Welcome to THE LIKED PHOTO!
You're here because you want to learn more about:
Photography • Marketing and branding on Instagram • Photo editing
and yes, I can teach you those things and hopefully much more! I also want this to be a fun community where you can share your work, get feedback, and even have the chance to be featured on our new Instagram page!
So why listen to me?
About 1 year ago, I decided to start taking Instagram "seriously". I was posting random images here and there but it suddenly hit me... I'm a photographer! I could use this skill to build a brand and a network!
Once I started posting my photography and engaging with my audience, I was able to grow my account from 1,000 to over 20,000 in 6 months. Granted, this is peanuts compared to some of the big guys out there but it was still an accomplishment.
I want to teach you everything that I know about Instagram and photography and help you grow a brand, a network, and maybe one day, a company that gets you out of that daily grind and out into this beautiful place that we live in. Whether it's through photography, design, writing, blogging, whatever is it, I just want you to get out and see the world!!
THE GOAL: Build an Instagram and social media following to become recognized in your niche, create incredible content and watch yourself grow as a person, and eventually make money from your passion.
Ok.... and who am I?!
I'm Anna, also known as @annamcnaughty in the Instagram world.
I really can't remember when my interest in photography and design began but as far back as I can remember, I always had a camera in my hands. Whether it was snapping photos of my friends on a disposable, using my mom's camcorder (and failing to keep it steady), or just observing the world around me, I was always taking photos.
Photography turned into a passion for graphic design and I decided to go to SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design). In my free time, I would wander around Savannah taking photos and eventually transferred to Ithaca College (closer to home, I was a big baby) to study photography. But, to be perfectly honest, most of what I know now didn't come from school. It came from those early years of "play time" and my number one favorite thing; messing around in photoshop all day.
Fast forward four years, my interest in photography has never been stronger and it has motivated me to grow my Instagram and my brand ever since. It's been one of the best decisions I've made because I've met some incredible people and watched myself grow as an artist. Looking back at my work from a year ago compared to what it is now has taught me a lot about personal growth as an artist and my future goals. It hasn't always been easy, though. In the beginning, I was all over the place with my style and losing followers and engagement. I almost gave up but patience and the desire to create, kept me going. The secret sauce is drive, patience, and passion for what you love.
I am now selling my work online and at art shows and gaining recognition of my brand and it's all because of Instagram.
PLEASE feel free to reach out to me at any time with questions or comments. Or just to say Hi! (contact form below photos)
Get in touch!