Apologies for the short post this week (hey, at least I remembered this time!). With the holiday last week, and with many summer activities otherwise drawing my attention, I didn’t post many pictures to Instagram or 500px.
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.
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.
Sometimes a photo is worth losing a bit of sleep.
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.
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.