It’s a world-renowned fact that one of the core reasons for the instant acceptance of Instagram was the Filters. Thanks to the ingenuity of Kevin Systrom in understanding his girlfriend’s pain point and solving it instantly thereby solving a billion people problem! That I call is a genius.
Today, the entire photography industry is driven by mobile cameras, whether you (if you are DSLR/Mirrorless photographer) want to accept it or not. The DSLRs (and also Mirrorless) are becoming more and more niche products every passing year. They are kind of Dinos 🙂
As the famous saying goes, “the best camera in the world is the one that’s with you,” holds good now, more than ever.
I have been using my mobile phones to take photographs from decades.
Despite being a professional photographer and blogger for more than 5 years now, I still use my mobile phone–iPhone 6s–to take photographs. I have loads of photos from my mobile camera! I mean “loads” you know.
However, I was never too serious about doing anything with those photos. Why? I think you know.
If not, here it is…
I am a professional guy you know, the “PRO”! My photography equipment cost is roughly about $19,214/- (or INR 13,45,000/-). Crazy, right?
I am crazier than that. My car costed me just $6,000/- (or INR 4,20,000/-).
While my photography equipment is brand new, my car is second-hand. That’s craziness multiplied by whatever.
But then…it was time to get back on Instagram. Thumbs up to one more medium (not this Medium, though) of showing off that I am a “professional” photographer.
Whether you like it or not, you got to do it. After all, you are a photographer, man! You know what I mean, don’t you?
Anyway, I thought I am loosing on the gold mine that all these Influencers seem to be digging in, day in day out, while I sweat it all out on my blog. Poor me.
I Finally Decided It’s Time For Me To Enter!
I opened my Instagram Account on…
Why don’t you take a guess?
Maybe 5 years ago? or perhaps just when Instagram was launched? Because it’s around the same time I started “serious” photography with my DSLR.
Makes sense right? But, that’s not what I did.
I am sure you’ll roll on the floor laughing so hard that your neighbors will have to call the police when I say this…
I opened it on 8th February 2019. Just two months ago!
Okay…I’ll let you roll now…laugh it all out.
After ONE BILLION users and perhaps every professional, experienced, professional, amateur, novice, and even non-photographers opened their account, I realize I am missing out!
Not bad. Huh.
Okay, here’s what I found out though.
When I Dug Deep into the Instagram…
…here’s what I found.
Instagram comes built-in with all the post-processing controls that’s once was coveted by the “real” photographers. You know that never-ending debate about who is the real photographer, don’t you?
Every serious photographer would use post-processing software like Adobe® Photoshop® or Lightroom®! or Canon DPP or Coral or whatever. You might have heard about at least one of them at least once in your lifetime if you are a (mobile) photographer.
Here’s how Instagram’s post-processing tools look like if you’ve never seen it before.
BTW, I created the above screenshot using Adobe® Photoshop® 🙂
I was blown away when I see this whole bunch of post-processing tools that were built into the app. Hell, these are the tools we pay top dollars to get. I am not kidding. I pay a monthly subscription fee for Adobe® Lightroom® to get the same tools + some more, of course. I am not that idiot, after all.
Anyway, here’s what it means to you.
Whether you know about these tools or not, you have the power to change your mobile photos to look very professional.
I am not kidding. Look at these pictures. What do you think I’ve used to take these photos?
All the above photos were taken with my iPhone 6S and post-processed using the tools available in the Instagram app.
If you like what you see and what to get these results for yourselves, then I have good news for you.
I’ve made it too easy for you to get the results.
Introducing…InstaPower (A Free eBook!)
I thought there are a billion users who are uploading zillion photographs every single month, and they might not even be aware of the fact that they have these powerful post-processing tools at their disposal!
Did you know there were so many tools? Perhaps, you might have seen them but didn’t know what to do with them. Or, maybe you were using the much-touted filters that every single Instagram user is using.
The sea of sameness!
So, the next thing that came to my mind was, I could very well empower all these users including you, of course, to convert your snapshots (that’s what we famously call for the mobile photos in the photography circles) into great shots or at least better shots.
Of course, I am assuming that your photos are good. Aren’t they?
If your mobile photos aren’t that good, don’t worry, I’ll soon come up with an eBook to help you out. I am great. Am I not? Shameless fellow, you say.
But first, here’s the free eBook that uncovers the post-processing power built into the Instagram App.
It’s a free eBook about Post-processing tips for mobile photographers and Instagram users. I have demonstrated how to use the tools with examples so that you can quickly start using these tools. Almost instantly, I must say.
And you can download it right now without entering your mail ID. Nope. It’s a direct download link!
Don’t worry. It’s an easy read with just about 47 pages loaded with examples and very little but useful text explaining the tools. It’s a pdf file and the size is roughly 13 MB.
Here’s are a few pages from the eBook.
What’s More? You’re Free to Distribute It
Yep. You read it right.
I have given full permission to anyone to share the eBook, as is. There’s no copyright or no sign-in or sign-up required to download the eBook. So, please feel free to share the eBook to your friends via email, social media, or any channel that you think is suitable.
I hope you enjoy reading my eBook and hopefully start using the post-processing functionality of Instagram right away. Don’t forget to connect with me on Instagram.
My Instagram handle (is that what you call it?) is @prathap.dk
That’s all for now. Thanks for reading. Much appreciated.