How to Get More Followers on Instagram

17 Ways to Get More Followers on Instagram. Learn how to get more followers on Instagram by following these 17 tested and proven strategies used by popular influencers and leading brands.

Learn how to get more followers on Instagram by following these 17 tested and proven strategies used by popular influencers and leading brands.

Instagram can be a highly targetable, visual marketing channel for your brand and an opportunity to build a loyal audience that grows with your business.

In fact, more than 500 million Instagram users browse the app every day, making it home to some of the most engaged audiences around.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to grow your Instagram follower profile and increase engagement, while growing a massive following over time—one that’s full of real fans, not bots or fake followers.

17 ways to get more Instagram followers 

  1. Incorporate Reels into your content mix
  2. Cross-promote content
  3. Curate your profile grid
  4. Work with brand ambassadors
  5. Get follows from your loyalty program
  6. Market through your personal Instagram account
  7. Get on feature accounts
  8. Use the right hashtags
  9. Post at the right times
  10. Steal your competitors' followers
  11. Pay for sponsored posts and product reviews
  12. Use geotags to boost local discovery
  13. Organize your Stories in highlights
  14. Ask for more followers
  15. Run a giveaway
  16. Share user-generated content
  17. Use Instagram Live

Let’s dive deeper into how to implement each tactic to get more Instagram followers. 

1. Incorporate Reels into your content mix

Reels are fun videos you can share with followers on your Instagram account. They have audio, effects, and creative tools. You can share them on your feed and publicly in Instagram Explore to reach new audiences. 

Reels are new territory for brands. Kristie Dash, Instagram’s beauty partnerships manager, stated in a Glossy forum that there isn’t one formula for success with Reels. However, she does suggest the following tips to gain traction:

  • Keep content unique and trend-driven. Identify trends on Instagram and TikTok and put your own spin on them. This increases the chance your Reels will go viral and get in front of new people.
  • Make content relatable and simple. Not every Reel needs to be a production. Lower quality videos can perform as well as, if not better than, highly produced Reels.
  • Educate your audience. Find the balance between education and entertainment in your Reels.

Reels should be a huge priority for you right now. It’s prime real estate for your brand to be discovered by new followers.

—Kristen Dash, Beauty Partnerships Manager, Instagram

Trilce Jirón Garro, owner of social media marketing agency TBS Marketing, agrees. “Don’t sell your products through Reels content,” she says. “Share facts. Provide tips about the industry you’re in. Entertain viewers.” 

Trilce suggests that both new and existing brands incorporate entertaining Reels into their Instagram strategy. “Reels give anyone the opportunity to reach new target audiences,” she says. “There’s no learning curve because Reels content is lo-fi. And creators can produce community-driven content that builds trust, gains followers, and makes sales over time.” 

Trilce also loves the Instagram Insights Tool introduced for Reels. “Reels have become an integrated part of any Instagram marketing strategy,” she says. “Analytics tools for Reels have made it easy to track metrics and analyze data to see if your Reels are working. Now, you can understand exactly what your audience likes and dislikes, when to post Reels, and what calls to action resonate with viewers.” 

Using Reels Insights, you can see patterns and understand different spikes in engagement that affect your visibility on the platform. That way, you can create higher-quality content that gets even more engagement and followers. 

2. Cross-promote content

Cross-promoting involves posting similar content across various social media channels. It’s a tactic used to save time and resources. It’s also effective at increasing brand awareness and growing an audience on Instagram. 

Mobile users are spending an increasing amount of time with video and entertainment apps, with video content on social media platforms accounting for the biggest increase. Whether it’s a short-form video or lengthy tutorial, you want to improve the reach of your Instagram content. 

Justin Bieber’s holiday dance challenge is a great example of successful cross-posting. During the 2020 holiday season, the Canadian singer posted the same dance challenge on both TikTok and Instagram. On TikTok, his video short received 9.8 million likes. The same content on Instagram received 4.8 million likes. While some users may overlap, others likely use just one of these services. Thus, Bieber was able to reach more people just by posting the same video on two different platforms. 

cross-promoting on instagram

Nadya Okamoto, founder of lifestyle period brand August, has found that TikTok naturally cross-pollinates to Instagram and YouTube. In an interview with Modern Retail she said, “As we’ve grown on TikTok from August, we’ve also grown to 175,000 followers on Instagram.” Actively posting on multiple platforms has “affected our overall cost of acquisitions to be super effective,” allowing the brand to steer away from paid media as a main acquisition channel. 

TikTok isn’t the only channel you can cross-post on. The Instagram Reels format translates well to YouTube Shorts and Pinterest Stories. It’s important to note that Instagram’s algorithm won’t promote Reels that have a TikTok watermark. So if you’re going to cross-post content from Instagram to other channels, ensure the content is high quality and doesn’t promote a competing platform through watermarks. 

3. Curate your profile grid

Most of your Instagram followers won’t follow you for what you posted in the past but for the promise of what you’ll post in the future. Your audience wants to know what they’re going to get if they hit that Follow button.

Having a feed with a consistent posting schedule and theme can have just as much of an impact in growing a following as many of the other growth strategies we’ve covered above. Even a simple pattern can entice new followers, as long as it’s communicated at first glance to anyone who lands on your profile.

Consider your Instagram bio and your last nine posts as your first impression on Instagram. Do they effectively communicate some degree of consistency through personality, filters, colors, or layout? Does the clickable link send people to the same homepage every week or are you linking out to fun and exciting content too?

The layout of your grid is an often underestimated way to get creative with the aesthetic of your feed while adding a rhythm to your publishing strategy and consistency that’s worth following.

In fact, many accounts that adopt this approach often are able to spend less effort on creating content by focusing on converting visitors into followers, producing text graphics or other content with a faster turnaround, and streamlining the overall production of their Instagram content.

You can use a tool like Later to easily plan out and schedule Instagram posts to create the look and layout of your feed. Letterfolk is just one example of how far some brands go with the aesthetic of their Instagram layout. 

letterfolk grid

Your feed serves as the billboard for your brand. It’s a customer’s first touchpoint with you and captures the essence of your brand.

—Trilce Jiron, TBS Marketing

4. Work with brand ambassadors 

Don’t want to pay the celebrity influencer big bucks to market your brand? Work with brand ambassadors who have anywhere from a couple hundred to a few thousand followers. Ambassadors are people who genuinely support and believe in your brand and will tell their friends about it. 

Luxury shoe retailer Sarah Flint reports seeing success with its brand ambassador program, which has more than 500 women as members. Each ambassador has their own unique discount code, which gives them a free pair of Sarah Flint shoes after five new customers use it. 

Ambassadors like Holly Hollon attest to the quality and comfort of the brand’s shoes. Her Instagram posts are authentic and relatable to regular Sarah Flint shoppers. This helps the brand grow its Instagram following and earn sales. 

Holly Hollon IG influencer

5. Get follows from your loyalty program

Retailers are increasingly launching loyalty programs, repeatedly encouraging consumers to shop with their brand over another. It’s worked for brands like Sephora and Blume. One way brands are capitalizing on loyalty programs is by rewarding those who follow them on Instagram. 

When luxury retailer Rebecca Minkoff launched its rewards program, RM Rewards, it gave shoppers the option to earn points by following the brand’s Instagram account. Brands like Blume are also finding the value in rewarding Instagram followers. Program members can earn Blume Bucks for becoming a friend on Instagram versus Facebook or Twitter. 

Blume rewards program example

6. Market through your personal Instagram account

Another popular way to increase your Instagram following is growing your personal account—basically, make yourself the influencer. Harnessing both the company account and your personal account can increase brand recognition, follower counts, and sales. Pro tip: You can also run this playbook on TikTok to improve your numbers. 

It’s a tactic that works well for fashion label ANINE BING. In addition to the brand’s Instagram profile, the company’s founder also drives engagement and awareness through her personal Instagram page, which has more than one million followers. 

Anine Bing instagram profile

Anine invites followers into her design studio, takes them through the design process, and even gets feedback from followers throughout the creative process. Anine also shares a bit about her personal life and milestones, giving followers a peak behind the curtains of their favorite designer’s life. 

7. Get on feature accounts

Instagram feature accounts are pages that curate the best content in a specific niche. They are like the “best of” photo journals for an industry. Some feature accounts have a massive following. If you get placement on the account, it can send new Instagram followers to your profile. 

There are feature accounts for every niche: travel, fashion, photography, and more. For example, @discoverearth curates adventurous travel content from around the world for more than 6.6 million followers.

Discover Earth feature page

8. Use the right hashtags

Your goal on Instagram is to engage your current audience on a regular basis while also growing your number of real followers. Posting new, interesting, and engaging photos will satisfy the first requirement, but to begin growing you’ll find hashtagging your photos extremely important. Hashtagging makes it easy for people searching for specific terms to find your photos.

So which hashtags should you use? Just like with Twitter and other social sites, users on Instagram choose certain hashtags over others. If you use popular Instagram hashtags within your photos, you’re much more likely to reach new users and be discovered.

At the time of this writing, these were the top 20 hashtags on Instagram:

  1. #love
  2. #instagood
  3. #fashion
  4. #photooftheday
  5. #beautiful
  6. #art
  7. #photography
  8. #happy
  9. #picoftheday
  10. #cute
  11. #follow
  12. #tbt
  13. #followme
  14. #nature
  15. #like4like
  16. #travel
  17. #instagram
  18. #style
  19. #repost
  20. #summer

If you looked at this list and said, “But none of those apply to my products or brand,” you’re likely correct.

Using hashtags is one thing; using the right tags is something else.

Popular tags like the ones listed above will likely net you additional engagement and likes. However, they won’t lead to increased long-term engagement from relevant users, new followers, or, most importantly, sales.

If you want to tag your photos properly, you’ll need to find and use the most relevant hashtags. This means doing the appropriate research to make sure you’re using hashtags that not only describe your brand but that are also being searched for on Instagram.

You can use a free online tool like IconoSquare or Webstagram to find relevant, related, and popular hashtags by searching for key hashtags closely related to your brand.

For instance, if you have a men’s accessory business, you can use the hashtag #MensFashion in Webstagram to pull the following list of additional keyword hashtags, along with the number of times they have been used (i.e., their popularity).

hashtag examples

You can also find more related hashtags and their popularity if you search for any of your target keywords directly in the Instagram app.

You’ll want to go through this exercise trying different keywords that describe your brand and products, building out your hashtag keyword list as you go.

Keep in mind that Instagram allows for a maximum of 30 hashtags per post. Additionally, the popular words will change over time: make sure you revisit your hashtag keywords every few months so you’re using the best possible terms.

You can also steal hashtag ideas from competitors or similar accounts that have the kind of following you aspire to, but, ultimately, you want to create your own groups of hashtags that relate to your specific account.

Pro tip #1: For every product and product category in your store, research the most popular related Instagram hashtags. Use this research to compile a list of 15 to 20 popular hashtags for each category of products, as well as a base of five to 10 popular tags that describe your brand and product offering. Finally, create a list of location-specific hashtags that relate to your brand.

For example:

Brand keyword hashtags

#mybrandname #mensfashion #mensaccessories #mensgoods #fashion #mensstyle #instafashion #menswear

Product category keyword hashtags

#bugatchisocks #happysocks #corgisocks #socks #sockswag #socksoftheday #sockgame #sockswagg #socksofinstagram #happysockday #sockwars #funsocks #happysockday

Location-specific keyword hashtags

#Toronto #TorontoFashion #TorontoFashionBloggers

Store these groups of keyword hashtags in a convenient location like Evernote or Google Drive. This makes it easy to post a new Instagram image optimized for the most relevant keywords when you’re on the go. Some Instagram scheduling tools also let you save caption templates for storing your hashtag groups.

location specific keywords

Doing the work of researching, organizing, and saving the most applicable and popular hashtags upfront will save you a ton of time down the road, increase your engagement, and help garner new followers.

Pro tip #2: If you’ve been posting to Instagram for a while and feel you’ve missed out on all these opportunities to build your audience using keyword hashtags, fret not. You can still go back and post a comment with your new hashtag keyword lists and watch the likes and followers roll in.

Using hashtags in Instagram stories

Hashtagging on Instagram posts is a given, but you should also be using hashtags in your Stories for the chance to be seen by users who follow that specific hashtag.

You can use hashtag stickers (which can be found in the Instagram Stickers menu when creating a Story) or just hashtag directly in your post captions for a chance to be featured in a hashtag story.

Now that users can follow hashtags, your Stories on Instagram have a chance to be seen by both people who are following that hashtag and anyone who’s just checking it out.

9. Post at the right times

Beyond adding the appropriate hashtags and using the best filters to get more Instagram followers, you should also consider the timing of your posts.

A targeted approach involves analyzing what has and has not worked for you in the past. By visiting IconoSquare’s optimization section, you can get a detailed analysis of your posting history versus engagement. This report will also highlight the best times of the day and days of the week to post.

The dark circles indicate when you usually post media. The light gray circles show when your community has been interacting. The biggest light gray circles represent the best times for you to post.


You can also get a lot of great insight for free from Instagram analytics for business accounts, found under the Followers section.

You may want to consider using a social media scheduling tool to automatically publish your posts when your audience is the most engaged.

10. Steal your competitors’ followers

One of the best ways to find and attract a new following is by seeking out your closest competitors’ Instagram accounts and engaging with their audiences. These people have already shown some level of interest in the products you carry simply by following your competitors.

So how do you effectively steal your competitors’ followers? By engaging with them. There are several ways to engage with Instagram users, and the more work you put in, the more followers and repeat engagement you’ll get out of it.

The three types of engagement on Instagram are:

  • Follow a user
  • Like a photo
  • Comment on a photo

Don’t be afraid to use an emoji or two to add some personality to your text.

11. Pay for sponsored posts and product reviews

All this optimized posting to your account is great, but if you really want to increase Instagram followers, you need to take advantage of influencer marketing and expose your brand to a wider audience.

So, how do you do that? First, unlike the tactics to grow Instagram followers mentioned above, this one usually isn’t free. However, if done correctly, it’s of good value.

To get started, you’ll need to make a list of large accounts in your niche. For example, if you sell beauty products, you’ll want to find large accounts from beauty bloggers.

You may already be following these accounts, but if not, you’ll need to find them. One of the best ways is by using Webstagram to search for some of the best hashtag keywords you’ve uncovered. When you do a search for your keywords, you’ll see any related keywords, along with the top Instagram accounts that feature those keywords.

There are a couple of things to look for in the profiles results:

  • A large following (usually 20,000 to 200,000)
  • An email address in the profile

If there is an email address in the profile, it usually means the account is open to sponsored posts or a shoutout in a sponsored Story.

You’ll want to email and ask their sponsored post pricing. While this differs from influencer to influencer, you’ll likely find  the average rate to be anywhere from $20 to $50 per post, depending on the size of the following.

If you’re selling a unique and original product, you may also want to consider sending your product for the influencer to review and post. Usually, the more natural and less advertisement-like the image, the greater the engagement and response.

You don’t necessarily need influencers with a massive following to get more followers on Instagram, but rather ones with a high engagement rate (likes and comments relative to follower count), which many influencer marketplaces can provide.

12. Use geotags to boost local discovery

Besides hashtags, you can also make your Instagram posts and Stories discoverable by tagging your location—either the city you’re in or the venue where the photo or video was taken.

Locations not only have their own Instagram feed but also their own Story, and hashtags you can contribute to when you use the location sticker in your own Stories.

Local businesses can get the most value out of location tags by posting regularly to these feeds and also engaging with posts from prospective customers who are physically in the vicinity.

13. Organize your Stories into Highlights

Whenever a potential follower lands on your business profile, you have a short span of time to convince them to follow you.

One way to do this is by using the Highlights feature on your profile to organize your Instagram Stories in a way that communicates what your account is about.

Since Stories have a 24-hour lifespan, Highlights can be used to give them a second life and entice others to follow you so they don’t miss out on more Stories in the future.

fashion nova highlights

Use Story Highlights to grow Instagram followers by:

  • Creating trailers that tease what your account is about
  • Organizing your Stories into themes (like countries you’ve visited, for travel accounts)
  • Explaining your products through pictures and videos

14. Ask for more followers

It sounds obvious, but it deserves to be said: Don’t be afraid to occasionally ask your target audience to follow you.

The same way YouTubers ask their viewers to follow them at the end of their videos, you can also ask viewers to follow you for more content.

Sometimes people might really enjoy what you put out on Instagram but need a nudge before they actually follow you. 

You can also do this in your Instagram captions: work it into your content by pitching what your audience will get if they follow you or by hinting at content that’s coming up that they won’t want to miss.

15. Run a giveaway

One of the best kinds of comments you can get on any social media post, not just Instagram, is when one user tags a friend. Not only do these comments contribute to your post’s engagement, which in turn makes it favorable to the Instagram algorithm, but each tag brings you a new audience member who arrived through a recommendation and who you could potentially win over as a follower.

One way to encourage this behavior is by posting relatable content that begs for one-to-one sharing (e.g., a gym meme that asks you to tag a friend who skips leg day). But a more reliable way is by running a giveaway that encourages your audience to tag a friend and follow your account.

Follow Instagram’s promotion guidelines and any legal requirements for running an Instagram contest that applies in your country of operation.

For inspiration, here’s an example of a successful product giveaway from Philip Kingsley that incentivizes people to follow its account and tag a friend for the chance to win a collection.

giveaway example

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16. Share user-generated content

User-generated content (UGC) is any type of content—such as videos, photos, reviews, audio, and more—that you curate from fans or followers. It’s an essential tool in your marketing arsenal for gaining followers on Instagram. UGC helps humanize your brand by featuring real people, with real stories that show your product in real life, and builds a more trusting relationship with potential customers.

Not only does your audience love their 15 minutes of fame on your Instagram feed, featuring them also helps drive more sales in your online store. According to research from Olapic, consumers today are 56% more likely to buy something after seeing a photo of the product shared by customers. 

Take Fashion Nova, for example. The online retailer’s Instagram account relies heavily on user-generated content.

fashion nova UGC

Fashion Nova’s user-generated content gives it access to thousands of pictures from people all over the world to share with its target audience—pictures that both showcase the brand’s values and inspire followers to engage with the brand’s posts and buy the clothes real people are wearing. 

When it comes to creating user-generated content for your online store, start by asking customers to share their favorite experiences and images with your products by:

  • Creating a branded hashtag feed where customers can post images
  • Adding a call to action in your Instagram bio
  • Running a contest 
  • Reaching out to influencers
  • Adding an “ask” for user-generated content in your packaging

Remember, the goal of UGC is to show an authentic view of your products. If some customers send you lower-quality photos that still highlight your products’ best features, don’t be afraid to use them. 

17. Use Instagram Live

Live video is the key to running a successful marketing strategy on any social media platform. With Instagram, you can use Instagram Live to stream videos to your followers and engage with them in real time. 

When your brand starts a live video stream, a ring encases your profile picture in Instagram Stories to tell followers they can check it out. Followers also receive a notification when you start a live video. Once you finish your livestream, you can upload it to your Story for 24 hours. 

instagram live

Remember that Instagram Live is interactive. Your followers will probably comment while you’re live, so try to acknowledge their comments and find ways to get them to participate. 

Some ways to gain more followers when using Instagram Live include:

  • Influencer takeovers
  • Hosting an AMA (ask me anything) or Q&A
  • Teasing a product launch or update
  • Hosting a talk show
  • Going behind the scenes on your operations
  • Sharing a current event 
  • Running product tutorials

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How to Get More Followers on Instagram
Rupert  Beatty

Rupert Beatty


Papr: An Unsplash app for iOS


Papr is an unofficial Unsplash app for iOS.

🏃‍♂️ Getting Started

git clone
cd Papr
pod install
open Papr.xcworkspace # or xed .

⚙️ Setup

To be able to log in during development, you'll need a Client ID and Client Secret.

To get these, register a new OAuth application on Unsplash.

Make sure the Authorization callback URL is set to papr://unsplash. The others can be filled in as you wish.

To add the Client ID and Client Secret to the App, follow these steps:

  1. In Xcode, go to Product> Scheme > Manage Schemes...
  2. Select Papr and click Edit...
  3. Go to Run > Arguments
  4. Add your Client ID (UNSPLASH_CLIENT_ID as key) and Client Secret (UNSPLASH_CLIENT_SECRET) to the Environment Variables.

🎉 Why am I building this?

  1. Pushing RxSwift to its limits. 🔥
  2. MVVM + Coordinator
  3. Using Codable, RxDataSources, Action.
  4. Exploring Unsplash and its API
  5. Fun thing!


❤️ Contributing

I intend for this project to be more as an educational resource, learn by open sourcing.

I am very open for feedback and contribution.

Download Details:

Author: jdisho
Source Code: 
License: Apache-2.0 license

#swift #photos #ios #rxswift #photography 

Papr: An Unsplash app for iOS
Royce  Reinger

Royce Reinger


Photoprism: AI-Powered Photos App for The Decentralized Web

PhotoPrism: Browse Your Life in Pictures

PhotoPrism® is an AI-Powered Photos App for the Decentralized Web. It makes use of the latest technologies to tag and find pictures automatically without getting in your way. You can run it at home, on a private server, or in the cloud.

To get a first impression, you are welcome to play with our public demo. Be careful not to upload any private pictures.

Feature Overview

Our mission is to provide the most user- and privacy-friendly solution to keep your pictures organized and accessible. That's why PhotoPrism was built from the ground up to run wherever you need it, without compromising freedom, privacy, or functionality:

Because we are 100% self-funded and independent, we can promise you that we will never sell your data and that we will always be transparent about our software and services. Your data will never be shared with Google, Amazon, Microsoft or Apple unless you intentionally upload files to one of their services. 🔒

Getting Started

Step-by-step installation instructions for our self-hosted community edition can be found on - all you need is a Web browser and Docker to run the server. It is available for Mac, Linux, and Windows.

The stable version and development preview have been built into a single multi-arch image for 64-bit AMD, Intel, and ARM processors. That means, Raspberry Pi 3 / 4 owners can pull from the same repository, enjoy the exact same functionality, and can follow the regular installation instructions after going through a short list of requirements.

Existing users are advised to update their docker-compose.yml config based on our examples available at

Support Our Mission 💎

We encourage all of our users to become a sponsor, as this allows us to make more features available to the public and remain independent.

Sponsors enjoy additional features, including access to interactive world maps, and can join our private chat room to connect with our team and other sponsors. We currently have the following sponsorship options:

You are welcome to contact us for crypto donations, bank account details, and business partnerships. Why your support matters:

  • Your continued support helps us provide regular updates and remain independent, so we can fulfill our mission and protect your privacy
  • Sustained funding is key to quickly releasing new features requested by you and other community members
  • Being 100% self-funded and independent, we can personally promise you that we will never sell your data and that we will always be transparent about our software and services

Visit to learn more. Also, please leave a star on GitHub if you like this project. It provides additional motivation to keep going.

Getting Support

Visit to learn how to sync, organize, and share your pictures. If you need help installing our software at home, you can join us on Reddit, ask in our Community Chat, or post your question in GitHub Discussions.

Common problems can be quickly diagnosed and solved using the Troubleshooting Checklists in Getting Started. Eligible sponsors are also welcome to email us for technical support and personalized advice.

Upcoming Features and Enhancements

Our Project Roadmap shows what tasks are in progress and what features will be implemented next. You are invited to give ideas you like a thumbs-up, so we know what's most popular.

Be aware that we have a zero-bug policy and do our best to help users when they need support or have other questions. This comes at a price though, as we can't give exact release dates for new features. Our team receives many more requests than can be implemented, so we want to emphasize that we are in no way obligated to implement the features, enhancements, or other changes you request. We do, however, appreciate your feedback and carefully consider all requests.

Because sustained funding is key to quickly releasing new features, we encourage you to support our mission by signing up as a sponsor or purchasing a commercial license. Ultimately, that's what's best for the product and the community.

GitHub Issues ⚠️

We kindly ask you not to report bugs via GitHub Issues unless you are certain to have found a fully reproducible and previously unreported issue that must be fixed directly in the app. Thank you for your careful consideration!

  • When reporting a problem, always include the software versions you are using and other information about your environment such as browser, browser plugins, operating system, storage type, memory size, and processor
  • Note that all issue subscribers receive an email notification from GitHub for each new comment, so these should only be used for sharing important information and not for personal discussions/questions
  • Contact us or a community member if you need help, it could be a local configuration problem, or a misunderstanding in how the software works
  • This gives our team the opportunity to improve the docs and provide best-in-class support to you, instead of handling unclear/duplicate bug reports or triggering a flood of notifications by responding to comments

Connect with the Community

Follow us on Twitter and join the Community Chat to get regular updates, connect with other users, and discuss your ideas. Our Code of Conduct explains the "dos and don’ts" when interacting with other community members.

Feel free to contact us at with anything that is on your mind. We appreciate your feedback! Due to the high volume of emails we receive, our team may be unable to get back to you immediately. We do our best to respond within five business days or less.

Every Contribution Makes a Difference

We welcome contributions of any kind, including blog posts, tutorials, testing, writing documentation, and pull requests. Our Developer Guide contains all the information necessary for you to get started.

PhotoPrism® is a registered trademark. By using the software and services we provide, you agree to our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and Code of Conduct. Docs are available under the CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 License; additional terms may apply.

Download Details:

Author: Photoprism
Source Code: 
License: View license

#machinelearning #AI #golang #photography #tensorflow 

Photoprism: AI-Powered Photos App for The Decentralized Web
Gordon  Matlala

Gordon Matlala


Photography: A Jekyll Website for Photographers


A jekyll website for photographers


  1. Easy setup and you get a site of your own for free.
  2. To add new pictures, you need to just upload them. No code changes required.
  3. This I like the most, you get to see EXIF data like aperture, shutter speed, iso etc when you click on any image automagically.

Quick Start

If you know a tad about tech and love taking pictures then this open-source project may help you setup a website to showcase all your creations without effort. And not just that, with this you need not pay a single dime to host your website as it's hosted by GitHub for free.

Just follow the below steps and your website would be live in no time:

  1. Fork this repo by hitting the Fork button at the top right corner.
  2. Enable github pages from the repo settings.
  3. Upload your pictures to images/fulls and images/thumbs directory. You can do that on itself or you can clone and push the images to your repo.
  4. Add your own custom domain in CNAME file or just remove the file if you don't own a domain and use the default domain that github provides ([yourusername]
  5. Update baseurl field in _config.yml file with whatever domain you used in step 4.
  6. And that's it, your website is set. To view, go to (or whatever you have in the CNAME file) and if you don't have one, you can go to [yourusername]

And, of course, you don't want my name at the bottom to show up. You can change it in _config.yml file as well as few other settings like your google analytics, etc.


I have made this as an npm package with gulp to automate image resizing and thumbnail generation. So if you're lazy like me then you can just do the following before you push your images to github.

  1. Fork and then clone the project to your computer
  2. Go inside the project $ cd photography
  3. Install all dependencies by $ npm install
  4. Copy all your pictures (possibly jpg, the largest size available, straight from your camera) and put it inside images directory
  5. Run $ gulp to resize the images and to generate thumbnails automatically
  6. Push your changes to by $ git add --all and $ git commit -m "a nice commit message" and then finally $ git push origin master

Contact Form

You can make the contact form work without the need of any server-side code. Just follow this article on github which uses a simple google script to send emails or to upload to a google spreadsheet when someone submits the form.


Thanks to AJ for the website template which I enhanced for jekyll.

P.S. For any queries or concerns, you can reach out to me on Twitter. I'll try my best to help 🙏.

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Photography: A Jekyll Website for Photographers
Shoaib Khan

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Agra Taj City Tour

Agra Taj City Tour is a leading destination management company in Agra India Since 2007. With a vision to provide tourism services that exceed customer expectations. We are specialized in providing various Taj Mahal Tour From Delhi as well as Multi-Day Tours. We ensure an extremity of quality in our services. We also have a well-qualified devoted team with a professional approach that is ideally formed to cater to all the traveling requirements of respected individuals and a well-established company to ensure a hassle-free journey.

Below are our offers:

Taj Mahal Day Tour From Delhi
Tour From Delhi To Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal Tour Delhi
Delhi Taj Mahal Tour
Delhi to Taj Mahal Tour
Taj Mahal Tours From Delhi

#travel  #tourism #explore #india #lifestyle  #trip #nature #photography #adventure #tourist #instagram #instatravel #instagood #travelgram #wanderlust #sunset  #photooftheday #luxury 

Agra Taj City Tour

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Best Instagram Hashtags for Reels, Giveaways, Travel, Fashion

Pick the right hash tags and enjoy likes and comments on the post.

Making engaging reels about the travels, fashion, fitness, contest, and more, the results are not satisfactory. All you get is a few likes, comments and nothing else. You need the engagement on your post to bring more business to you. How can you bring interaction to the content? Indeed you can buy real instagram likes uk to get high rates. But how can you make the Instagram world hit the likes button under the post? You need to boost the reach. You must present your content to the right audiences to get higher interaction rates. 

Your Instagram #tags are the power tool that works like magic for influencers and businesses. The blue text with # is the magical option that increases the viability of the posts. The Instagram algorithm keeps on changing, and now the engagement on the post is a must to place the content at a higher place in followers’ feed. For this, you require more likes and comments under the post. For this, you must lift the reach by using perfect tags.

Why are hashtags popular on Instagram?

Let me clear it for you. Do you know how many active users this digital handle has? It is about 2B and more, and the count is changing every day. Each of the followers must be posting something on the handles. Thousands of profit must be of a similar niche as yours. If you are the business and running the clothing brands, then many other companies deal with clothes. So, customers or followers have many choices to choose from. Why would they follow you or purchase from your companies?

Your reply must be that you offer quality material at the best rates. But how does anyone finds out about you? Indeed you can buy active instagram followers uk to bring more fans, but how can you boost the reach of your voices. All businesses must represent their product to the right audiences, but how?

Of course, hashtags.

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Not all Hashtags are for you

There are some basic tags that you can use, but if you are more specific about your approach, choose the relevant tags for your business. Your #tags game must be industry oriented. So in this part, you will learn about the famous tags as per various niches. 

Tags for Travel Niche

Indeed this niche is famous on Instagram, and influencers earn handsome amounts. These #tags are best for you if you possess a similar place. Use them smartly and rightly!





















Tags for Fashion Industry

After thee travel next most famous niche is fashion. You can earn handsome amount form it. But for this you need to pick the right tags form the following:

  1. #bhfyp
  2. #smile
  3. #OutfitOfTheDay
  4. #FashionPhotography
  5. #FollowBack
  6. #ootd
  7. #FashionBlogger
  8. #WhatIWore
  9. #follow
  10. #fashionista
  11. #PhotoOfTheDay
  12. #StyleInspo
  13. #instastyle
  14. #love
  15. #CurrentlyWearing
  16. #FashionBlog
  17. #ShoppingAddict
  18. #LookGoodFeelGood
  19. #FashionAddict
  20. #FashionStyle
  21. #BeautyDoesntHaveToBePain
  22. #style
  23. #fashion
  24. #FollowForFollowBack
  25. #fashionable
  26. #l
  27. #PicOfTheDay
  28. #fashiongram

Tags for fitness Influencers

So, what to boost your fitness business then uses these tags and enjoys likes:

  1. #exercise
  2. #bodybuilding
  3. #life
  4. #gymlife
  5. #motivation
  6. #healthy
  7. #lifestyle
  8. #health
  9. #gym
  10. #sport
  11. #training
  12. #workout
  13. #HealthyLifestyle
  14. #muscle
  15. #fit
  16. #CrossFit
  17. #fitness
  18. #FitFam
  19. #goals
  20. #PersonalTrainer
  21. #FitnessMotivation

Best Tags for Giveaway

So, are you arranging the giveaway and want a maximum number of people to participate? If so, then it is time to boost the reach vis using these tags

  1. #giveaway
  2. #sweepstakes
  3. #WinItWednesday
  4. #freebie
  5. #ContestAlert
  6. #ContestEntry
  7. #instacontest
  8. #instagiveaway
  9. #WinIt
  10. #contest
  11. #GiveawayAlert
  12. #giveaway

The popular #tags for Reels

Are you the reels queen, or do you want to become the one? Then these below mentioned tags are for you. But don’t go for all of them because you can use only thirty of them. Pick it smartly!

  1. #ReelsInstagram
  2. #VideoOfTheDay
  3. #ReelsIndia
  4. #ReelSteady
  5. #disney
  6. #ForYouPage
  7. #InstagramReels
  8. #bhfyp
  9. #instareels
  10. #reelsinsta
  11. #fyp
  12. #ReelsOfInstagram
  13. #TikTokIndia
  14. #HolaReels
  15. #reels
  16. #ReelsBrasil
  17. #k
  18. #ReelsVideo
  19. #instareel
  20. #music

#tags for foodie

Do you love to eat and what to share your experience with another foodie on Instagram? If you are visiting any cafe, then before uploading, always add one of the following tags!

  1. #instafood
  2. #FoodBlogger
  3. #lunch
  4. #PicOfTheDay
  5. #instadaily
  6. #FoodPhotography
  7. #PhotoOfTheDay
  8. #food
  9. #healthy
  10. #foodie
  11. #FoodLover
  12. #bhfyp
  13. #instagood
  14. #tasty
  15. #delicious
  16. #foodstagram
  17. #homemade
  18. #cooking
  19. #FoodPorn
  20. #love
  21. #foodgasm
  22. #foodies
  23. #HealthyFood
  24. #dinner
  25. #yummy
  26. #restaurant

How to Pick the proper tags or find the best one for you?

There is a long list of each niche, and you can use all of them. If you are confused about what to pick and whatnot, here is the guide to choosing the perfect tag.

  1. Use the search function. Just mentions a keyword applicable to your content and choose the Tags tab. This handle will then provide you with a hashtags list. Search for relevant #tags with fair usage ( 50K)
  2. Use the tags that others use in your sector.

Study your competition. Review their post and study the tags they are using.

Best Instagram Hashtags for Reels, Giveaways, Travel, Fashion

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A Complete Guide for Using Social Media Hashtags in Business

Social media platforms were taken over the whole world and that’s the reason billions of users are used to spending their time on different platforms.

It is found by the research that over three to four hours users use to spend using these social media platforms. Some of the users are using these platforms for entertainment purposes, some for business marketing, and others have their own aims. When the pandemic situation starts most businesses start promoting their products by using these platforms.

Some of the most popular social media platforms that are used for this purpose are Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram but Instagram is on first priority. But it is due to that it becomes a business marketplace in the last few years and businesses used to buy Instagram followers UK for their accounts.

After purchasing followers there is a number of more techniques and marketing strategies that they use to build their brand awareness. But going in more depth with all of these strategies will take much time and we think that you will not understand all at once. So we will go to describe it one by one and in this article, we are going to describe the most effective technique is the use of hashtags.

What are Hashtags and why are they used in social media posts?

Hashtags are the post tags that make posts discoverable for those that are looking for those specific posts on Instagram and other social media platforms as well.

Moreover, it can only help to target an audience that really has an interest in a niche that you are dealing with and grows up your business. People on social media platforms especially on Instagram use to write hashtags in the search bar when they are looking for specific posts.

Instagram allows its users to write up to 30 hashtags in one post and then they can help to target the audience according to their interest. When you are using that much number of hashtags in your posts can lead to irrelevancy and people that don’t have an interest in your niche also engage with your posts but they are not for a long time.

There are number of hashtags that have millions of traffic and when people use them in their posts then they have chance to target much number of users. List of that hashtags are as follows:

  • #love (1.835B)
  • #love (1.835B)
  • #instagood (1.150B)
  • #fashion (812.7M)
  • #photooftheday (797.3M)
  • #beautiful (661.0M)
  • #art (649.9M)
  • #photography (583.1M)
  • #happy (578.8M)
  • #picoftheday (570.8M)
  • #cute (569.1M)
  • #follow (560.9M)
  • #tbt (536.4M)
  • #followme (528.5M)
  • #nature (525.7M)
  • #like4like (515.6M)
  • #travel (497.3M)
  • #instagram (482.6M)
  • #style (472.3M)
  • #repost (471.4M)
  • #summer (454.2M)
  • #instadaily (444.0M)
  • #selfie (422.6M)
  • #me (420.3M)
  • #friends (396.7M)
  • #fitness (395.8M)
  • #girl (393.8M)
  • #food (391.9M)
  • #fun (385.6M)
  • #beauty (382.8M)
  • #instalike (374.6M)
  • #smile (364.5M)
  • #family (357.7M)
  • #photo (334.6M)
  • #life (334.5M)
  • #likeforlike (328.2M)
  • #music (316.1M)
  • #ootd (308.2M)
  • #follow4follow (290.6M)
  • #makeup (285.3M)
  • #amazing (277.5M)
  • #igers (276.5M)
  • #nofilter (268.9M)
  • #dog (264.0M)
  • #model (254.7M)
  • #sunset (249.8M)
  • #beach (246.8M)
  • #instamood (238.1M)
  • #foodporn (229.4M)
  • #motivation (229.1M)
  • #followforfollow (227.9M)

These are the popular hashtags that most people used in their posts and increase their number of engagements. You have known about the popular hashtags now we are going to discuss popular types of hashtags that users can use in their posts and get achievement with their posts.

Types of Popular Hashtags:

Products or services hashtags: are the types of hashtags that are specifically used in posts to show the audience what you are actually dealing with on social media platforms.

For example, businesses that are using this platform to promote their product or services can use these types of hashtags. #plumberservices #handbags

Niche Hashtags: are the types of hashtags that are used to describe the audience that specific niches you are dealing with. It helps to target an audience that has an interest in your niche and can help to grow business on a larger scale. #clothindustry #travelblogger

Location Hashtags: these is the type of hashtags that are specifically used to tag locations from where you want to target the audience and to show where you belong.

Businesses that have physical locations can also use location hashtags in their posts to specify their audience.

Hashtags basics

No matter what type of hashtags you are uses in your posts you didn’t have to forget the basics of hashtags. People who used to buy Instagram followers UK for their accounts can only get success by using hashtags.

Hashtags start with the symbol “#” and then characters and if you put space in it then it will not remain hashtags.

Make sure your account on social media is public otherwise people that are not following you are unable to reach your posts.

The best hashtags must have fewer words so do not mess up with many words.

Using many numbers of hashtags is not better so you need to choose only relevant to post.

A Complete Guide for Using Social Media Hashtags in Business
john  martin

john martin


Instagram Uses Video Selfies to Make the Platform More Secure Against

Instagram is introducing a new video selfie system to make the platform more secure against bot accounts. In its initial days, it is being used for the new accounts. Like other platforms, there are multiple fake accounts on Instagram as well. To make the platform more secure against spam and bot accounts, Instagram will take your selfie before you log in to the platform. 


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Instagram Uses Video Selfies to Make the Platform More Secure Against
Karim  Abdel

Karim Abdel


5 Practical Photography Tips to Instantly Improve YOUR Photos

In this step-by-step tutorial, learn the top 5 best photography tips that will help you immediately improve the quality of your photos. Learn how to better light your photos on a sunny day. Select an ideal background without any distractions. Compose your shot in the most flattering way. Get a quick tutorial on the rule of thirds and see examples of how it makes your photos more interesting. Add layers and depth to your photo to improve your photo quality. At the end, you’ll also learn a bonus tip to look in the lens when taking a selfie on a phone.

⌚ Timestamps
0:00 Introduction
0:25 Open shade lighting
0:57 Background selection
1:53 Body composition
2:23 Rule of thirds
3:00 Layers and depth
3:25 Bonus & wrap up



5 Practical Photography Tips to Instantly Improve YOUR Photos
James Scott

James Scott


Product Photography Trends for eCommerce Business in 2021

With e-commerce business reaching its peak time in the current time, product photography for e-commerce business has been increasing more prominently. Although traditional photography has existed for a long time, due to consumer demand in recent years, product photography is definitely making a vital contribution to the e-commerce industry.

Along with generation and time, trends are changing as well. Here are few upcoming trends that might affect the industry in 2021.

360-Degree Photography

Many companies are already implementing this increasingly popular trend in their e-commerce website. 360-degree photography has been in trend for quite a time and although people thought it would gradually slow down its popularity, it is most likely to be a trendsetter in 2021.

More brands and e-commerce websites such as amazon are starting to take this trend into consideration. While it is still in the initial stages of becoming something that companies are taking into account and learning on implementing it for their product marketing.

Vivid & Intense

To capture the viewer’s attention it is important to go intense , bright and vivid with your photographs. Using a company’s branding colors that complements the product is a great way to portray the products to the customers. A light and basic editing can enhance the image to be more lucrative to the buyers.

Decreasing Use of DSLR

A couple of years ago DSLR cameras were at the top of the chain when it came to photography equipment. Its high quality resolution was a major factor in the popularity of DSLRs along with a number of impressive features which were constantly improved as new models kept coming along.

However, there has been a very noticeable decline in the usage of DSLRs for photography as smartphones took the tech world by storm and continues to push boundaries. Nowadays, smartphones can efficiently multitask by being able to produce high quality images on par with DSLRs as well as act as editing platform at same time and also doing essentially everything.

Factoring everything, it is no surprise that a sizable number of photographers are switching over to smartphones as they are portable, compact and considerably affordable than DSLR cameras.

Despite the given situation of DSLR Range Cameras in the industry, they are still doing good for their own and will likely take the role of backup to the smartphones.

Mobile Photography

While more and more people, all sellers and consumers alike, are scooting over to the side of smartphones, it still has its own requirements and limitations.

Photographers have had to adjust to mobiles’ settings and specifications, such as understanding the frame size needed for the picture to be seen optimally via a smartphone, and how they will be altered in the post production process.

Although, there might be adaption needied, the pros of using a smartphone far outweighs the cons. Such as, a person would struggle to get a vertical shot on a DSLR camera but it can absolutely be done by smartphones with ease.


The use of nature & landscapes in product photography, many companies have been encouraging this idea of working with nature to showcase their products to their customers. However, there are limitations to this idea by brand guidelines, but a good amount of effort has to be given in the editing to blend the background with the product.

Product Videos

While still images have been the norm of advertisement and promotions for years, the new and modified technology is slowly but surely increasing the need and trendiness of videos.

Videos hold the attention of viewers longer and make it more interactive to the ones watching, thus videos being hugely used by companies and individuals for their products and brands.

With the increased usage, more and more establishments are following these footsteps and therefore, resulting in photographers to be experts in videography and editing the said videos.

Unedited Photographs

Customers nowadays look for authentic and raw images, the edited and manipulated photographs are slowly losing its place from the industry. This also means that the photographer has to be more cautious when taking a picture and ensure to get the pictures right.

While this can be a little hectic for the photographer with some light & professional photo editing things can be made easier and it’s a long timer benefit for them.

Focus on The Product

No matter with what background you are working with, the focus should always be on the product itself. While natural backgrounds, solid backgrounds or vivid and intense backgrounds help complement the product, the photographer should make sure that they are careful with every aspect of the picture. Also, need product shadow.

These were some of the upcoming practices in 2021. These trends have existed before and are continuous as they grab attention for e-commerce websites, they can change from time to time. These assumptions are to help you get a more in-depth view into product photography and its effect on the e-commerce industry.

Product photography comes with a lot of research in order to be constantly updated with the trends and practices among brands. As it plays a vital role in the e-business and company’s brand guidelines, a good amount of research, experiments and trials could make a photographer more skilled in this particular photography style.

#photography trends for ecommerce #photography #photo_editing

Product Photography Trends for eCommerce Business in 2021
Michael  Hamill

Michael Hamill


Vectorize Moving Window Grid Operations on NumPy Arrays

There’s a good chance you’ve done something today that used a sliding window (also known as a moving window) and you didn’t even know it. Have you done any photo editing? Many editing algorithms are based on moving windows. Do you do terrain analysis in GIS? Most topographic raster metrics (slope, aspect, hillshade, etc.) are based on sliding windows. Anytime you do analysis on data formatted as a two-dimensional array there’s a good chance a sliding window will be involved.
Sliding window operations are extremely prevalent and extremely useful. They’re also very easy to implement in Python. Learning how to implement moving windows will take your data analysis and wrangling skills up to a new level.

#arrays #numpy #photography #python #data-science

Vectorize Moving Window Grid Operations on NumPy Arrays
Gussie  Hansen

Gussie Hansen


Scanning and converting old black and white film negatives to color images using DeepAI

This post is unrelated to my previous posts about (bio)medicine, but uses some of the Python skills that I learned during my PhD research. It doesn’t go into any detail on the theory behind deep learning, instead it shows a practical example of how the technology can be used. I use Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom in this tutorial, if you succesfully used an open source alternative, let me know in the comments.
Lockdown again in large parts of the world and many people are again at home. If you’re looking for something to do that doesn’t involve any other people, you might find some inspiration in this tutorial.

#opencv #photography #artificial-intelligence #deep-learning #python

Scanning and converting old black and white film negatives to color images using DeepAI

Photography Website Design

What an exciting place to be in your business! Just the fact that you are on this page means that you either have a growing photography business, or you have reached a new level in your photography business! You recognize a need and want to continue the growth and sustainability of your passion.

DataIT Solutions create websites for professional photographers that are attractive and easy to use. We’ll build a website that showcases your work and attracts new customers online. we are a Photography Website Design company with a team of experts that you can count on.

Photography websites are similar in many ways such as styles and approaches. Many sites use a large background image or a large slider to showcase the photos at their best. Others use smaller thumbnail images to fill the screen. A minimalist design style is also common because it allows the photos to be in the center of attention rather than the design details of the site.

Specialties we offer:

  • Custom Domain Name (.com, .org, etc)
  • Professional Web Design (Corporate Websites- E-Commerce Solutions- Personal Website)
  • Business Email
  • Clean Design & Easy to Navigate Website
  • Unlimited Pages/ Photos
  • Custom Contact/Order/Schedule Service/Request Forms
  • Calendar and Event Scheduling Systems
  • Slideshows/ Galleries
  • Interactive Maps/ Directions
  • E-Commerce with Checkout Carts
  • SEO and Website Submission to Search Engines
  • 24/7 Customer Service Support
  • NO Contracts!
  • Mobile / Phone / Tablet Friendly
  • Free Domain Registration

For more information on our photography web design services,
Feel free to contact us to speak with a web development consultant about your project.

#photography website design #website design #photography #website design company #website design services #website design agency

Photography Website Design
Hertha  Walsh

Hertha Walsh


Old Photo Restoration using Deep Learning

Imagine having the old, folded, and even torn pictures of your grandmother when she was 18 years old in high definition with zero artifacts.

This is called old photo restoration and this paper just opened a whole new avenue to address this problem using a deep learning approach.

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Vintage photo restoration is an important field of computer vision. We all want the old pictures of our loved ones to be clear and beautiful.

A picture like this doesn’t honor the person nor brings back as many good memories as a better-looking picture like this one does.

We all have at least one old photo that we care about and is looking worse and worse with time. This is why many are working to solve this issue.

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In this paper, researchers from the Hong Kong University and Microsoft Research proposed a novel network to address this problem, called “Old Photo Restoration via Deep Latent Space Translation”.

They are using deep learning to restore old photos that suffered from severe degradation, just like this one.

#artificial-intelligence #machine-learning #photos #photography #deep-learning

Old Photo Restoration using Deep Learning
Art  Lind

Art Lind


Reconstruct Photorealistic Scenes from Tourists’ Public Photos on the Internet!

Using tourists’ public photos from the internet, they were able to reconstruct multiple viewpoints of a scene conserving the realistic shadows and lighting!

This is a huge advancement of the state-of-the-art techniques for photorealistic scene rendering and their results are simply amazing.

Let’s see how they achieved that and some more examples.

#image-synthesis #deep-learning #computer-vision #photography #machine-learning

Reconstruct Photorealistic Scenes from Tourists’ Public Photos on the Internet!