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Putting your professional photos on Instagram + FREEBIE!

how to put photos on instagram

Instagram is the up and coming social media platform for photographers and it's no secret why; it's visually stimulating.

Being a professional photographer, you have some serious advantages to using Instagram, the most obvious being that your work will radiate and standout amongst the many daily users. Once you have created an Instagram account for your photography business, the biggest question that comes to mind is posting your photos without losing any of the quality.

Here's a few pointers for putting your professional photos on Instagram:

Resizing

Before you even think about posting one of your precious pics, make sure that you are sizing your photos down correctly. The current Instagram image size is 640x640 pixels, so leave your longest side of your image at 640 pixels. instagram square

Uploading

So you've taken these amazing photos with your fancy DSLR and have them beautifully edited & ready to go. But since Instagram is a mobile app, how do you upload your photos? Well, there's actually quite a few ways to do this! You could simply email the photos to yourself, open them on your phone, save them to your device, & upload from there. Or you could use your Google drive (if you have a Google account already set-up) to save from your computer and upload from your device. I personally use Dropbox for this task. I simply upload my re-sized photos to Dropbox on my computer & use the Dropbox app on my phone to load them onto Instagram - it's super quick & easy!

Cropping

Instagram is all about the square. So, if you don't want all of your beautiful work to be cropped, you will have to use a re-sizing app to add a border around your photo to prevent this, or you could use a template after editing your photos to accomplish the same thing. instgram horizontal If you happen to be a Lightroom user, download these FREE Instagram templates to easily re-size and add a border & ditch the app! free instagram templates  

Now that you know how to get your professional photos on Instagram, what are you waiting for, start posting those photos now!

 
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