If you are reading this then it would probably be safe to assume that you are the owner of an iPhone. It is easy to assume this because Instagram is a popular social networking and photo sharing application that is only available on iPhones--at least, so far. Though an Android version of the app has been promised, it has yet to be released. Even if you are an Android user, you may you still be curious to know more about this app.
There are plenty of entertaining websites that are dedicated to individuals who would like to participate in photo sharing. These sites include: Hipster, PicPlz as well as many others, but recently the Instagram application has begin to significantly take off. Instagram has been described as a combination of Twitter and Flickr. This applcation is surprisingly easy to use: simply shoot, edit, and then share with others.
The Instagram app was launched back in October 2010. Currently, this happen has now been downloaded over 8 million times. As a matter of fact, the Instagram application has become so popular that it was mentioned in a commercial during the Super Bowl this year which focused on cell phone innovators.
Thus far, Instagram does not offer much by way of its online site, other than the link that it provides to its users to download the application. However there are certain third-party tools that are helping to add a little functionality, such as Followgram (a vanity Instagram photo feed and URL) and Statigram (a viewer for all of the statistics.)
The Instagram's site has its very own built in effects. All of its effects work together in order to make a picture that would normally look mediocre, turn out to be an amazing shot. The process is relativelty simple. All the user is required to do is crop the shot by putting the photo into a square format and then add certain filters or just leave the photo as "normal." The Instagram application also works in conjuction with your other networks. The site allows the users to choose to share the photos with their friends on other social networking sites such as: Flickr, Facebook, Posterous, Foursquare, Twitter and Tumblr. It is extremely interesting to see what other individuals around the world are posting to their accounts. When posting photos, users will be able to see what people respond to the most.
At this point, there are many who may be wondering how to build their list of followers as well as their likes on Instagram. Well, the first and most important step is to make sure that you take nice, quality photos.(Obviously, a discussion on how to take quality photographs could lead to a completely different series of posts.) No matter what you are interested in, you should try to make it looks as interesting as you possibly can. Sometimes when you offer close-up views of an object that would usually be viewed as an ordinary everyday item or place, it can make for a fascinating shot. This is because the object will be viewed out of its usual context. Next, you should try to make sure that you are applying some of the same principles that you would use in order to build your following on Twitter, such as following and engaging with other individuals.
There are three easy tips that you can use in order to help you get more followers, comments as well as likes on your Instagram photos. The first tip is to make sure that you follow all of your friends and individuals whose photos you like the most. Second, you should make sure that you like as well as comment on other people's photos. Lastly, you should make use of hashtags in order to ensure that the other users will be able to find your photos. This final tip can be very effective. Lets say that you you have just taken several pictures of the sunset. Look at tags that other individuals are adding to all of their sunset photos:#clouds, #sunset, #sky, #nature, etc. You can always decide to create your own hashtags as well. Then, try adding tags in regards to the location as well as other relevant details.
Steve writes for BuyInstagramFollowers.co.uk – a website designed to help boost your Instagram Profile.