Last Saturday I was thrilled to be able to share with an amazing group of women, at Kirsten and Co’s #popfizzchic event, not only how to create a vignette, but a few tips on how to upload it to Instagram as well. Today I would like to share those tips with you as well.
Instagram – A Simple How To Guide
Ok so you’ve styled your heart out and you are happy with your vignette, now it’s time to share it on the happiest of social media and my favourite, Instagram! Quite simply, first you need to take a photo, in fact usually when I am taking a photo for Instagram, I take 13, 17 even up to 20 photos trying to capture the vignette at its best angle.
Don’t be afraid to play around with the angle until you are satisfied the photo is showing it the way you would like to. Take the photo from above, from the side, experiment. Our eye has the ability to see so differently to what the camera does, play, play, play until you love the image.
Once you have a photo you are satisfied with, it’s time to upload it to Instagram.
Once you have chosen your photo press next and this is where the fun really begins. Filters!!!!! My best friend, these will help you lighten the image, create mood or ambience, filters are the bomb!! Play with the filters until you find one that is appealing to your eye, remember if you like others will too, especially your Insta friends, as we are all attracted to the type of people who are like us in their taste and style. Which is code for, your friends generally like looking at the exact same type of things you do, so choose what you like and others will like it too.
Once you have selected your filter, you can use the little sun button at the top to brighten your photo more. Typically photos taken inside, will not have enough light to be appealing or to accurately reflect what you can see with your eye. This little secret will help you do this.
Press the little sun and then slide the line to suit your photo from there press done.
This will take you back to the edit screen in which if your image is still not exactly as you would like, you can follow through with the edit button.
The edit button allows you to edit the colour, brightness contrast and so on. Not really necessary in most cases, but you do have the option if you require it.
Once you are satisfied with your edited image, press next.
This will take you through to the area in this process where you can add the words you would like to accompany your photo. Perhaps a short story about the photo or a description. From this screen you can also tag people or where you purchased your items from or add a location of where the photo was taken, you can also upload the same photo to Facebook and other social sites from here.
Let’s talk hashtags, hashtags are great for bringing traffic or attention to your photo. In many cases, fellow uses search Instagram via hashtags. On Saturday we used the event hashtag of #popfizzchic If you head over to Insta and search this tag, you will see all the fun we had and the wonderful community that is building.
Ok now it’s competition time, for those of you who are keen to style themselves a vignette in your own home and share it on instagram, I have the opportunity for you to win $100 Provincial Home Living gift card. All you need to do is style your vignette, snap a shot, share on Instagram and use the hashtags #popfizzchic and #tbwvignette
Then I get to have my Oprah moment and choose a winner from those who have used the hashtags correctly, also remember if your account is private, I cannot see your image.
I am very much looking forward to seeing your style!
Below is all the boring stuff you need to know about the competition.
Terms and Conditions
1.This is a game of skill. Each valid entry to be judged on creativity and originality, not by chance.
2. There is one prize: 1 x $100 Provincial Home Living Voucher.
3. Entries are valid for Instagram posted photos until 5pm Sunday 30th of April 2017 and must contain the hashtag #tbwvignette and #popfizzchic
4.Prize is not transferable or changeable
5. Prize will be posted out by The Builder’s Wife as general mail and will not be replaced in the event it is stolen, lost or damaged in transit or virtually.
6.Entry is via sharing a picture on your own Instagram account of your self created vignette tagging #tbwvignette and #popfizzchic
7.Entry into any giveaway or competition is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions
8.Entrants must be Australian residents and aged 18 or over
9. The winner will be notified by Instagram private message and has 3 days to reply and claim the prize. The winner will also be announced on Facebook. This giveaway is not endorsed by Facebook or Instagram.
10. The decision on the winner is final and no dialogue will be entered into otherwise.
11. These terms and conditions are subject to change at any time without notice.