Styling is very important to becoming Insta-Famous (instagram famous). You want those followers who are engaged right? Than you have to present your content in an engaging way. Like with photography, writing, crafting, journaling or any creative field, it has to be engaging. Of course unless you are Tori Spelling and have already established a name for yourself, but if you are like me and are not, it will be very difficult to get a decent following when your photos on Instagram aren't thought though, styled or well photographed.
To show you what I mean I have picked two instagram feeds at random. Example A is a photographer and example B is a photographer also.
After observing both examples, which one would you follow by just looking at their feeds? Even photographers aren't guaranteed a good and engaging instagram feed. You can still take snapshots of your family, your everyday life, but when doing so you have to think about styling it. When I say styled it has a two fold meaning. The first is the kind of styled your see in magazines or in books and the second is a thought through photograph that is photographed well.
My last example is from my own instagram account and how I choose to engage my following. Today I met up with four beautiful ladies to do a head shot swap. We each took turns being in front of the camera as the other ladies clicked away. The morning went kinda fast and I didn't have time to take a thought through and well photographed image to share on my instagram feed. When I got home I had a choice to make. One was to share an image on Instagram from my camera, which is a decent choice, but not very engaging as it's just us looking into the camera (hi).
My other choice and the one I took was to use the images I captured in a creative way. I took a few images from the shoot to show what we did, but presented them in a creative and beautiful way that helped my followers connect. That little change made a big difference and even inspired a few people in the process.