Our Instagram Expert
You may have heard the news: Yup, the brilliant Lindyn Williams is a Guide for DFP. She is an expert on visual branding and using Instagram for effective marketing for your photography business. Lindyn will be live in the Facebook group at 10am PST on 23rd August 2017, but if you can't wait until then (or you are reading this after and just can't get enough of Lindyn), here's an interview we had with her (and also don't forget to access the Resources Library for her free guide to Instagram Stories).
1. What are your earliest memories of creating art/ making photography?
My earliest memory of creating images was when I was 5 years old. My mom gave me a point and shoot film camera to play around with and I would get my friends to “model” for me at different locations around my house. Also - there were a lot of cat photos taken...and lego. LOL! I still have a little photo album of my images and they make me smile :)
2. Why do you make the images you do?
I absolutely love the images that make you feel something, but you can’t quite put your finger on it. I make these because it’s what makes me light up inside.
3. We all have different strengths in the art & business of photography – what is yours?
I would say my strength is connection. Especially via social media + Instagram. I love meeting new people, and I love finding new ways I can help those I meet.
4. Can you tell us about the crash course you are teaching with Rock Paper Scissors starting this
My 10 day crash course, Instagram for DFP, is jam packed full of really useful tips and step by steps to managing your Instagram account with courage, confidence + professionalism. I love sharing my process with those who find Instagram overwhelming because I really break it down into bite size pieces and show them a different way to look at their marketing. It starts 28th August 2017, so there's just a few days left to sign up.
5. If you could take any other course in the Rock Paper Scissors programme, which one would it be and why?
I would definitely take Earn Some Damn Money or Play the Google Game! Both pricing and SEO are areas I always could have more help in!
6. What surprises people about you?
My quiet confidence, and sense of humour. I know I hold back a lot, until I don’t anymore. I’m one of those introverted extroverts who loves to stay home, but also meet new people and discover more about their lives. Also - people are always surprised at my age...I guess I’ve always been wiser beyond my years!
7. What makes you laugh and how do you make others laugh?
Anything. literally.. HAHA! see? I love stupid jokes, and I love honest people
screwing up. Is that bad? :P I make others laugh by laughing.. I remember my 4th
grade teacher telling me that I had an infectious laugh.
8. What would be your dream super power and why?
My dream super power would be to have the power to teleport. My brother lives far
away from me and he has two kids now. I love being an auntie but I don’t get to see
them often enough! Also - I would love the super power of knowing how to do my hair and makeup like a professional. LOL.. maybe one day.