Instagram has always been a great source of inspiration for me. First of all, as a passionate traveller, I would religiously follow my friends’ travels on the app and slowly I discovered more and more interesting accounts. That was in 2013. I can’t say I have always wanted to make money on Instagram or was growing my followers with this specific goal. As a blogger, my main aim was to increase reach for my blog posts and share my photographs. Moreover, I never thought of launching an Ebook. If someone had told me four years ago that I would be doing this I definitely wouldn’t have believed them.   Identify a pain point – yours or someone else’s There was a time when I struggled to find pretty places to photograph. I saw all these beautiful and interesting locations: houses, street corners, beautiful cafes and simply couldn’t understand where the photos had been taken. I reached out to Instagrammers whose photos I liked a lot and asked them for addresses, but it seemed to be an unspoken rule not to reveal ‘secret locations,’ which I personally find ridiculous. This bothered me a lot. I remember after receiving a short answer…

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I don’t really miss the time when we only had film cameras, but I do miss printing out my photos and organise them in albums. Each printed photo had some meaning when nowadays we can take thousands of photos a day and they will be buried either on our phones or laptops. At the same time, I love how iPhone allows me to take really good photos and it’s always with me. I’ve been thinking about printing some of my photos for some time when I found Inkifi, a company that will turn your photos into a beautiful art. I ordered 30 polaroid prints and they look so cute! I’m planning on printing some photo books, but actually, there are lots of other ways of displaying Instagram photos. Below is the selection of ideas I like and want to do as a DIY project (I’m not going to tell you how many ‘I will definitely do it’ projects I have haha but this one seems very promising). 1. Framed Prints I like the simplicity of this idea, looks very pretty and minimalistic. The main problem is how to choose only 9 shots? 2. Gallery Frame You can get something like this…

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  For Easter, I was thinking of going to New York but my friend convinced me to go to Iceland. Why not? I saw a lot of amazing photos of this place and of course wanted to go there too. I didn’t spend a lot of time preparing for this trip, I only looked at some places to visit and booked the cheapest accommodation on Booking.com. The most important thing to keep in mind is that you need a car. Road conditions can vary ( we got in a snow storm and a strong storm with a rain), so make sure you book something better than the cheapest option. What can I say… Probably European bank holidays is not the best time to go there because it felt a little crowded. To take a beautiful photo of waterfalls was #missionimpossible (I mean without people on the background). The wreck of the plane was the most popular place, luckily we got there in the late afternoon when the majority of people were already gone. There is one main road (the Golden Circle) that goes around the country, and it’s recommended to have 10 days to go around it.Well, we only had…

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One of my favourite online platforms to learn new skills is Skillshare. I’ve been a member of this community for almost 2 years now and from time to time I binge watching creative and business related classes. My favourite courses are of course about photography. What I like the most is that they are quite short and gem packed with really useful information. You can get 2 months of Skillshare Premium for free using my link to sign up. Below are 5 of my favourite classes which I highly recommend if you want to learn how to take better photos, find inspiration and get some ideas for your Instagram or blog photography.   1. Lifestyle Photography: Everyday Storytelling in Photo & Print Dan Rubin is a lifestyle & travel photographer, one of Instagram’s earliest beta testers and a speaker at the world’s first mobile photography conference, 1197. He shares his tips on how to plan shooting a story when meeting with a friend or family without being annoying or disturbing. If you like this class, check out his another one – Learn Mobile Photo Editing: Apps for Beauty and Efficiency. It was him who introduced me to my now favourite editing apps SKRWT…

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Summer has officially started and I see more and more people coming to the city to enjoy their holidays. Every time I go away I write a list of things to take and places to see. For your visit to London take the most comfortable shoes because even though it doesn’t look big on the map, the city is huge. Here is the list of items from the pic above. Let me know in comments what are your travel essentials 🙂 1. Miss Selfridge Femme Slogan Tee 2. Hollister Ultra Low-Rise Slim Boyfriend Jeans 3. Kate Spade Sunset Sandals 4. MM6 Maison Margiela Unstructured Backpack 5. London Photo Guide – The Instagram Guide to London 6. is full of food and shopping recommendations. 7. 8. Cat eye Spring Sunglasses 9. Travel Mug Bamboo Melamine Black Zig Zag 10. Doppler Uni Magic Fiber Red Umbrella 11. Juicy Couture Women’s Fergie Casual Watch 12. Swarovski Slake Wrap Bracelet 13. White Triangle Diamond Ring 14. Issey Miyake Geometric Earrings 15. Horizn Studios’ Cabin Trolley with a portable charger Have a great trip!  

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Spring is undoubtedly the most beautiful season in London. It starts with the first blooming tree – at the beginning of Portobello Road, followed by beautiful magnolia, cherry and wisteria blooms. At this time Instagram is going crazy, everyone is getting excited for checking their favourite photo spots. The best place to go is of course Notting Hill. Get off at Notting Hill Gate station and start Magnolia hunting at Kensington Pl. In my London Photo Guide, I included a few more places to Instagram in that area, check it out. A while ago I blogged about Why I love Instagram Without Taking Endless Selfies, and now I can add one more reason for that – meeting like-minded and really interesting people. My contract at previous job finished just on time for Magnolia blooming season and I had a lot of time to explore miles of streets for beautiful photos. One day Margarita Karenko, a London-based portrait and lifestyle photographer, contacted me with an irresistible offer to go for a photo shoot with Magnolias. I usually don’t like posing for photos, because I feel super awkward and simply don’t know what to do … but I really like beautiful photos of myself hehe. It turned…

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Photos of coffee and coffee shops interiors are still trending on Instagram and London is the perfect place to master this type of photography. I’m not going to lie if I say that sometimes I pick Instagram-worthy places for my meetings (guilty).  What attracts me in coffee shops as a photographer is a combination of a wooden interior, lots of light from big windows and interesting colours. Some places look better on the photos from outside rather than inside, for example, Monocle, Peggy Porschen and Monmouth. Here are 14 of most Instagrammable coffee shops in the city. If you are interested in other places to take a beautiful Instagram photo, please check London Photo Guide. 1. Story Coffee 115 St John’s Hill, London SW11 1SZ |

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Introducing a free 5-day email course for bloggers, creatives, and creators to set up the foundation for a successful Instagram account. You know what all successful Instagram accounts have in common? They focus on a specific niche, post regularly and provide value to their audience. When I started my IG account, it looked very different from how it looks now. I didn’t think about curating my photos or consider who they were for. Well, the truth is I posted for my friends whom I knew from school and university. Little by little, I’ve developed my own visual style and have built a community of like-minded people. Instagram is such a powerful tool to express your creativity, get inspired and make interesting connections. It is also one of the best platforms for sharing your blog, work or business. I see a lot of articles and courses online all say the same thing: niche down, find your tribe and produce content specifically for your target audience. And that’s all 100% correct. But I haven’t seen anything that shows you exactly how to do those things. That’s why I’ve created Build an Authentic Instagram Account e-course. What you will learn: How to find your…

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