Switch to business profile on Instagram and add contact button

New this year business owners can switch to business profile on Instagram and add a contact button and many more convenient features. Instagram just made it much easier for business owners to market our companies. And it’s free!

You may have noticed in May 2016 Instagram upgraded a few features and included a “contact” button, access to maps and directions and the ability to categorize the business by type. Here’s an example below with the convenient CONTACT button.

switch to business profile
If you’re curious how to convert your Instagram to a business profile follow these 6 steps.

1. Tap on OPTIONS (top right corner)

2. Scroll to ACCOUNT: Select Switch to Business Profile

3. Select: Continue as (YOUR NAME)

4. Connect Your Facebook Page

5. Click next

6. Setup your Business Profile and click DONE

You’ll see these options below. 

switch to business profile

When you convert to a business profile, instagrammers can click “contact” and this menu will appear from the bottom. 

But don’t worry you can easily switch back to a personal account just as easy!

switch to business profile

SOME CHALLENGES:

Not every IG account can be switched to a business profile. One of my accounts Natalie_jerevele could be switched to a business profile but not all accounts can be. Expected rollout should be end of 2016.

I’ve written IG to ask why some can be converted. Perhaps it’s just a timing thing. I’ll update this post when I hear back.

THE GOOD NEWS:

Business profiles will have a more robust bio which will include a website URL, and street address.

With these changes, instagrammers can send traditional emails directly to businesses instead of relying on instagrams internal messaging system. 
The convenient map feature with directions allows clients to easily navigate to your business.

The new insights feature allows you to track the best time of day for posts and the age ranges of people who follow you. Instagram will provide analytics including post engagement, audience and follower demographics. See below.

instagram insights
Once a business profile is converted, business owners will have access to a mobile ad tool that will allow them to convert their organic posts easily into sponsored ads.

What will Instagram think of next? I can’t wait to find out.  

Private Photography Lessons | Natalie Licini Je Revele

Private Photography Lessons

Je Revele Fine Art Photography is offering private Photography Class New Jersey beginning this June at the Castle beginning June 2016.  We are offering both daytime and evening private lessons.

Do you love photography?

Would you like to take your pictures to the next level?  

Learn how to shoot in manual mode and transform your family photos to artful pictures that you will cherish!  I have been taking pictures all my life.  And they weren’t always at the quality level you see today.  Join us this June for a fun filled basic photography course.  We are offering advanced topics as well.  Details below…

The Art of Photography

Je Revele at the Castle in NJ

DATES: We can customize our private lessons to fit’s your schedule.  Offering Monday through Thursday daytime or evening by appointment.  Any questions, feel free to email me.

Instructor: Natalie Licini; natalie@jerevele.com

Course Description

This FUN and private hands-on Photography Class New Jersey shall provide students with a greater appreciation for and understanding of the artistic potential in digital photography.  The course held at the Je Revele Castle in Highland Park, NJ is designed to familiarize students with the technical aspects and controls of a manual camera. Emphasis in this class is on the development of the students’ self-expression.  This is a very casual course encouraging students to learn at all levels.  You do not need to have any basic knowledge prior to joining this class.  This June, I will encourage students to explore all types of photography; including, but not limited to portraits, still life, landscapes, macro photography, photojournalism, etc.

Course Objectives:

  • Students will gain a basic understanding of the history of photography
  • Students will understand and demonstrate the basic controls of an SLR camera.
  • Students will learn the basic qualities of light for use with photography both available light and flash.
  • Students will explore photography as a expressive art form.
  • Students will create images that illustrate their understanding of composition, design and light.
  • Students will develop a vocabulary that will enable them to offer constructive criticism to their peer’s work.
  • Students will be using their new camera skills and techniques to generate beautiful portraits, landscapes and much more!
  • Students looking to launch a business will learn how to incorporate, name, and insure their business
  • Students will learn how to create a brand, manage social media effectively.
  • Students will learn how to create a website
  • Students will learn advanced business topics including: Marketing, Customer Service, Pricing & Products and Advanced Editing.

These objectives will be obtained through lectures, demonstrations, class critiques, provided reading, and hands-on operation of equipment in this Photography Class New Jersey.

Assignments:

There will be weekly shooting assignments handed out in class and due the following week.

Lesson Topics:

Available Topics

Photo 101 topics

Understanding Exposure, aperture, depth of field and lenses

Understanding Shutter Speeds: Fast, slow: freezing action, panning

The Art of Storytelling

Taking beautiful family portraits

Composition, light & color

Post-Production

Add’l topics can be covered and customized to suit YOU

Business Topics

Launching your business, incorporating, naming, insurance and accounting

Creating a Brand

Social Media

Creating a Website: selecting images, editing and branding your website

Marketing

Customer Service

Pricing & Products

Advanced Editing

Fees:  All lessons are one hour.  The fee for one hour is $275 plus tax.  Pre-purchase 3 lessons for $695 or 6 lessons for $1175.

TO SIGN UP: We have limited space for our mentorship.  Please enter “1” and click buy now.


Photography Mentorship



Upon receiving your email receipt, kindly email Natalie@jerevele.com with your preference for dates and times (Monday through Thursday).  NOTE: There are no additional fees or charges at all in this Photography Class New Jersey.

Recommended equipment: Digital or Film DSLR camera (any brand).

If you’re interested in renting a camera for the mentorship we highly recommend renting here (note: this is not necessary to attend the course):

http://cameralensrentals.com/category.asp?catid=31

IMPORTANT: Kindly note, all course fees are non-refundable.

Excited to help you get to the next level!

Natalie

Je Revele Fine Art Photography Studio & Gallery

433 River Road  |  Highland Park, NJ 08904 |  NJ Castle: 732-964-3773                                                                                                         

Website:  www.jerevele.com |  Blogwww.blog.jerevele.com

Check-in with us on Facebook & receive $25 Credithttps://www.facebook.com/JeRevelebyNatalieLicini   

International Award Winning Photographer

PPA Photographer of the year 2012 

2016 PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS NEW JERSEY | JE REVELE

JUNE PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE

Je Revele Fine Art Photography is offering a Basic Photography Class New Jersey this June at the Castle beginning June 6, 2016 at 10am for 4 weeks or June 9th at 6:30pm for 4 weeks.  We are offering both a daytime and evening class.

Do you love photography?

Would you like to take your pictures to the next level?  

Learn how to shoot in manual mode and transform your family photos to artful pictures that you will cherish!  I have been taking pictures all my life.  And they weren’t always at the quality level you see today.  Join us on either Monday or Thursday this June for a fun filled basic photography course.  Details below…

The Art of Photography

Je Revele at the Castle in NJ

TWO DATES: Monday: June 6, 13, 20, 27 at 10am OR Thursday: June 9, 16, 23, 30 at 630pm

Instructor: Natalie Licini; natalie@jerevele.com

Course Description

This FUN hands-on Photography Class New Jersey shall provide students with a greater appreciation for and understanding of the artistic potential in digital photography.  The course held at the Je Revele Castle in Highland Park, NJ is designed to familiarize students with the technical aspects and controls of a manual camera. Emphasis in this class is on the development of the students’ self-expression.  This is a very casual course encouraging students to learn at all levels.  You do not need to have any basic knowledge prior to joining this class.  This June, I will encourage students to explore all types of photography; including, but not limited to portraits, still life, landscapes, macro photography, photojournalism, etc.

Course Objectives:

  • Students will gain a basic understanding of the history of photography
  • Students will understand and demonstrate the basic controls of an SLR camera.
  • Students will learn the basic qualities of light for use with photography both available light and flash.
  • Students will explore photography as a expressive art form.
  • Students will create images that illustrate their understanding of composition, design and light.
  • Students will develop a vocabulary that will enable them to offer constructive criticism to their peer’s work.
  • Students will be using their new camera skills and techniques to generate beautiful portraits, landscapes and much more!

These objectives will be obtained through lectures, demonstrations, class critiques, provided reading, and hands-on operation of equipment in this Photography Class New Jersey.

Assignments:

There will be weekly shooting assignments handed out in class and due the following week.

Dates and Details:

This six-week course will be held on Monday or Thursday:

Topic Monday 10am Thursday 6:30pm
Understanding Exposure, aperture, depth of field and lenses 6/7 6/9
Understanding Shutter Speeds: Fast, slow: freezing action, panning 6/14 6/16
The Art of Storytelling, Composition, light & color 6/21 6/23
Taking beautiful family portraits 6/28 6/30

 

Fees:  All 4 classes are $200 plus tax.

TO SIGN UP: We have limited space in each class.  Please enter “1” and click buy now.


4 courses: $200


Upon receiving your email receipt, kindly email Natalie@jerevele.com with your preference for Monday 10am or Thursday at 6:30pm.  NOTE: There are no additional fees or charges at all in this Photography Class New Jersey.

Recommended equipment: Digital or Film DSLR camera (any brand).

If you’re interested in renting a camera for the 4 week course we highly recommend renting here (note: this is not necessary to attend the course):

http://cameralensrentals.com/category.asp?catid=31

 

IMPORTANT: Kindly note, all course fees are non-refundable.  Due to the size of our classes, if you miss a class (due to sickness, travel, etc) we offer a makeup class for $50 at a mutually convenient date/time.

We hope you can join us.

Natalie

Je Revele Fine Art Photography Studio & Gallery

433 River Road  |  Highland Park, NJ 08904 |  NJ Castle: 732-964-3773                                                                                                         

Website:  www.jerevele.com |  Blogwww.blog.jerevele.com

Check-in with us on Facebook & receive $25 Credithttps://www.facebook.com/JeRevelebyNatalieLicini   

International Award Winning Photographer

PPA Photographer of the year 2012 

Mother’s Day Special | $129 Session

For the next few days Je Revele is offering a mother’s day promotion.   Limited to the first 8 clients.    Our special offer (8) sessions for $129 each session. Redeemable between February 26, 2016 – May 12, 2016 only.  Last time we ran this promo is sold out FAST!

Mother’s Day Special | $129 Session

-Buy 1 $129 photo shoot and receive (1) 5×7’s and (1) 8×10 of the same image at Je Revele Fine Art Photography for only $129 ($925 total value) Must be redeemed before May 12, 2016. (What an incredible gift for any woman/mother/spouse)

Your $129 purchase includes the following:

  • up to One-hour photo session at the Je Revele castle studio between February 26, 2016 – May 12, 2016
  • Champagne, beverages and hors d’oeuvres
  • Private screening appointment post-session at the studio
  • Can be redeemed for a family only.

Subject to studio terms and conditions. All sales are non refundable.  This special ends Friday,  at noon.  To purchase directly on paypal, enter 1 and add to cart. Once you purchase, contact us at the studio to setup your photo shoot.  732 964 3773


$129 Session



How to make an ancestry wall and paint an ancestry tree

How to make an ancestry wall and paint an ancestry tree in just a few steps.

If you follow me on Facebook, you know February is Family History month at Je Revele.  Each week, I will be sharing some helpful tips including:

  • how to preserve your family history
  • how to create a family tree
  • how to document family history
  • how to collect your own folk lore
  • how to interview relatives & much much more

I love pinterest, and recently discovered these beautiful painted family trees.  I think they’re an incredible way to display portraits of several generations of your family.  I love looking at old photos and learning about my ancestors.  I believe portraits hung on walls instills the love of a family and their values.

Your ancestry tree is your visual family history.  

How can you find out who all your ancestors are?

Ancestry.com is a great tool to find out who your parents, parents are. Who your parents, grandparents are and so on. I’ve been looking on ancestry.com for my family dating back three generations. I’m close to finding everyone I possibly can find.  Winter is the perfect time to start a family project.

Have you ever be curious how to create and paint an ancestry tree?

ancestry tree

Photo & Art created by the talented Jaime Lowrie

Jaime Lowrie, is a very talented artist.  She shared a project she did for her mother. When I asked how she created this ancestry tree, she said “I used a pencil to outline it, and used acrylic craft paints. I used a lot of sponge brushes. I have step-by-step pictures I can send you.”

Here are some of the step-by-step photos of Jaime’s ancestry tree.

ancestry tree

ancestry tree

What if you want to digitize and enlarge an old photo?

I’ve had several people ask me how to enlarge an old photo.  In fact, my mother brought me a few older photos to use in our family tree, but some are too small.  I’m going to photograph the old photo to enlarge it (to 8×10) without losing the quality.  Photoshop gives me the chance to sharpen the photo, if necessary.  Here’s a great article how to scan/photograph and enlarge family photos: http://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/22726/what-is-the-best-way-to-digitize-old-photographs-for-preservation

I hope you enjoyed this helpful post.  Thank you again Jaime, for sharing these step-by-step photos.

If you’re looking considering a new family portrait, please feel free to call or visit our studio to meet our team and see our picturesque castle studio and use CODE: ancestry tree for a $50 studio credit.

nj family photographer

nj family photographer

Natalie

Je Revele Fine Art Photography Studio & Gallery specializing in New Jersey Family Photos

433 River Road  |  Highland Park, NJ 08904 |  Studio: 732-964-3773                                                                                     

Website:  www.jerevele.com |  Blogwww.blog.jerevele.com

LIKE us on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/JeRevelebyNatalieLicini   

International Award Winning Photographer

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