Welcome to the 20th issue of SeniorInspire the newsletter!
This week was a busy one with the release of the next issue of SeniorInspire the magazine, the first to ever feature the winners of our annual 100 to follow contest.
Who would have thought when we ran our very first 30 Photographers to Watch in 2017 contest that it would blossom into this! Not me, that's for sure!
Thanks to everyone who already purchased their copy of the magazine and especially to those of you who sent me messages to let me know how much you enjoyed it. A LOT goes into the magazine's creation , but you all make it 100% worthwhile!
Enjoy the issue...
Get your magazines here
That's right! The next issue of SeniorInspire the magazine is out and ready to order right here!
This issue features the winners of our 100 photographers I'd like to follow in 2021 contest - some people are calling them PILFs for short.
The magazine also includes our 20 Rockstar photographers who each earned their own two-page spread in the magazine. And when I say 'earned', you'll know exactly what I mean when you see their images in print. They are spectacular!
With each print magazine purchase you also get the digital version thrown in for free, so you can start drooling over all the amazing images immediately!
And even if you didn't create any of the photos in the magazine, you're still going to want your own copy.
Let me tell you why...
This edition of the magazine is bursting with great ideas for you to try on your senior clients this summer. Honestly, this is the cheapest posing guide you'll ever buy!
If you don't believe me, check out what Cynthia Schoettker had to say after flipping through the digital version of the magazine...
I just looked through the magazine. It is stunning! I got so many new ideas to try out this year from the magazine!!
So, if you're looking to hit the summer full of fresh new ideas, get your copy of the magazine right here!
Or if you'd prefer, you can have your seniors hug a tree... that's nice too! 🌳🤣🌳
Marketing and Branding
8 Photo Editing Trends That Will Be Popular on Instagram in 2021
I can't tell you how much I hate sharing articles about editing trends... especially when those trends include things like no-edit edits, glitches and specific VSCO filters.
But it's always good to know what your seniors will be seeing (and apparently loving) on Instagram... right?
So all that said, check out Later's 8 Photo Editing Trends That Will Be Popular on Instagram in 2021.
Nice to know blurred images are coming into style! Time to grab the old Canon 5D, turn off auto-focus (or leave it on) and go to town!
Instagram and Social Media
Reel ideas you can use today
Back in Issue 18 we included a link to a tutorial that will get you up and running with Instagram Reels in no time.
Apparently Reels are where it's at right now because everywhere I look I see people talking about how the Instagram algorithm is showing some serious love to accounts using Reels.
MUST! GET! ON! THIS!
So, if you still haven't created your first Reel (guilty as charged!), here are some ideas I found on the internet to get you started...
- Introduce yourself
- Turn a photo carousel into a reel
- Meet the team
- Reply to top comments from your latest post
- Share your workspace or studio
- IG versus reality reel
- Share a quick tip
- Answer FAQs
- Share a sneak peek
- Display your products
- Explain the inverse square law (lol, just checking to see if you're paying attention)