7 Things You can Do to Get the Best out of Your Instagram Account

At Thump Coffee in Denver, Colorado, shared at one point or another, on my Instagram account, but has been deleted ever since... Now it's found a new place to be shared! On this blog!

I am terrible when it comes to managing social media for myself. It is practically impossible for me to keep track of all the different things that go into social media. I have a Facebook account because I sort of need to (for family, work, etc.). There’s also a Twitter account that I use as a news source; I do not engage really, I simply read all the relevant happenstances around the world that interest me. Instagram however, is a slightly different story.  Continue reading “7 Things You can Do to Get the Best out of Your Instagram Account”

How to Get Published in Your Favorite Magazine — A Funky but True Story!

How to get published in your favorite magazine -- a funky, but true story!

In case you did not know, my photos and an interview piece with A Small Print Shop was published on the 25th issue of UPPERCASE Magazine. This post is the story of how I landed the gig in the first place!

It was a brand new year! January 2 or 3, 2015. It was a beautiful morning in Denver, Colorado, with sweatshirt weather in the dead middle of winter… well, that’s Denver for you! School was out for the holidays/winter break, and I was itching to go out and take photos of… something… ANYTHING! And suddenly, I had an idea. I needed a model for my project, so I called my buddy Marc to see if he was available for a little adventure that morning. Being the good sport that he is, he was totally down!

I think I should mention here that it was also a time when I first started to get into the whole Instagram thing. As well as print magazines and blogging (not this one, I had a different blog then)! Basically, being back in school had opened up a lot of time for me and I filled them up with things I had neglected when I was working full time. So… what do we have here? Print magazine, blogging, Instagram… I had an idea. At that time, I had been purchasing some print magazines like Kinfolk, Fellow, UPPERCASE, and a few others. I had also seen people post photos of their favorite magazines on Instagram… and that is exactly what I wanted to do. However, just taking photos of a magazine seemed a little boring, so I wanted to incorporate a few other things… like, my new favorite coffee shop in town, Marc as a model for the photos, etc. So, on that beautiful morning, Marc and I, along with my brand new copy of a back issue of UPPERCASE, headed downtown to Black Eye Coffee Shop. This place was the perfect backdrop for my project with exposed brick walls, tables and chairs made out of reclaimed wood and re-purposed wooden doors and vintage tools. Continue reading “How to Get Published in Your Favorite Magazine — A Funky but True Story!”