Instagram and other social channels can be a fun way to share what you love with your audience and to develop your skills as a creator. Once you get started, the opportunities for growth are endless. Here are some tips to help boost your creativity and take your feed to the next level.
Collaborate with other creators
Chances are, there are more than a few talented, local creators in your local community. Working with them can be a great way to learn more about how to create content, put together beautiful collaborations, and find ways to improve on what you’re already doing. Use geotags to help find other creators in your area that you may not already know or try putting together an Instameet to connect with others who you might work well with. You’ll be amazed at the things that you can learn from getting together with other talented people.
Work on your photography skills
A great way to boost your creativity is by taking time to learn how to improve your photos. Further developing your photography skills will allow you to create more professional-looking images which will help you to stand out. A quick search online will help you to better understand composition, editing and equipment (that you might want to invest in) and photography courses (in-person or online) that will give you even more insight into how to make the most of your photos.
Try something new
Stepping out of your comfort zone is a great way to put your creativity to the test. Try sharing something new that you love and haven’t really had a chance to add to your feed yet. Whether it’s getting more personal with your audience, incorporating a new interest of yours, or branching out into a new niche, bringing a new element into your feed is a great way to test yourself and give your account an interesting boost.
Create a theme
If you really want to let your creative side show, giving your feed a curated theme is a great way to really elevate your channel. It might not always be easy, but giving your feed a cohesive look can really take it to the next level and will help to give new followers a better understanding of who you are. Try to stick to a consistent color scheme or editing style so that all of your images flow together. There are lots of great apps, like Planoly, that will help you to plan out your feed so you can ensure that your feed stays consistent.
Trying something new to boost your creativity can be tough, but it’s a great way to enhance your work as a creator and will definitely be worth the effort in the long run. What other ways have you tried to grow and enhance your work? Comment below!
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