Happy New Year PEOPLE! #headshotcrew365 is going to be rockin Instagram in 2017!!

Peter Hurley's picture
The Man

I'm fired up for the New Year and I hope you are too. We have a ton of things up our sleeve this year to keep everyone moving forward with their work. I'm excited for what's coming down the pike and want to thank all of you for the supportive environment that has been created within the Headshot Crew.

We'll continue to come up with some fun challenges to do, so here's one! I'd like all of you to get your Intstagram accounts fired up this year and we are going to help! We are doing a 365 day challenge. I want each of you to post one shot a day for a year. Doesn't really matter what it is, would be nice to somehow be photo related although I'm sure I'll throw in some shots of my girls! Whether it's a headshot or not no biggie, the point is to post daily. I just want one shot per day for 365 days and everyone is going to hashtag it #headshotcrew365 Thanks to Karaminder for coming up with that one.

So start tomorrow and we'll be off to the races. By the end of the year that hashtag should be packed with some really cool imagery. Also, keep track of your following, know where you started tomorrow. You can put your instagram name and number of current followers in the link below and we can cross check it a year from now! I'm peter_hurley and have 45.3K followers right now.

Hope you are up for it.

Happy New Year!

Peter

102 Comments

Robert de Wit's picture
BFAS

I'm in.
@200f2 with 151 followers.
321 posts in 2016 with 5,759 likes.
https://www.instagram.com/200f2/

Susan Pszenitzki's picture
BFAS

Love the pony pictures, Robert. I was riding dressage for about 8 years but gave it up to support my photography habit and pay the rent on my NYC apartment. Did some equestrian photos during that time. Miss my pony like mad.

Robert de Wit's picture
BFAS

Thanks for the feedback! My youngest (Kai) rides competitively - hunter, but moving into eventing - so we spend a lot of time at the barn and at shows: "shoot what's around you" quickly turns into "shoot horses".

Once horses enter your soul, there is no escape.

Chris Noakes's picture
Associate

Robert: I just realized you're an Ottawa guy! I'm not that far from you and travel into Ottawa regularly to visit friends. :)

Robert de Wit's picture
BFAS

North Bay is almost like neighbours! Would love to meet up next time you're in Ottawa.

I'll be eligible for a wingman on Jan 19 ... if you're interested.

Chris Noakes's picture
Associate

Of course.

Next time I'm in Ottawa I'll reach out (to bad I'm just realizing now I was just there a couple weeks ago). Next time I'm almost guaranteed to be there is May as I've not missed a ComicCon yet (yes I'm a huge geek).

Feel free to add me on FB if you use it: https://www.facebook.com/chris.a.noakes

Robert de Wit's picture
BFAS

Awesome. Weather is much better in May.

No Facebook here, I'm afraid. Made that choice when the kids were younger (now both teenagers) and no regrets.

Chris Noakes's picture
Associate

Don't blame you (two teens here as well). Ok I'll reach out here and we'll set something up next I'm heading out your way.

Bill Stewart's picture
Protégé

Every day!... Wow, that's going to be quite the challenge for me.

I think it will be interesting just to see how long I last, lol!

Bill Stewart's picture
Protégé

@citywideheadshots

12 followers lol

11 posts - just started it up a couple weeks ago

Ryan Parker's picture
Mentor

Love it, I'm so in on this.
@ryanparkersphotos - 1,279 Followers
https://www.instagram.com/ryanparkersphotos/

I did the '2016 Best Nine Photos' thing and it tells you how many photos you posted in 2016 and how many likes you received. It might be interesting to cross reference that as well. Head over to: https://2016bestnine.com.

For me 2016 was:
250 posts
16,646 likes.

Next year, I'm going to beat that!

Peter Hurley's picture
The Man

Good idea! I did it too. Mine was 218 posts and 98,915 likes. Going to toast it next year!

Maurice Jager's picture
THE DEPUTY

196 posts, 377,480 likes. :-)

Chris Noakes's picture
Associate

Show off. :P

Ryan Parker's picture
Mentor

Going to update my thread. I've been posting every day. If you have to, you are at Day 153.
So, we're just under halfway there (25 more days and we are halfway.

I'm now at 2,801 followers! WOO!

If you haven't start this, just get on it now.

Chris Noakes's picture
Associate

I'm in.

https://www.instagram.com/chrisnoakes.studio/
Currently 889 followers.

Olli Tumelius's picture
Protégé

I'm starting my 6th year without a smart phone soon. Although, I might get one this year for professional reasons. This is why my Instagram use has been slow and photo every day might not be realistic for me. I manage to steal my wife's phone every now and then to post something. :)

https://www.instagram.com/ollitumelius/

Lee Crow's picture
Associate

Dude... your IG content is amazing!

Elisha Miller's picture
Protégé

I'm in!

My Instagram is https://www.instagram.com/elmphotostudio/ and I currently have a very modest 232 followers....!

Paul Defaire's picture

I'm at https://www.instagram.com/jtfotograf/ and will be starting today! Currently 23 followers.

Karen L Richard's picture
Protégé

Great challenge, though it could be a tough one for me to post daily when we're traveling!

https://www.instagram.com/karenlrichardphoto/
591 followers

Karen L Richard's picture
Protégé

It's working- I just hit 1000 followers!

Helen Breazeale's picture
PhD

I have 631 followers as of right now helenbreazeale is my instagram name

Lee Crow's picture
Associate

In!

I use www.later.com to schedule my posts and www.squarelovin.com for analytics. Both have free offerings!

Lee Crow's picture
Associate

My current stats

Maurice Jager's picture
THE DEPUTY

https://www.instagram.com/maurice_jager/

maurice_jager
34,7K followers

Steven Gotz's picture
BFAS

I have only ever used my instagram account for headshots. This will certainly force me to get my web page put together so that Instagram can be for personal projects as well.

https://www.instagram.com/stevengotz/
20 posts
177 followers
238 following

This year was 171 likes on 20 posts.

Diane Hanna's picture
BFAS

Hmmm. I guess I have quite a bit of work to do in 2017.

15 posts
105 likes
14 followers

https://www.instagram.com/dianehannaphotography/

Mike Nakamura's picture
BFAS

https://www.instagram.com/ihatehavingmypicturetaken/

41 posts
305 followers
216 following

Mike Nakamura's picture
BFAS

Now:
66 posts
460 followers (+51%)
808 following

Mike Nakamura's picture
BFAS

CAn you set instagram to share to your business facebook page instead of your profile page?

Ben Marcum's picture
Mentor

Get on this, guys. I posted my first one about an hour ago and have picked up like 5 new followers since then. this is going to be awesome for us.

Find me at:
@benmarcumphoto
as of right now I am at 1348 followers. I want over 10k by the end of 2017. let's get on it!

Ben Marcum's picture
Mentor

8,947 likes to 110 posts...I'm going to destroy those numbers.

Susan Pszenitzki's picture
BFAS

I love a good 365 challenge. Started one once and it lasted 3 years. OK, I'm on it. Gotta do some editing but will be posting before the day is out. Happy New Year, HS Crew! I'm suepea on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/suepea/. Looking forward to following you all.

Tony Taafe's picture
BFAS

Happy new year guys! That's a great idea. I'm in. tony_taafe_photo and 463 followers.

https://www.instagram.com/tony_taafe_photo/

6,033 likes and 101 posts

David Uczen's picture
Protégé

Psyched! Not sure how to tell how many likes, but 13 posts and 69 followers - @daviduczenphotography

Cara Paiuk's picture
BFAS

I'll try but they might be mostly of my kids.
@carapaiukphotography 27K followers (I am really not as cool as that number sounds. I promise. I do some writing too and that is where most of my followers came from I think).

Cara Paiuk's picture
BFAS

ok. This is SO misleading. I did the best 9 - 224 posts in 2016 and 108,888 likes. I swear it's because of my writing. If you can get the word "vagina" in the Times, people start following you everywhere. My twitter is nuts too and I barely use it.

Chris Noakes's picture
Associate

I like how you're trying to downplay your apparent awesomeness. ;)

Pete Coco's picture
Protégé

Great idea! Just set up my Instagram, something I've been meaning to do for a while now. @petecocophotography. See you all there.

Tom Harvey's picture
Protégé

@tomharveyphotography with 139 followers

Stacy Bogan's picture
Associate

I have 495 followers
7,653 likes on 459 post in 2016

I'm at Middlesisterimages

My best headshot crew supporters on Instagram are Mike Schact, Paul Howard, Jane Haas, Anita Watkins, and Helen hit me up fairly regular. Probably missed a few.

Thanks for the support!

Christian Bardrum's picture
Associate

29.800 Followers..

https://www.instagram.com/christian_krog/

41.503 likes on 145 posts in 2016..

Cara Paiuk's picture
BFAS

LOVE your IG. Awesome photos.

Patrick Ryll's picture
Protégé

I´m in we will see how long i can do this.
@patrickryll with 574 followers, 40 posts and mostly random stuff.

Elaine Zelker's picture
Mentor
Jennifer Ona's picture
Associate

https://www.instagram.com/jenniferona/

a whopping 519 followers
170 posts and 5,515 likes in 2016

Wilfried Haubenberger's picture

Great idea, I'm in! Makes me more accountable to post on IG!

https://www.instagram.com/wilhaub/

Starting today I'm already a day behind, but I'll post 2 one day :)

Also did the best nine: 4118 likes to 119 posts in 2016.
Currently 127 posts and 132 followers in total!

Thomas Kvistholt's picture
Protégé

2017, is where i will go all in on the Shabanging... new lights ordered and new profile picrture coming up shortly, as well as a promotion on this on my website.... Looking forwards to becoming more active on this fantastic platform...

@Kvistholt_com with 211 followers

https://www.instagram.com/kvistholt_com/

Mike Nakamura's picture
BFAS

I created a calendar a task to check stats on 12/31/17.

Included stats from 1/1/17 in the appointment so I don't have to look it up.