ONLINE LECTURE: Instagram for Artists with David Owen Hastings
Monday, Nov 23 2020, 10:30am - 12:00pm PST. copy to my calendar, iCal export
Port Townsend School of Arts 201 Battery Way, Port Townsend, WA 98368, USA (map)

You see so many artists and creative people posting their work and sharing photos on a regular basis. But how do you get started, and what are the best practices for Instagram?

In this talk I will share how to set up an account, create links to your website and Facebook page, understand and use hashtags effectively, and explore how to create a consistent and creative presence. We’ll talk about how to interact in a way that gets your posts seen by the right people, and learn how to take simply good photos. #youcandothis

Getting started, setting up your Instagram account
Business vs. personal accounts
Writing your bio: short and sweet!
Link to your Facebook page
Use tagging to get people’s attention
Set up to allow multiple web links from your bio
How to use hashtags to reach people who don’t know you
Instagram messaging
Posting with purpose
Instagram Stories, and why you should use them
Interacting effectively with others to build your audience
When to follow, and when not to
Cultivating relevant followers
Navigating multiple accounts
Taking great photos, and fixing not-so-great ones
Being consistent, and staying visible