A few years ago, on the shores of the bohemian beach village of Negril in Jamaica, a collective, calling themselves a tribe, invited the world to join them for a week at the Tmrw.Tday Festival. The invitation extended was to spend a few days together exploring all the ways they could make choices today to create a better tomorrow, for themselves and the planet, through music, love, wellness, food and connectivity, to each other and the world. That annual invitation still stands.
The three men who fathered the Tmrw.Tday Festival are almost impossible to pin down. With the thousand and one details they deal with in their myriad ventures, we go back and forth trying to pin down a date where I can get them all in a room. I have visions of sharing a beer and having a few laughs while I barrage them with questions about…
So someone called me a social media snob the other day, and I’m not arguing. I like an aesthetically-pleasing feed.
Honestly though, I’m tired of the DMs from people asking me how they can get their feed looking good. This is very valuable top-secret information that I’m sharing with you (no it’s really not you can find it on the internet but i’m tired of the DMs guys…)
So you can get an Instagram husband to take pictures of you with a DSLR but most people use an iPhone and it works perfectly fine. If you don’t have someone to take pictures of you, you can get a tripod to set up your camera.
If you don’t have a lot of time to take pictures (like I do), you can try the following:
Free Stock images: UnSplash, Pixabay,Pexels. So although I am a content creator, some of the images on my feed aren’t mine. Yes, some of the images I get from free stock sites that match my aesthetic. You don’t have to credit the photographers based on the license but they always appreciate it when you do. These images are copyright free. If you do decide to use someone else’s images, please get permission and credit them.
So once, you have your photos, you can mix them with quotes. I use a free tool called Canva . This is a great because there are templates you can use. There really isn’t any excuse as to why your feed can’t be off-the-chain.
Preview: Now die-hard social media people will know this app but for those of you are new and want to step up your game, it allows you to load your images and curate your feed. They also have a stock of free photos to choose from. This allows you pre-plan what your feed is going to look like.
So the idea is to seek balance and symmetry through colour. Choose images that are the same tone and match each other (but it ultimately depends what you’re looking for)
And you can use HootSuite to schedule and it’s free! I post in threes to keep my grid perfect. I’m also OCD, so I will delete something if I feel it doesn’t match my aesthetic.
Yes, I think we still have a long way to go in terms of drone photography, especially since Jamaica’s landscape although mountainous is not that diverse in colour scheme. Here are a few Jamaican drone photographers that have really caught my eye. Who’s your fave? Drop the link below.
Starting the year off (Yes I know it’s March) with some Instagram accounts you MUST follow in 2019. Tired of the same boring content? Why not step out of your comfort zone and check out some content creators that are doing some interesting things.
We predicted micro-influencers becoming more popular this year and so I picked a few I think have the potential to grow their following. It’s a modge podge but we’re here for the aesthetic.
The buzz was alive this year for International Women’s Day as people were eager to share their thoughts on this year’s theme #BalanceForBetter. Some people acknowledged the true meaning of gender balance but others had their own agenda. Here are my top picks for IG posts for International Women’s Day:
Were there any International Women’s Day posts that you thought were really creative and fitting? Send me the link.