TWOI: 3/5/18

Good morning, and welcome to a new week!  This week on Instagram featured shots from Hawaii, some local spots, and, hot off the press: Zion National Park!

This first one was from our trip last year to Yosemite.  A bunch of us were photographing Yosemite Falls with this field in the foreground, and this photographer wandered out into the field and into all our shots.  Momentarily annoyed, I quickly saw an opportunity to shoot a photographer in the mist.  This was my submission for last week’s Monochrome Madness by Leanne Cole.

© LotsaSmiles Photography 2017

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This Week on Instagram: 6/16/17

Today is my wedding anniversary.  Aaron and I have been married now for 8 years.  Crazy to think so much time has passed.

And together, we lead a pretty exciting life.  It can be stressful at times with how busy we are, but I love every moment of it; we have so many adventures!

And I love sharing them with you.

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Photostory: The Misty Morning

I’m fervently working through the 2057 photos I took in Costa Rica, and I hope to start sharing some photostories from that trip soon.  If you can’t wait that long, we’re already sharing some of our travel adventures on our travel blog, BIGtinyWorld.  We won’t be duplicating posts, so you’re invited to follow both blogs!

© LotsaSmiles Photography 2016

In the meantime, I have a photostory that’s a bit older.  I’ve been anxious to process these photos, but for whatever reason, I simply haven’t gotten around to them.  I alluded to this story before, but I now have the finished pictures to share in all their glory.

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This Week on Instagram: 5/26/17

I’m always amazed by the actual reactions each week to my photos versus my expectations.  Most of the time, the Instaverse simply doesn’t like the same pictures I do.  It gives me some very interesting insight to my photography.  Am I viewing a picture better than it actually is?  Or was it simply poor timing, poor hashtags, poor algorithm?  Who can know, for sure?

Either way, I’ll continue to put my photos out there.  These are the ones I like, at least.

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This Week on Instagram: 5/19/17

This week was a little better!  I saw increased engagement, and I even have a new inductee to the 100 Club!  I think I’ve finally figured out the secret, and I really should have known: my own engagement makes my account more visible.  I made a point this week if spending five minutes each time I post not only posting my picture, but then turning around and liking, commenting, and following others.  It takes more time, but I see huge improvements when I do those things.  Go figure.

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