I thought I'd share a tip that I use all the time. It's a tip I think both seasoned and new IG users alike could benefit from. Wish I could take credit for thinking this up, but I first read this tip on Photojojo's twitter page.
First, before I share the tip, please, please IG responsibly. I unfollowed someone last night who posted 38 (yes! You read that right!) pictures in one night. Now I actually enjoyed some of those pictures, but there was no way I could make it through my feed to see what other friends were posting.
TIP: By putting your phone into airplane mode first, you can instagram a photo, have it save to your phone's photo album without showing up in everyone's feed.
(( IG will show that the photo failed, but when you open your photo album there the picture will be with the IG editing. I then upload the picture using the Flickr app. ))
Now, maybe you're wondering why someone would want to do this? I'll give you my three reasons -
- I forgot my regular camera but want pictures to remember something by. This happened on a weekend trip to Tennessee. Not all the pictures were super interesting to anyone but me, but I'm glad to have some pictures to remember that little trip.
- I want to take a lot of pictures in a short amount of time. A few weekends ago, I got the chance to hang out with Karin and Sarah. After brunch, we walked around Arlington, looking in shops and eating frozen yogurt. All these pictures were taken right after each other and would have cluttered up the feeds of my followers. By using the airplane mode tip, I was able to take cute pictures of a fun afternoon and upload them to Facebook later.
- I want pictures for my Facebook page. I recently started a Facebook page for my Youtube channel. I'm sure not everyone on IG cares what blush I'm currently loving. I like that I can still use the IG filters on these photos, so that my FB page is pretty to look at.
So this is nothing ground-breaking, but I hope it might help some of you. :)
Oh, and if you are looking for some great IGers to follow, I'll list some of my favorites down below...
category // IGers
food // hannahqueen ourcitylights
celebrity // zooeydeschanel laurenconrad (don't judge!)
family // tenleyclark tiesandfries thedoeorthedeer jimaiemarie danihampton taza
daily life // heylisachiu _sarahnicole_ metropolis718 busybeelauren
inspirational // elisejoy linneapaulina whitneyjohnson
creative // puglypixel goodnightlittlespoon sheepishknitcrochet
coffee // chelseabirdd chelseadiane
fashion // yesterdayssweetheart kendieeveryday
beauty // whoorl amarixe essie_button
I'm sure I'm leaving people out, but those are some that popped to my mind. Follow these people and your feed will be full of inspiration and pretty images.
That is all.