How Do I Get My Work Noticed Online with Instagram

How Do I Get My Work Noticed Online with Instagram

Did you just take the most awesome, incredible, mind-blowing photo ever?  Very cool! Good on you! Your three friends already saw it but you are bursting at the seams to show it to the world?  Or do you have dollar signs in your eyes and can already see yourself in a bathtub full of cold, hard, cash that will come your way when the world realizes how awesome you are?  Hang on there, sparky! One step at a time.  These days (late 2017) Instagram is the single most obvious choice to get your visual work seen by the world. How do you do this, I hear you asking?  OK, come down the Instagram rabbit hole with us, why don’t you! ))

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Categorizing Your Work

I would suggest breaking down your work into categories and starting Instagram accounts for each one – it is a well-known fact that Instagram followers like accounts that have a tight subject – no puppies next to cappuccinos next to stunning models. YOU might like that mix, but very few of the public does. Your goal is not to please you but to work to please the market. (Spare me the ‘but I’m an artist!’ retort…) I suggest the basics:  People, Places/Travel, Animals, Machinery/Tools/Manmade stuff, etc.

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How Do I Get Noticed?

There are these things called ‘Feature Accounts’ that are nothing more than accounts that share the work of others and get traffic and followers by doing so. You can tag these accounts and/or use their hashtags to get their attention, and they may or may not feature your work. Even if they don’t feature it, you will likely get some of their followers to notice your work as they will see work tagged as well. First off – categories.  Here are some feature accounts you can use on Instagram, by category, with hashtags associated with them.  (You’re welcome…)))

People

@tangledinfilm
#tangledinfilm
@pursuitofportraits
#pursuitofportraits
@oblivioncreature
#featureacreature
@winterwillneverend #ftwwne
@portraitvision #portraitvision
@postthepeople #postthepeople
@peoplefeature #featuremepf
@makeportrait #makeportraits
@instagramskilla #gramkilla
@oceanfeatures #cooloceann
@globe_people #globe_people
@2instagood
#2instagoodportraitlove
@seekingthestars #seekingthestars
@portraits_mf #portraits_mf
@moodyports #moodyports
@pr0ject_soul #pr0ject_soul
@bravoportraits #bravoportraits
@rainbow.features
#rainbowfeatures
@vscoportrait #vcsoportrait
@folkportraits #folkportraits
@makeportrait #makeportrait
@vscoportrait #vscoportrait
@vogove #vogove
@portrait_society #portraitsociety
@luisthechickengod
#theswaggingchicken
@herefallsthenight
#herefallsthenight
@discoverportrait #discoverportrait
@makeportraitsmag
#makeportraitsmag
@earth.portraits #earthportraits
@portraitgames #portraitgames
@portrait_perfection
#portraitperfection
@portraitfolk #portraitfolk
@creative_portraits
#creative_portraits
@hvmansouls #hvmansouls
@lensofourlives #lensofourlives
@portraitstream #portraitstream
@portraitsmag #portraitsmag
@yourvisiongallery
#yourvisiongallery
@projectphotoshop
#projectphotoshop
@portraitsofgirls #portraitsofgirls
@portrait_vision #portrait_vision
@portraitfeature #portraitfeature
@artofportrait_ #artofportrait
@777luckyfish #777luckyfish
@pulsefilm #pulsefilm
@ig_muse #ig_muse
@skilled_portraits #skilled_portraits
@iiwiimag #iiwiimag
@watchingfilms #featuremefilms
@envisiontones #envisiontones
@oursecrethidden
#oursecrethidden
@modernmoons #modernmoons
@chasingessence
#chasingessence
@featureacc #featureworlds
@flakemagazine #featuremeflake
@obliviousfilm #featuremeof
@creative_portraits
#creative_portraits
@portraitsatl #portraitsatl
@portraits_la #portraitsla
@portraitkillers #portraitkillers
@ambientfeature #ambientfeature
@artistfound #artistfound
@exploremoreportraits #exploremore

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Travel / Places

@livefolk
#lifeofadventure
@folkmagazine #folkmagazine
@agameoftones #agameoftones
@exklusive_shot #exklusive_shot
@theglobewanderer
#theglobewanderer
@marvelous_shots
#marvelous_shots
@visualsoflife #visualsoflife
@createcommune
#createcommune
@thevisualscollective #exploretocreate
@travelandlife #travelandlife
@instagood
#instagoodmyphoto
@worldplaces #worldplaces
@bestvacations #bestvacations
@beautifuldestinations
#beautifuldestinations
@earthgallery #earthgallery
@awesome_earth
#awesome_earth
@artofvisuals
#artofvisuals
@discoverearth #discoverearth
@wonderful_places
#wonderful_places
@discoverglobe #discoverglobe
@fantastic_earth #fantastic_earth
@earthfocus #earthfocus
@ourplanetdaily #ourplanetdaily
@illgrammers #illgrammers
@big_shotz #big_shotz
@urbanandstreet #urbanandstreet
@nakedplanet #nakedplanet
@theoutbound #theoutbound
@modernoutdoors
#modernoutdoors
@passionpassport
#passionpassport
@visualambassadors
#visualambassadors
@way2ill_ #way2ill
@fatal.frames #fatalframes
@main_vision #main_vision
@streets_vision #streets_vision
@theimaged #theimaged
@nationaldestinations
#nationaldestinations
@travelandleisure #tlpicks
@natgeotravel #natgeotravel
@streetartglobe #streetartglobe
@roamtheplanet #roamtheplanet
@earthpix #earthpix
@tourtheplanet #tourtheplanet
@awesome.photographers
#awesome_photographers
@heatercentral #heatercentral
@l0tsabraids_ #l0tsabraids
@hinfluencercollective
#hinfluencercollective
@sombresociety #sombresociety
@igshotz #igshotz
@igpodium #igpodium
@thebest_capture
#TheBest_Capture
@world_shotz #theworldshotz
@mobilemag #mobilemag
@gramslayers #gramslayers
@thedarkpr0ject #thedarkpr0ject
@explore.more #exploremore
@soft_vision #soft_vision
@rural_love #rural_love
@phototag_it #phototag_it
@hotshotz_ #hot_shotz
@urbanromantix #urbanromantix
@nightimages #nightimages
@citykillerz #citykillerz
@streetshared #streetshared
@shotzdelight #shotzdelight
@citykillerz #citykillersz
@feedbacknation #feedbacknation
@lastingvisuals #lastingvisuals
@trappingtones #trappingtones
@nse_urban #nse_urban
@citygrammers #citygrammers
@capturedconcepts
#capturedconcepts
@leagueoflenses #leagueoflenses
@exceptional_pictures
#exceptional_pictures
@superb_photos #superb_photos
@1stinstinct #1stinstinct
@urban.aisle #urbanaisle
@estheticlabel #estheticlabel
@vibesofvisuals #vibesofvisuals
@chaosmag #choasmag
@huntgramcuration #huntgram
@thevisualvogue #thevisualvogue
@naturephotoportal
#naturephotoportal
@inspirationcultmag
#inspirationcultmag
@shotsonearth #shotsonearth
@theworldgrammers
#theworldgrammers
@stevoxmag #stevoxmag
@shotaroundmag #shotaroundmag
@alphawanderlust #alphahype
@gritty.side #grittyside
@fm2mag #fm2mag
@illusionaryaperture
#illusionaryaperture
@gramheist #gramheist
@frametality #frametality
@visuallyobsessed
#visuallyobsessed
@visualsmovement
#visualsmovement
@visualinvaders #visualinvaders
@visualthrillers #visualthrillers
@eyecandy_collective
#eyecandy_collective
@all2epic #all2epic
@globalnightsquad
#globalnightsquad

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