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Book Report – ‘Capture Your Style’ by Aimee Song, Part 2

Book Report – ‘Capture Your Style’ by Aimee Song, Part 2

This is the second post for this series of posts. You can read the first one here.

Book Report – ‘Capture Your Style’ by Aimee Song #2

In today’s book report, I will focus on more basics and the next post will include some of the photography tricks I learned, so you have to come back to read more later. 😉

Book Report – ‘Capture Your Style’ by Aimee Song #2

1. Using Geotags:

First I hope we are all on the same page. Instagram is not just a place to show off how rich you are. It is a community to inspire and connect with each other. A geotag is simply the location where an image is taken. You can use this feature to let others know all the cool places you have been. Geotags can also help you discover a lot of new places when you are traveling. The best part? You may make some new friends on Instagram because you all have been to the same place.

Book Report – ‘Capture Your Style’ by Aimee Song #2

2. Showcase who you are in 12 photos

Your latest 9-12 photos are always the first ones that others can see under your account. This first impression will decide if they will go through more photos, or even visit your website. Or they may cause them to just leave and forget who you are 5 minutes later.

Ideally, you need to plan ahead and always think about how your most recent 12 photos will layout. The goal of your 12 photos is to tell any visitor a compelling, cohesive story about you. Honestly, I am pretty bad at this planning. I use Instagram mainly to promote my blog post. So you see 3 or 4 photos about the same outfits in 2 days when my blog post is live. 😉

Instagram is kinda like a vision board for a lot of people, so use your most beautiful images. In this book, Aimee suggested using Lo-Fi, X-ProII and Valencia for your filters. The best outcomes happen when you keep just one kind of filter all the time to create a seamless gallery. I rarely use any filters, but I plan to try some more later.

Book Report – ‘Capture Your Style’ by Aimee Song #2

3. Treat your Instagram account like a business.

If you are dreaming about being invited to work with so many big brands like Aimee Song, then first you need to be serious about how you build your Instagram account. Your first step should be a mission statement.

Yes, you are reading that right. It doesn’t matter what, it always comes down to the bottom line, “who you are, what do you want and what you can offer?” Aimee’s mission statement is “Inspire and connect with people all around the world through photography, beauty, and passions, whether that’s food, lifestyle, fashion, etc.” It doesn’t have to be long, just one sentence is fine and you don’t have to post it. It’s just for you to keep yourself focused. Mine is “Spread a positive vibe and be the best of yourself”. What is yours?

Book Report – ‘Capture Your Style’ by Aimee Song #2

That is all for today. Come back later for more updates. 🙂

Photo credits: Ashley Buck.

Thank you for reading, and if you like what you read, please comment below or share it with your friends. Don’t forget to follower me on FaceBook and Twitter for new post updates, and follow me on Instagram for all the amazing fashion, beauty and life style products that I will share with you, of course don’t forget to check out my Instagram story daily to know me better as a person. Finally don’t forget to follow me on YouTube for my fashion, beauty and life style videos. Have a great day and see you soon!

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Book Report – ‘Capture Your Style’ by Aimee Song #1

Book Report – ‘Capture Your Style’ by Aimee Song #1

For my 3rd year blogging, I decided to read more books to learn and motivate myself. The first book I am reading is Capture Your Style by Aimee Song from songofstyle.com

Book Report Capture Your Style by Amiee Song #1

If you are in the fashion blogging world, you probably heard of her before. Maybe you already follow her on her Instagram.

Book Report Capture Your Style by Amiee Song #1

This book is one of the New York Times Bestsellers and it is the very first how-to Instagram guide. In this book, Aimee Song breaks down the essentials to taking gorgeous photos and building your brand and following. Sounds amazing, right?

Book Report - 'Capture Your Style' by Amiee Song #1

So far, I am only at the very beginning of the book. I will have a few more book report posts in the future, so stop by later to read more. Anyway, here are some notes I have taken.

1. Post more frequently.

I believe you have heard this from many people. I post 2-3 times per day. Aimee Song posts 4-5 times per day. Every day she has at least 10 Instagram stories too. If you follow her on her Snapchat, then you should know she posts a lot there too. When you are building your brand, you don’t just want to post the most beautiful pictures. You need to let your followers get to know you as a person as well. Doing this can create deeper and longer bonds between you and others. So post more and show some of your real life. I am not good at it, but now I am trying to at least post once a day on my Instagram story.

Book Report Capture Your Style by Amiee Song #1

2. Build connections with others.

The chances are we are not the most beautiful person in the world and our Instagram feeds are not the most eye catching either, but that shouldn’t stop you getting many loyal followers. They may be attracted by your beautiful photos first, but what makes them keep coming back is who you are as a human being. It will be difficult if you have thousands of comments to reply to everyday. At the very least, you can reply to some of the most sincere comments. I don’t leave a lot of comments due to my super busy schedule. But if I do, it will not just be the standard “So cute!” “Love it”. I may only have time to respond to 5-10 people a day but I will give my best comments to those posts that speak to me.

Book Report Capture Your Style by Amiee Song #1

3. Re-learn how to use your phone camera.

Aimee Song suggests just using your cell photo to take photos and post on Instagram. I have always used my camera. Honestly, I never even knew my iPhone had so many functions before! For example, use the Autofocus & Focus Lock when you are taking photos of a moving subject. This will be ideal when I take photos of models when they are walking down the runway to make sure they don’t come out blurry. Another awesome feature is the Exposure adjust. I never knew that I can simply swipe on my screen to make it brighter when I take a photo.

That is all for today. Come back later for more updates. 🙂

Book Report Capture Your Style by Amiee Song #1

Photo credits: Ashley Buck.

Thank you for reading, and if you like what you read, please comment below or share it with your friends. Don’t forget to follower me on FaceBook and Twitter for new post updates, and follow me on Instagram for all the amazing fashion, beauty and life style products that I will share with you, of course don’t forget to check out my Instagram story daily to know me better as a person. Finally don’t forget to follow me on YouTube for my fashion, beauty and life style videos. Have a great day and see you soon!

|SHOP MY LOOK:|

|TODAY’S LINKUP PARTY:|


Grace
http://colorandgrace.com occasionally receives vendor/ brand sponsorships for mentioning their products and services.

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