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?
At the beginning of 2018, Instagram made some changes to their algorithm that have had an impact on big and small accounts alike. Many folks have seen a dip in their engagement (likes, comments, follows, reposts) since the change. If you are hustling to grow your Insta following, your old way of doing things might not be effective anymore.Feb 07, 2018