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Instagram Class – Where To Send Visitors

Instagram is a great place to generate an audience and even generate web traffic. *please excuse the facebook live audio sync issue... I didn't do it on purpose ;) The purpose of this is so you do NOT have to keep changing the link shown on your Instagram Bio. If pointing link to your blog. Don't send to your Top Level as that is a waste of your traffic. Instead send to your actual blog post Example: Top Level = www.LawrenceTam.net Blog Post = www.lawrencetam.net/how-to-make-extra-money-the-unconventional-guide/

By Lawrence Tam, ago
Instagram

Finding The Right Instagram Alternative: 55 Apps for Social Sharing + Filters

Instagram is one of the hottest editing apps for mobile devices right now. It is exclusively mobile; you can't edit or share photos on the web, though you can view it on the web. Though it is a popular app, people have begun to search for an Instagram alternative that suits their needs and photo editing style. Instagram has a huge community of followers. The following has built up massive momentum over the past few years. The nice thing about having a huge following is that you are more likely to find people you know on Instagram. You can share, tag, and send messages to others with Instagram accounts. However, with a huge following there is also going to be an inevitable diluting of the quality of content being streamed on Instagram. Sharing photos on other social media platforms is a must. You can share on social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter. Over the years, Instagram has added a couple more filters, an entire video section, geo-tagging, inboxes and a few other perks. However, for some people it is not enough. Some think that there are not enough filters, or options with filters. There is such a thing as too much choice, but some discerning photo app users want some more options. That doesn't thwart the hundreds of other apps vying to be the next big Instagram alternative. The key is to finding the right Instagram alternative. (more…)

By Lawrence Tam, ago
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Instagram Effects: Free Tools That Give You More Than Instagram

One of the most fun aspects of Instagram, for snap-happy photographers, is the Instagram effects. Others love the social aspect of Instagram and sharing your best photos of your life is fun with others who like and comment on your photos. Once Instagram came out with video, it has never been the same - shooting videos that are short and sweet, but still longer and more satisfying than Vine. Some of us are not satisfied with just Instagram effects. We want a little something more to put our photographic creations over the edge. That's where this article comes in. We feature just a handful of apps, both online and mobile, that offer a boatload of features. If you have a large following on Instagram, then you are probably always trying to take the best photos you can. The cool thing about Instagram is that you can upload photos that are already edited. If you want find a program that takes your Instagram photos to the next level so that you can out-photo your fans, read on. spiderman - instagram effects

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Or perhaps you want those cool Instagram effects on a web browser, where you can edit, download or share as you please. You can also see them online, on bigger screens, in all their Instagram-y glory. If so, I've got some sweet apps for you, too. You can comfortably fall into photo editing nirvana. The featured apps in this article have more filters, more collages, more borders, more effects, stickers, letters, and sharing options. Some are very advanced for a complete customization experience; some are simple and sweet - they do the hard work for you. If Instagram effects are your thing, but you don't want to spend all day bouncing your photos between different photo editing tools, then check out these all-in-one tools below. (more…)

By Lawrence Tam, ago
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Apps Like Instagram – 11 That Make You Look Like A Professional Photographer

I have seen some amazing pictures taken, and then found out that they were taken with a smartphone. A lot of them were taken with Instagram and apps like Instagram. They were filtered through an an app and posted online. Better than my professional Nikon D7000 that I paid a lot of money for (okay.. it could be photography novice error). Do our smartphones make us good photographers? Considering how many photos we take of ourselves, our SOs, our kids, our events, we learn how to make the best of the photographic equipment right in our own phones. There are even special attachments and upgrades that we can get for our smartphones to make them perform more like professional cameras, video and audio recording equipment. Have you seen the selfie stick? -HuffingtonPost*source: huffingtonpost (more…)

By Lawrence Tam, ago