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Sharing Photos with Instagram

with Justin Seeley

Video: Welcome

Learn how to shoot, edit, and post mobile photos online using the popular Instagram app for iOS and Android.
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  1. 1m 25s
    1. Welcome
      1m 25s
  2. 13m 31s
    1. What is Instagram?
      1m 3s
    2. Downloading Instagram for iOS
    3. Downloading Instagram for Android
      1m 4s
    4. Signing up for an account
      1m 59s
    5. Exploring the Instagram website
      4m 18s
    6. Viewing an Instagram profile
      4m 10s
  3. 10m 19s
    1. Exploring the Instagram app
      5m 24s
    2. Taking a photo and controlling the built-in flash
      2m 46s
    3. Working with Auto Exposure and Auto Focus
    4. Using the rule of thirds grid
      1m 10s
  4. 24m 52s
    1. Opening a photo from your camera roll
      1m 3s
    2. Cropping and rotating photos
      1m 21s
    3. Applying effects to images
      3m 49s
    4. Simulating a tilt-shift lens
      1m 53s
    5. Simulating shallow depth of field
      2m 15s
    6. Using the Lux feature
      2m 16s
    7. Adding borders to your photos
      2m 20s
    8. Adding captions and location information
      2m 54s
    9. Tagging photos with hashtags
      3m 24s
    10. Saving high-resolution versions of your photos
      3m 37s
  5. 30m 13s
    1. Sharing with social networks
      5m 41s
    2. Sharing photos with Foursquare
      1m 11s
    3. Finding people to follow on Instagram
      3m 59s
    4. Unfollowing a user
      1m 38s
    5. Blocking and unblocking users
      2m 46s
    6. Liking and commenting on photos
      1m 58s
    7. Deleting comments
      2m 28s
    8. Instagram for business
      4m 29s
    9. Creating a meetup for Instagram users
      6m 3s
  6. 22m 51s
    1. Viewing Instagram photos using a web browser
      6m 14s
    2. Integrating Instagram into a website
      6m 14s
    3. Finding essential apps for Instagrammers
      1m 35s
    4. Printing Instagram photos
      1m 0s
    5. Tracking your Instagram statistics
      7m 48s
  7. 32s
    1. Goodbye

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With the Instagram mobile app and photo-sharing service, you can use your Android or iOS device to snap a photo, apply creative filter effects, and then share it with millions of Instagram users—and on Facebook and Twitter, too. In this course, Justin Seeley details the ins and outs of the Instagram app and sharing service. The course contains tips on shooting photos using the Instagram app and also describes how to edit and enhance photos taken with Instagram or imported from another app.

Justin then details the process of posting photos to Instagram and adding descriptive tags, captions, and location information. The final chapter offers insights on building a community of followers and on enhancing your Instagram experience with additional apps and services.

Topics include:
  • What is Instagram?
  • Signing up for an account
  • Taking a photo
  • Controlling the built-in flash
  • Working with autofocus and autoexposure
  • Opening a photo from the camera roll in Instagram
  • Cropping and rotating photos
  • Applying effects
  • Simulating a tilt shift lens or shallow depth of field
  • Adding captions and locations
  • Tagging photos
  • Sharing photos with social networks
  • Printing Instagram photos


(music playing) Hi there! My name is Justin Seeley and I'm a Staff Author here at I'd like to welcome you to this course on sharing photos with Instagram. Throughout the course, I'll be taking you through the basics of the Instagram application and showing you how to do things like composing and taking photos, editing your photos using Instagram's filter system, adding and removing borders, and adjusting focus and adding HDR-like enhancements. In addition to working with the mechanics of the Instagram application, we're also going to dive into the social aspect of the app as well.

This is where I'll show you how to share your photos across multiple networks like Facebook and Twitter, and even integrate your Instagram photos with other services like Foursquare and Flickr as well. Finally, we're going to explore the community that exists inside Instagram. Over the last few years there's been an explosion of photographers on Instagram and along with that boom in users comes a ton of cool features and add-ons being developed by third parties. Some of these community features include tracking your Instagram stats to show you how many people are viewing your photos, joining fellow Instagrammers for a photo walk-- also known as an InstaMeet-- and even getting high quality prints of your Instagram shots delivered right to your front door.

Instagram is really taking the mobile photography world by storm and there are a ton of cool things that you can do with it. I'm excited to share all of these things with you in this course. So if you're ready, grab your mobile device and let's get started sharing photos with Instagram.

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