographer : Stephen Gosling Photography
The first thing I want to say is that I am under no illusion that people read my blog, let alone other photographers. I in no way think that the way I do things is the correct way and I am not writing these posts to tell people how to shoot or how to run their businesses. I am however going to be writing about my experiences; my failures, my successes, etc. If these posts help anyone, great! If not; no big deal.
Well first of all I would like to apologize for the 10-ish month gap between the “For Photographers” posts. I could glorify/glamorize my business or bemoan my laziness but that would take far too long (that’s the laziness right there). Instead; I shall apologize; *mumble, mumble* sorry *mumble*, and move on.
Over the years I have spoke with photographers who hate Instagram and others who love it. Some photographers choose to use it primarily for fun snapshots; pictures of their kids/dogs, etc… Other photographers use it as a legitimate marketing tool in their arsenal. I will admit to previously being confused by the later of those two groups for a long time. But now I am fully on board. There will be no end to pictures of my dog Sherlock on my Instagram (and keep this secret to yourself, Sherlock is getting a baby sister in about 6 weeks!), or the other two subjects that seem to rule my life; coffee and beer. But you will now be seeing non-iPhone shots popping up here and there also with the appropriate hashtags to continue to market my photography.
One of the reasons why I was hesitant to use Instagram as a marketing tool is because for the longest time I couldn’t find a tool/app/program that would let me post to Instagram form my computer. And then I found Gramblr.
Gramblr is an incredibly easy to use program, see screenshots;
First you need to download the program/app. There is a PC and MAC version, so everyone should be happy.
Above – Step 1. Open Gramblr and this is the screen you’ll see.
Above – Step 2. Log in to your Instagram account.
Above – Step 3. Once you have logged in this screen appears, you need to have already sized your images in photoshop to 650px by 650px. Once they are ready click ‘choose file’.
Above – Step 4. Select the picture you want to upload.
Above – Step 5. Your photo has now been selected. Click ‘upload’.
Above – Step 6. You photo has now been saved but it has not been posted. You need to add a caption to your photo. You can choose to leave it blank but you still need to click ‘save caption’ before you picture will be posted to your Instagram feed.
Thanks for reading along!
Check out pictures of my work, my dog (soon to be plural) my coffees and my beer.
For Photographers Archive
2012 – Skype, Equipment Update, Camera Straps, Just Some Books, Giving Back, GPS, Google Voice, You Need a CPA, Blog or Website… Or Both?, My Editing Workflow, How I Roll, The worst 10 minutes of my life.