It’s very good seeing clear iteration and evolution in your Reels. Instagram Reels are inherently very limiting in nature due to their short form and competition with Tik Tok.
You’ve shown clear progression and experimentation with your Reels and its good to see that you’re taking in feedback. I like that even though you admit you’re not completely comfortable on camera, you’ve found a good in between by not directly appearing on camera, but showing yourself through lifestyle.
I think that more gear related videos would be really cool, maybe even showing some of your favorite photos and having the camera settings in the video as well as some short text talking about how and where the photo was taken. I think that a combination of the ocean footage Reels, stuff from you camping and trips away and photo stories + technical stuff would be a great combination for you.
You could maybe even venture into making a Tik Tok? I know other photographers do that and it can be very successful and popular.
Working with James Day is an amazing opportunity and frankly I’m jealous haha. Milk him for every tip and trick of the trade he’s got and I hope to see you as a viral photographer as well some day.
It’s really good to see that you’re actively taking in feedback and engaging with your audience through instagram stories and polls + responding to comments on your posts, whether it be questions, feedback, etc.
I also like that you’ve saturated your reach in terms of social media platforms by having as many platforms as possible so you can reach every audience. I think you’ve probably reached every platform that’s essential to your business and anything else would be extra
Using a scheduling app for your Instagram and re-shuffling everything prior so everything looks nice in terms of layout is a very good move as well.
With your website and Etsy, you should be able to set up an onlin store via your website if you wish to do so depending on your website builder. I know that you’ll be able to do it with Squarespace. It may be more attractive for people being able to purchase things on your website rather than having to click on a link to go externally to buy an artwork. This all depends on whether you’re setting up your website as a portfolio suite with contact details though.
Keep up the great work!