But you have to get started to be good.
Starting any new endeavor is scary. Whether that is starting a business, opening an Etsy shop, writing a blog, or starting a YouTube channel, it’s all scary stuff. I talk to a lot of women who want to make a big leap of faith and start an entrepreneurial journey. One of the most common things I hear them say is, “I am not good enough at it yet to really put myself out there.” They put off starting something that could be life changing simply because they don’t think they have what it takes to get started and be successful. They look at the skills and talent of people they admire, and mistakenly believe that they can’t have that same success unless they are as skilled as those people.
It is well known that photos that have people in them tend to get more attention than photos that don't. On Instagram, you are almost guaranteed to get more engagement when you take a picture of yourself holding a bag than a picture of just the bag itself. Unless you have willing participants to model for your photos, you will probably end up having to be your own model. This can feel really awkward and frustrating. It's why some people choose to hire a photographer instead of trying to take their own portraits. However, not everyone has the budget for costly photography. So, without people to model for you, or a photographer to take your photos, how do you get beautiful photos of yourself for Instagram?
I know a lot of mamas who, like myself, are trying to step up their Instagram feed. Since the recent changes in the Instagram algorithm went into effect, many Instagrammers have felt that engagement on their photos has declined. For busy momtrepreneurs like us who are using Instagram to gain exposure, collaboration opportunities, and business growth, that can be very discouraging. This has left many Instagrammers trying to step up their photography to help gain back some of that engagement.