5 Ways To Increase Engagement On Instagram

One of my modules at university last semester focused on communication, part of this module specifically focused on communicating via social networks. As part of this, I had to create and run a social media account. Something I’m already kinda familiar with. This account was specifically focused on finding ways to engage viewers of the account and I learned quite a bit about how to use...

I Quit Social Media For A Week

Recently one of my university projects focused on data visualisation. The brief was to take a set of data and create an infographic which displays that information in a way that is easy to understand. As part of this brief, I had to create an infographic based on a piece of personal data. I had a number of ideas for my personal data infographic and one of those was how much I use my phone each...
Editing image in photoshop using Adobe Camera RAW

How I Edit and Schedule Instagram Photos

As a designer, Instagram is a great way to promote my work. I have a second Instagram account just for my art and design work. Since the new API update, Instagram has allowed business accounts to directly schedule photos rather than manually post them. Today I thought I would share how I edit and schedule Instagram photos for my art account. TAKING PHOTOS I’m still working on my 100-day project...

My Instagram Tips: White Balance

Today I thought I would share one really simple trick which has made my Instagram photos look better. That is adjusting the white balance. For those of you who don't know, white balance is the process of removing unrealistic colour casts so that objects that appear white in real life also appear white in photographs. SETTING UP The type of light that bounces off an object changes its appearance,...

How I Edit My Instagram Photos Using VSCO & PS

Today I thought I would share my photo editing process for Instagram. I love Instagram and I love sharing photos so hopefully you will find it useful. Some of my photos are taken using my digital SLR so the process I use changes depending on what camera I took the photo with. I know some people think not using a phone is cheating but my view has always been use the best camera you have available....