Video Tutorial: How To Transfer Photos From DSLR To Instagram

i love sharing my photography on instagram, it is such a happy community with so much inspirational talent!  as i begin + host my second 365 photography project that follows along with >>the bethadilly challenge<<, i have challenged myself to only use my dslr when taking my daily photos.  one of the most common questions i am asked is how i quickly + easily transfer my dslr photos from my computer to my iphone for upload to instagram.

i have been busy behind the scenes working on a new way to inspire you all, and i am happy to announce today that i am sharing my very first ever video tutorial!  yay!  and this very first of many tutorials will be answering that common question i always get, “how do you get your dslr photos to instagram!?”

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Video Tutorial: How To Transfer Photos From DSLR To Instagram

Video Tutorial: How To Transfer Photos From DSLR To Instagram | Bethadilly Photography

before i introduce the video, i want to mention that this tutorial shares my exact process for photo sharing on instagram.  there are so many different ways that you can transfer and upload your photos, using a variety of apps or software.  i am going to simply share my workflow and what works for me, but don’t feel like you have to do it this way.  do what is easiest for you and your photography workflow.

and, with no further delay, here is my very first tutorial!  i am so excited to finally share it with you all!  and if you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss out on my future photography tutorials.  there are so many fun things coming soon!  enjoy!

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Video Tutorial: How To Transfer Photos From DSLR To Instagram | Bethadilly Photography

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  • Jennifer Carr - So helpful, thank you! PS- I bought the same towel at Target and used it as a prop last week 😛ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea - I loved this. Thanks for putting it all together, so easy to follow!ReplyCancel

  • Alina Thomas - This might be a silly question, but what program did you use to create the video?ReplyCancel

  • MsPhotoShooter - Great video… I followed along and with the steps and successfully uploaded a pic to instagram… Keep the videos coming!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Smith Riggin - love the tutorial. i learn so much better watching someone than trying to read their flow. look forward to many more tutorials! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Chabeli N Austin Woolsey - Love it can’t wait to see more! But i was wondering…how did you get your name in the corner of LR?ReplyCancel

  • Donna Coppin - Thanks for the tutorial! What settings do you use when you export for Instagram?ReplyCancel

  • Hali - Thank you for this! I downloaded pic tap go because I love how your photos float on your IG.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie - Nice video- but I don’t understand why you don’t just export directly to your dropbox folder instead of desktop and then dragging the file. I’ve exported directly to dropbox from Lightroom. Does it make a difference?ReplyCancel

    • {beth} a-dilly - no, it does not make a difference where you export to. i export my photos to my desktop because i upload them to other social media sites as well, such as facebook and my personal blog so my desktop is a more central location. this is what works for me and my workflow, so feel free to do what works for you! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jessie McBurney - I love it! Great job with the video and the tutorial! It was very easy to understand. 🙂 I can’t wait for more!!ReplyCancel

  • Carmody Baker - Thanks Beth. Great tutorial. While I understand your resolution is 300 ppi, what are your image dimensions that you upload to Instagram?ReplyCancel

  • Mahogany Lit - Love it!! Thank you for sharing. I pretty much followed the same flow but you had a couple of steps that would my flow a little quicker and smoother. I was adding my watermark with LR but find that doing it PS has more flexibility and isn’t that difficult at all. Thank you again. Can’t wait until the next. By any chance will you be sharing your workflow when editing for clients? Just curious?ReplyCancel

  • Kaity - Have you ever tried/thought about saving your watermark as a brush in Photoshop? Maybe I’m just extra lazy, but I feel like it might get tedious to retype your business name on every photo you want to use.ReplyCancel

  • Dawn - Beth – This was very helpful!! But my edited photo doesn’t show up back in Lightroom. I’m jut learning LR, so I’ll have to figure that out. But adding the watermark in Photoshop is much more flexible!! Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • {beth} a-dilly - hello dawn! are you starting with a photo in lightroom, then moving it to photoshop through lightroom, and clicking save once you are done? if you click “save as” in photoshop, i know it will let you save the photo in another location, such as your desktop, but just clicking “save” should place it right back into lightroom i believe! happy that the watermark is at least working well for you!ReplyCancel

      • Dawn - Thanks Beth! I did figure it out today and it is much better. I use PS Elements so there were a couple of options when I save that I had to learn – it creates & saves a .tff file and when I just go with that it puts the watermarked image back in LR. Not being really familiar with either LR or PS, it’s a challenge. I’m looking forward to more video tutorials!ReplyCancel

  • my 365 photography project | february 2015 » beth a-dilly - […] have been hidden behind my computer + microphone working on creating + recording my very first ever photography tutorial!  […]ReplyCancel

  • Katrina Kaziow - Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I started my first 365 this year but I was also challenging myself to use my DSLR more and had no idea how to share them. Honestly, I got very frustrated about 2 weeks ago and gave up but now I feel like I can start again! You rock!ReplyCancel

  • Steve Kean - Thanks for telling me about pictapgo. I want to export rectangular images.ReplyCancel

  • arianna - Hi Beth, thanks for every trick you show! I really appreciate. I saw you use Dropbox, I use it too. I wonder if this happen to you too… When I open a raw file from Dropbox, the photo opens automatically in Photoshop. What if I want my raw file in Lightroom? How do you handle this situation? Thank you very much!! ps. I’m sorry for my english, I hope you understand…I’m italian!ReplyCancel

    • {beth} a-dilly - hello arianna! glad you enjoyed the tutorial! i actually haven’t opened photos from dropbox, i import them RAW from my memory card right into Lightroom. i wonder if you go into Lightroom first, select the import button, and then select the image from your DropBox folder if that would work better for you! hope this helps!ReplyCancel

  • 8 tips to grow your instagram following » beth a-dilly - […] to see learn more about how to post your dslr photos to instagram, check out my video about how to transfer your dslr photos quickly to instagram. […]ReplyCancel

  • Kacie - Hi! I was curious why you choose to edit in lightroom instead of Photoshop? Is it just easier, preference? What do you use Photoshop for? (I have PS and was curious if I should try lr) 🙂 Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • {beth} a-dilly - hello kacie! i just honestly think that lightroom is better than photoshop and it works for me and my editing workflow. i use photoshop only for adding watermarks in specific areas and for creating images with text, but otherwise don’t use it at all. lightroom was a game changer for me, i love it!ReplyCancel

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