We love Instagram as much as you do and we think that it is truly a remarkable way to share your holiday photos! There's no doubt that your holiday photos from your SweetEscape session are Instagram-worthy. But great photos aren't enough. Follow these tips and tricks for a rocking Instagram account!
Even though Instagram is all about sharing photos, captions are as important! It is true that the saying goes a picture paints a thousand words, but nothing could tell a story better than verbal communication that are spiced with tiny little details of the situation.
Let’s say you are posting a photo of you when you're having fun in London. Instead of just posting a caption that says “London, you rock!”, try talking about the interesting moment that happened there. The ambiance, the weather, or how you feel during that shot was taken. Happy? Excited? Let them know!
Much despised, with huge advantages is the usage of hashtags! You don’t have to be famous to use hashtags, in fact, if you want more people to see and like your photos, the use of the correct hashtags is very much important. What are the stuffs you into? Traveling perhaps? Then do a little research on the Internet and find the most used hashtags that relates to traveling on Instagram. The most used hashtags means a lot of people are viewing it to find inspiration and ideas. By using that popular hashtag, you are opening doors for idea seekers to find you and your creation.
Even with the new Instagram algorithm, posting at the right time is still as important. The algorithm will hold your post for as long as a few hours and if you post it on a deserted Instagram time, you won’t be getting much feedbacks from your followers. Avoid posting on Saturday nights where people are all out having fun with their friends and forgetting their Instagram timeline. Plus, if you post anything on Saturday night, it could show how plan-less your weekend is.
Last but not least, don’t forget to edit your photos. There are many apps to do this, such as VSCOCAM or Snapseed, but if you aren’t much of an editing guru, simply leave it to us! Sweet Escape captures your holiday photos and EDIT them as well. You won’t need to do more editing since we have the best editors with the best Instagram taste in our headquarter.
Now that you know all the tools of the trade, don’t forget to use #SweetEscapeMoments as one of your hashtags to get a special giveaway from us. From now on, don’t forget to post like a pro!
You might be spoiled for choice knowing that you only have two hours to spend in Cape Town! The coastal capital of South Africa is one of our top destinations and for good reasons: the landscape and the weather would make you want to stay there for as long as possible. We spoke to our local photographers and asked for their suggestions on what you could do in the city in only 2 hours.
"Cape Town is easily one of the amazing cities in the world and I love it for its diversity. It's not just the people; it's also the landscape and all the activities the city has to offer, from mountains to wine farms to beautiful beaches!
If you only had 2 hours in Cape Town, I would suggest going up Signal Hill to see views over the whole city or visiting one of our beautiful beaches that are close by. Another absolute must-do in the city is to drive along Chapman’s Peak drive - the views are amazing!
Honestly it's so hard to choose just one thing to do here. There are so many interesting places visit, yummy foods to try and amazing views to see! You really will have to base it on your own interest."
"I love Cape Town because there is literally something for everyone to enjoy, from world famous views, beautiful and secluded beaches, countless hikes and trail routes, endless wine farms and vineyards, unique and creative markets and galleries, award winning coffee shops and roasteries - this is probably not even half of it! I'm convinced this is the most beautiful city in the world.
If you only had 2 hours to spend in the city, I would suggest you start with a walk around the city center, maybe pop into one of the local coffee shops for a delicious flat white. For dinner, dine with a good glass of wine at one of the beach front restaurants as the sun is setting over Camps Bay.
In a nutshell, I think this is precisely what Cape Town and its people are about: a good meal, a good view and a good bottle of wine."
SweetEscape is an online platform that connects you with local photographers around the world. Our mission is to capture your life precious moments, anywhere in the world! SweetEscape is available in over 300 cities around the world. Book today and save $50 on your first session! Enter the promo code: FIRSTESCAPE at checkout.