- Sep 22, 2018
5 Big mistakes people make on Instagram
Instagram has become one of the most powerful platforms for photographers today. But there are a few common mistakes they make which are explained in this video by Toma Bonciu, a professional landscape, and travel photographer.
Copying current trends
Copying trends have become a trend that I don’t think is going to stop anytime soon. Only copy a trend when being original becomes a trend.
Using the same preset on all your photos
Photographers strictly follow the theme on Instagram to make their profile consistent. The thing I don’t understand is how using the same preset on every picture is going to benefit a photographer? Some preset work well for a picture and can spoil the another. Learn to edit with purpose to enhance the mood of the image.
Not playing by the rules
You might like to capture panoramas but you cannot post your panoramas on Instagram as the best format for Instagram is 4×5 in portrait orientation or square. You might not prefer this format, but while adding your photos to your Instagram portfolio you should keep this in mind.
Using too many hashtags
I’ve seen photographers using plenty of hashtags in one photo. I know they affect the discoverability of the image but you should focus on those that are specific and relevant to the photos you post. The advice is to go with about 10-12 hashtags, not more than that.
Overlooking composition rules
ALWAYS treat your Instagram profile as your social portfolio and try to make it as professional as you should. One thing that the beginners tend to overlook is composition rules. No matter what genre you’re shooting, the composition is the first thing you should take care of.