My favourite photo of mine on Instagram in April
My enjoyment of using Instagram is continuing to grow and grow. Using it to both publicise my button jewellery as well as show my photography and life is something I take great pleasure in. Add in the lovely feel of community I get interacting with my fellow crafters, seeing all the amazing photographs out there and getting to have a general nosey into the life of others and…well…I think I have finally found the social media for me.
Having followed an Instagram challenge in March (click here for the #marchmeetthemaker summary), I did approach April a little concerned – would I lose focus, struggle to find photos to put on every day, run out of ideas? Thankfully these fears proved groundless. I love finding things to include on my feed and seeing what gets responses from others on there. The photos that for me got the biggest responses this month were these two:
New business card design
Nippori station, Tokyo – our old local station
Okay we are still talking small numbers…everyone has to start somewhere though!
I am experimenting with my feed at the moment and trying to use either the same or similar filter for all my photos. I kind of like the effect (what do you think?) although I am finding that what works for my more general photos doesn’t always work for all photos especially my product ones. I think I will try this for a while longer and then maybe try a different approach.
To finish off today, here are a few of my favourite photos from my Instagram feed last month. To see more, why not head over to Instagram and follow me there!
A few of my Instagram highlights for April
Time for a catch up on my progress in the Dogwood 52 challenge. I have been taking the photos…just not had the time to blog about it having been very busy with the Etsy Resolution programme.
The photo above was my selected photo for week 5 Black and White Landscape. I love black and white photography so was really looking forward to this week. The weather was (yet again) terrible here in Cumbria and my potential ideas for photos didn’t happen. In the end I took this one on a stroll to my local tearooms where I take my work sometimes for a change of scenery.
Week 4 was a headshot portrait. I really don’t like taking photos of people and as a result I am not too great at it. This photo was a little bit of a ‘just get something done’ type of photo – still I did learn from it and I suppose that is the point of taking part in this challenge.
I am still waiting for inspiration to strike for week 6: Candy. There was so many brilliant ideas and photos appearing on the Facebook group – everything I thought seemed rubbish in comparison. So I have put that one on the back burner for now to come back to later.
The challenge for week 7 was a faceless portrait to show the story of someone or something without showing their face. Unlike last week, I had an idea this week which I was rather pleased with. I played around with flash lighting this week and although maybe my idea was better than the execution, I am still pleased with my photo this week.
And so I am up to date with my Dogwood photos on the blog! (lets ignore week 6 for now…and the current week…)