Impact of new Instagram Business profiles

Does anyone have any experience so far, positive or negative, with the newly added Instagram business account option? I run two accounts, one for my freelance photography business (~6k followers), and for my "day job" (16k). My day job account brings us a LOT of our business and attention, and I'm nervous about messing with it. I know I'll...

Hashtag management

What tools/approaches have you found to work for managing your hashtags? I have been using the TFL Pro app, but it is super buggy. What I do like is it let's me save collections of tags and counts the tags in each collection. Anything like that out there?


Instagram deleted me for no reason

Has anyone else had the unfortunate experience of their Instagram account just vanishing? It sounds ridiculous but that is exactly what happened to mine. My username was Onelittletaste and then yesterday after uploading an image my account just simply did not exist anymore. The whole thing was deleted like it had never been. No warning, not...

Instagram Picture Selection Dilemma

Hi there!

I am an amateur photographer living in London. My main occupation is doing a Masters degree (clinical research) at Imperial College London, but I do some freelance work from time to time (events), mainly thanks to the jobs being advertised through the facebook page of my university's photographic society.

So I have this...

Any social networks worth the time alongside Instagram?

Hi, pretty new to promoting my work over social media. I've been putting my efforts into Instagram for the last while and am happy where things are going. I'm wondering though if anyone thinks any of the other networks are worth the time - Google+, Flickr, 500px etc. etc.

I don't really have the time to maintain a bunch of different...

3 months - 50 followers. Reality of Instagram.

Let's start by saying that I am not another Andrew Griswold and I am not going to tell you a magic recipe for getting a business through Instagram, or reaching 50k followers.

What I might do however, is to reassure some of you that you are not the only one struggling out there. There is at least two of us!

Who am I then? I am...

I'd love some advice

I'd love if it I could get some critique on what I'm doing right/wrong from some more experienced instagram users.

I've never been super into social networks so that's probably my first hindrance.

I know that I should be posting more often for sure but aside from that I'm trying m best to tag and do what I can but there just doesn...

VSCO. The new thing?

Hello there!

Living in a large family, new apps are a daily occurrence. Recently, one family member told me about VSCO, which is "social media for artsy pictures" as she called it. I Like the idea of photo based platforms, and instagram has been HUGE for me recently.

My question is this: could VSCO become the next large social...

Plan of action? (How do you take advantage of great feedback?)

So since my last post (two posts down I think, about making separate accounts) I've been forging ahead and have added 150 followers (in the 300s now...woo hoo, ha ha) and gotten some great feedback. I've also followed and liked a ton of other accounts that inspire me and I really enjoy the flow and community I find on Instagram.



I love the idea of using Instagram as a a website to market business, I can't help but notice that my feed is so messy and I can't pick a theme. Anyone have any advice for organizing Instagram?

New member @alexander_roan

Hey everyone, I've followed fstoppers for a while, but just signed up today.

I am in the 1st year of setting up my photography business. I've mostly been doing shoots for small businesses so far.

I would quite like to connect with some of the community on instagram, so please say hi if you would like to connect. Also love to get...

How to stop the d*mn spambots


As I am sure you all know, instagram is FILLED with thousands of spam accounts advertising to get you instagram famous or thousands of followers. I keep getting these bots to comment, like my photos, tag me, etc, and when I go to block them, it seems as though I lose followers or get less traffic to my posts. Is there any way...

Instagram - Patterns and strategy

Hey guys this is my first post on this group and i want to ask you all one question that seems to me very effective on IG.
In this group i found inspiration from @the_gris for making some of the photos on my IG account and keep working hard to get new followers.
I've also want to thank everybody wich wrote a good post with a trick...


Hi I'm Keith and I wanted to introduce myself. I am new to the business side of photography and I am looking to learn as much as I can. I recently started being more active on Instagram and I think that there is a ton of potential there that I am not utilizing. I'm excited to be a part of this group and am looking forward to learning more. My...

Working for Free and then Getting Paid for Posts on Instagram!

Now, I started my photography career around the time I joined Instagram. It was a place for me to escape my daily routine job of designing with something totally new and challenging. I shot mainly with my phone and didnt own a nice big camera. I used what I had to get the best results possible starting out. The ultimate grind! About two years...

I listened. I did it. I got results.

I wanted to do this publicly.Thank you Thank you Andrew Griswold. I followed your wisdom. I tagged and even hashtagged allrecipes popular hashtags and got their attention. Given they do offer these to a ton of people but its only a first step to bigger more exclusive brands.

How I did it. I simply uploaded it to instagram, but first a...

Traction on IG

Hello Everyone,
This is my first post in this group and I just wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading some of the posts. I am writing this because I am having a hard time gaining traction on Instagram. I just started my photography account 18 weeks ago and the biggest problem I am having is I will have several people with larger...

Numbers game?

I'm starting to steadily gain steam on growing my followers on instagram, but I don't know... I fall in love with most of my followers and tend to follow them back. I notice on my profiles follower vs. follow ratio, of course right now I follow more cause I like too much, but does anyone think would it hurt my public image or people from...

Any Tips on Growing your Following on IG?

I've read a lot of articles about booting followers on Instagram and have been following the recommendations. Mainly those about being more interactive like commenting on more pictures and liking other pages. It did help, but only to a certain extent. Any other tips? Maybe about posting at certain times or using the right hashtags? Here's a...

I Don't Give a Sh*t What you Shoot with, Just Shoot!

What do you guys shoot with before posting to Instagram? For me, I will shoot with anything I feel will get the shot perfect in my mind. I primarily shoot with my iPhone 5s and have shot with big brands such as General Electric with nothing more than my old iPhone 4s! It doesn't matter what you shoot with, just that you shoot. Continue to...

I'am new member, thank you Andrew

I have read all the posts, and it's amazing Community i <3 it guys really!
I am a member in instagram too, Photographer and Graphic & Web designer
I would like some tips to enter the world Instagram Business
I am honored to know the opinion of andrew and all the members here
this is my insta ―