Q: What camera and lens do you use?
A: For professional shots, I use my Canon 6D with a Sigma 50mm f/1.4 lens or Canon 24mm f/2.8 lens. For all other shots, I use my iPhone X.
Q: What apps do you use to edit your photos/videos?
A: For my Instagram content, I used to use VSCO and Facetune for photos, but now I mostly use Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. For filtering videos to fit my feed, I've always used the Chromic app. For Instagram Stories, I mostly use the Videoshop app and Unfold app (amazing templates). For Youtube, I use Final Cut Pro X.
To see a video of how I edit, plan, and publish my Instagram photos, click here.
Q: How did you grow your following?
A: Find your niche and own it. Know your audience and cater to them accordingly. Stay consistent and disciplined.
There isn’t any particular formula I stick to other than try to generate unique content that potential followers and brands can relate to. Go with the flow. People unfollow for 2 reasons, either you're not following back, or you’re not providing them with the content they want. You have to be okay with not appealing to everyone. You have to be okay with people unfollowing you. Remind yourself of your values and your purpose. At the end of the day you’re not doing this for them. You’re doing it because you love it. Once you fully absorb and understand that, the right people will follow along.
Q: Who designed your blog?
A: With the help of Google search, my childhood knowledge of HTML coding, and Squarespace's endless amount of resources, I designed this blog myself. :)