Backlogging Photos : Never Run out of things to post!

Never run out of photos to post! Backlog your photos with dropbox to keep a constant supply and backup!

Update: 2019

Backlogging photos is a great way to make sure that you never run out of photos to post on Instagram.

If you are using your phone for photography, this doesn't necessarily apply to you, although it can if you edit on the computer.

For those of you using a DSLR or Point and Shoot, here is a fast and easy workflow for backlogging photos to stay on your game.  It looks like a lot of steps now but I promise it will keep your process moving quickly and efficiently.

Please note: You can also batch add photos into scheduling programs such as Later or Preview. These will appear on both desktop and within the app on your phone.

Steps to backlogging photos with Dropbox or Google Drive:

1.) After a shoot, upload the new photos to your computer (I recommend backing these up on an external hard drive as well)

2.) Open up Adobe Lightroom and import your photos

3.) Edit your photo/photos and export to a folder on your external drive or computer

I usually label a series of folders based on the shoot and the date - For example: "Santa Monica_2016" or for a bunch of random photos "Fall_2016"

4.) Create a dropbox or Google Drive account if you don't already have one

Within the Dropbox or Google account, create a folder called "Instagram" and create a subfolder labeled something like "Date - Instagram"

5.) Upload your newly edited photos to this folder

6.) Download dropbox to your phone and log in or airdrop to your phone

If you are backlogging your photos that's it! Your photos are now set to be uploaded to Instagram whenever you want to post.  I usually save my photos on dropbox and save to my phone and upload to Instagram as needed.

7.) If you are ready to post, click on the folder that you created and open the image that you would like to post.

8.) Hold down on the image and click save photo. The photo should go right to your phone photos.

9.) Open Instagram and upload!