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Macaron Instagram Workshop

March 31, 2016

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La Patisserie

When La Pâtisserie asked me to host an Instagram Workshop, I couldn’t have been more excited! La Pâtisserie makes the most delicious macarons (fresh flavors every single day!), cronuts, croissants, and pastries. I’ve also been wanting to do more #kokohosts events. Check out the hashtag for all the events that I’ve hosted!

We started off Sunday morning with mimosas, cinnamon rolls, and a colorful macaron tower. Perfect props for an Instagram worthy picture!

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Instagram Workshop

Here’s a rundown of what we talked about during the Instagram workshop:

Always use natural lighting. Try to shoot next to the window in a restaurant or at home, and never use flash.

Try different perspectives. Top down flatlays are great for capturing a food scene (my iconic shot), or a side profile to show a tower of macarons.

Gather props. Whether it’s your friends digging into the food, or putting your sunglasses in the photo.

Use editing apps. My favorites are Fotograf, Snapseed, and VSCOcam. I did a walkthrough of how to edit photos in each app during the workshop.

Geotag your Instagram posts. That way people can discover your photo and your account on Instagram!


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Everyone had fun learning how to style a picture perfect weekend photo, how to edit the photo with my favorite editing apps, and the tips and tricks to optimizing Instagram! Here’s a couple of my favorites from the workshop:

Had so much fun hosting my Instagram Workshop at @lapatisserieatx! #kokohosts

A photo posted by JANE KO, Austin Food Blogger (@atasteofkoko) on


Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.