Instagram Project

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PHO  289B - 1001   Special Topics for Photography
In this class we will explore best practices for growing our Instagram following and personal styles.
We will use strategic and creative image exercises to build our photography skills leading to extended meaningful projects.

week 1: Monday June 4 – Sunday, June 10, 2018

SYLLABUS  *READ THIS*

Who Are you due FRIDAY JUNE 8,  11:59PM 
- email this to me at hhprotz@cox.net  (Save this email this is how you will contact me)
- copy and paste the questions below into your email, do not send as an attachment. 

•Your Full Name (first and last)
•Best email to reach you at? 
•Best phone number to reach you at?
•What photography or art classes have you taken?
•Do you have an Instagram account?
     If yes for how long?
     How many posts have you made?
     Do you have more that one instagram account?
•What is your instagram account(s) so I can follow you?
•How many followers do you have?
•Do you use any hashtags (#) regularly?
     What are they?
•What do you want to get out of this class?
•Are you working on a long term project you will be pushing further in this class?
•Are you new to photography and looking for shooting assignments to push your eye?
•Which of the 3 directions are you choosing for the summer?

• Email Subject Line Instagram Project - who are you 

Make your Instagram account public
Class hashtag(#)   #CSN_IG2018  Use this with all of your posts.

Choose #1, #2 or #3 to follow for the summer. Tell me in the Who Are You email your choice. 

#1 • Summer Semester long ASSIGNMENT: Post at least one image a day to Instagram, that is only 56 posts over the next 8 weeks. Feel free to post more than one image a day. What is the best time of day to post your image?
It is best to curate your image selections. Keep things consistent. Think about this as an account for you, the photographer.
or
#2 • Summer Semester Shooting Challenge. I will provide you with 3 challenges of 28 days each, choose 2 of the challenges to work for the 56 images. You could also make your own challenge shooting one concept for the 56 days or even one concept a week. But the challenge will be written down in advance of your shooting so you keep your direction clear and focused.
or
#3 • The Daily Documentarian, Shoot whatever interests you throughout the day. The first week will be easy then you will have made the obvious images, how to you sustain a daily practice of image making?

In addition to photographing and posting we will:
•Make a hashtag list. What Hashtags should you be using to draw new followers? 

Each week we will delve deeper into hashtags, times of day to post and more, but start thinking about it now.

week 2: Monday June 11 – Sunday, June 17, 2018

SUBMIT: Email me the 7 or more images you posted last week (week 1 images). Include your captions and hashtags for each image. Due Monday, June 11, 11:59PM


How are you sizing your images? Did Instagram crop off the edge of your photo? Here are the sizes Instagram posts at. 

Instagram Image Sizes
Image courtesy of Dustn.tv
 

VIDEO: Creating a sizing action using Adobe Photoshop   https://youtu.be/GrhCuPNe6-U  at 2:43 seconds making an action starts. 

Project ideas and exercises: I will be pulling from this list and adding new ideas, for the weekly challenges. http://www.pixelnrg.com/pho298b-instagram-project-ideas

Video: Uploading multiple images to Instagram    https://youtu.be/1bdtJ-ONAUE

week 3: Monday June 18 – Sunday, June 24 2018

Hashtags

SUBMIT: Email me the images you posted last week (week 2 images). Include your captions and hashtags for each image. Due Monday, June 18, 11:59PM
SUBMIT: In a separate email send me
5 Instagram accounts you love! and tell me why

week 4: Monday June 25 – Sunday, July 1, 2018

Captions

SUBMIT: Email me the images you posted last week (week 3 images). Include your captions and hashtags for each image. Due Monday, June 25, 11:59PM

week 5: Monday July 2, – Sunday, July 8, 2018

Adobe Spark Post

SUBMIT: Email me the images you posted last week (week 4 images). Include your captions and hashtags for each image. Due Monday, July 2, 11:59PM

week 6: Monday July 9, – Sunday, July 15, 2018

SUBMIT: Email me the images you posted last week (week 5 images). Include your captions and hashtags for each image. Due Monday, July 9, 11:59PM

week 7: Monday July 16, – Sunday, July 22, 2018

SUBMIT: Email me the images you posted last week (week 6 images). Include your captions and hashtags for each image. Due Monday, July 16, 11:59PM

week 8: Monday July 23, – Sunday, July29 , 2018

SUBMIT: Email me the images you posted last week (week 7 images). Include your captions and hashtags for each image. Due Monday, July 23, 11:59PM

SUBMIT: An email telling me about your summer Instagram experience. How many followers did you have when you started - When you finished. How you felt about posting everyday. Did you post everyday? More than once a day? How has your photography changed? Grown? Will you continue posting daily through the end of the year? What photographers did you discover this summer on Instagram?

SUBMIT: Email me the images you posted last week (week 8 images). Include your captions and hashtags for each image. Due Sunday, July 29, 11:59PM