WHO: Nesrin Danan of @blackprints
WHERE: Irving Farm Coffee Roasters
OCCUPATION: Photographer, College Student and Social Media Personality
Nesrin, aka "blackprints", has been passionate about photography since a young age. When she started her Instagram account in 2009, she never imagined it could become a source of income for her. Today, she's grown her channel to over 87K followers and has been featured by Instagram as an account to follow. We met up with her in NYC and she let us know the inside scoop on all things Instagram.
WHEN DID YOU FIRST START POSTING TO INSTAGRAM?
I want to say 2009? When I got my first smartphone, an Android something or other. Haha. My Instagram was pretty grainy and horrendously filtered for the first few years.
DO YOU REMEMBER THE FIRST PHOTO YOU POSTED?
How has your feed changed over time, and how would you describe it today?
what tools (if any) do you use to help plan, curate and/or schedule your Instagram posts?
any rules of thumb for the type of photos you post?
as a professional photographer, what are your thoughts on filters? do you use them?
what's your biggest Insta pet peeve?
we laughed over the term "Instagram money" - and both agreed it's a real thing. can you explain the term?
How do you connect with brands for collaboration opportunities?
what's been one of your favorite instagram collaborations to date?
without naming names, can you share about any projects that didn't work out so well? in your opinion, what makes a collaboration fall flat?
what advice would you offer to someone interested in monetizing his or her instagram?
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The Collectively Team