Houston Ballet soloist Harper Watters has over 130,000 followers on Instagram, so it's safe to say he knows a thing or two about crafting the perfect post. Here are his pro tips.
1. Less Is More!
"I rarely use filters. A little brightness and a little sharpening usually do the trick. If all else fails, black-and-white can save the day."
2. Get to the Point
"I save the long, emotional quotes for my Facebook statuses. I keep Insta captions short and always add a dash of humor. Can't think of anything? Drop a few emojis. Also, be sure to tag any brands you're wearing—you could get noticed by the company."
3. Use the "Explore" Page
" 'Liking' the content that Instagram suggests for you is a fantastic way to broaden your audience and connect with like-minded individuals. You'll see new traffic on your page and also discover new people and brands."
4. Stay True to You
"Post what makes you happy. You have a much better chance of attracting followers with similar interests if you post what you actually like. And the quality of your followers is much more important than the number."
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A version of this story appeared in the February 2018 issue of Dance Spirit with the title "Insta Tips from an Insta Master."