How did you author (the photo or video) you recorded for upload to Instagram?
I used my iPhone 6’s rear facing camera to author the photo. Shooting the photograph, I stood close to the beach booth so I did not have to zoom in and thereby I got the best picture quality as possible. I was aware I had to have some space in the top and bottom of the photo, because I used the normal rectangular photo size (the iPhone standard) that does not fit into Instagram’s square sized frame. I used a filter to brighten the photo before publishing it. There was some constraints in the process of authoring the photo on my iPhone. One is the quality that is good, but not as good as a professional camera. Another is the shape of the photo which is does not match Instagram’s settings.
How did you publish (the photo or video) you recorded for upload to Instagram?
I recorded several images before deciding on one. I took pictures of five different beach booths and decided on this one due to various reasons: it was in my opinion the aesthetically best-looking door, the image was better framed than the others I shoot and the light was best in this image. I put in a caption, emojis and a hashtag for the photo and then I added the location. The reason why I added the location was that it was a public place and perhaps others would like to know where it is.
How did you distribute (the photo or video) you published on Instagram to other social media services?
Besides Instagram I also posted the photo on a free photographer’s app called Stellar. This is an app where you can make your own personal portfolio and I figured it would be a good place to gather my photos in an aesthetically pleasing way. So far I have added five photos and videos. The constraint here is that you cannot write a caption for each photo – only for the whole album. I also posted the photo on the app Jodel where it can be upvoted, downvoted and commented on by anonymous users. Here you are restrained to only write a short caption which mine was. On Jodel I deleted the emojis and hashtag as I found they were not commonly used.
Link to post: https://www.instagram.com/p/BxUoflphG1Y/