How To Create Amazing Instagram Photos… with Nick Onken

  • What to Expect
  • Good vs Bad Light
  • Direct Lighting
  • Back Light
  • Composition in Landscapes
  • Fusing People and Landscapes
  • 1,2,3 Jump!
  • Telling the Story, Indoors
  • Come On Baby, Light My Food!
  • Super Simple Editing

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About this Class

Want to grow your Instagram following quickly without paying for leads?

Would you like to master the basics of photography using your iPhone as the tool?

Ever hope to create better pictures on the fly?

Whether you’re a long-time entrepreneur, a social media influencer, or just getting your feet wet in the business world, this lesson is a must-see.

Click play now to get a phenomenal education on how celebrity photographer Nick Onken went from toying around with cameras to capturing pictures for international publications — and how you can, too.

We’ll cover things like:

  • How to create Instagram photos that make you stand out from the crowd. Nick shares the #1 thing you need to focus on if you want to separate yourself from the competition and make it easy for customers to choose your company.
  • Composition techniques. You’ll learn what the “rule of thirds” is and how it helps to create better photographs. Nick also explains the best positioning for finding the right angle, perspective, and lighting.
  • How to capture action. Ever wind up with a blurry image or a blank screen when you try to photograph movement? Nick shows you tips and tricks for avoiding these hazards
  • What you need to know about photographing indoors. You’ll discover where to place your subject and how to position the light for best results.
  • And finally, unveil strategies and tools for editing your images so that they are as powerful and unique as your business. The best part? All of these can be done directly on your iPhone.

If you’re ready to grow your social media following with amazing imagery, be sure to click play for this hands-on tutorial with Nick Onken.


About the Instructor

Nick Onken Travel & Life Photographer
Nick Onken is a photographer, podcast host, and creative entrepreneur devoted to inspiring people to create their moments and create their lives. A former graphic designer from Seattle, Nick created his own life and now photographs influencers like Justin Bieber, Usher, Jessica Alba, and many more. He has photographed campaigns for Nike, Coca Cola, and Adidas, and has been published in Conde Nast Traveler, Cosmo, Marie Claire, and more. He is passionate about making sure all young people have access to education and does photography for the charity Pencils of Promise.
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33 thoughts on “How To Create Amazing Instagram Photos… with Nick Onken”

  1. Another great one… even if you’re past the point of market selection you will find advice that will help you in your current market… Great Lesson!

  2. Absolutely great resource. I’m working on using my Non Converting Media to show people who I am throug a know like and trust fashion so this was great. I started following Nick so I can have inside image to look and learn more. If any business and entrepreneurial mindset like person is interested in connecting you can email me at [email protected]. I’m Ray great to meet you 🙂

  3. I liked this one. It had just enough to keep it simple and get results. My wife is a photographer and this can get pretty complicated very quickly. Great lesson. The video and sound was on point too.

  4. Loved It! Very helpful! I’m a bit of a technology noob so I love learning how it all works in order to shorten my learning curve. Thanks!

  5. An excellent introduction to analysing the opportunity of any market you can think of. I would have loved to have seen more of how to come up with the market ideas to analyse in the first place. Ryan says that you don’t need to be passionate about each area or an expert but then how do you build up a solution for a market you know little about? I love how step by step this video is with a clear execution plan. It just left me with some questions for a future live Q & A … 😉

  6. Ryan you over delivered for sure. This is an priceless lesson and element of deciding whether a product is worth pursuing to promote and sell in the marketplace. I am going through a decision process right now regarding determining a products probable success. This video is worth the whole 1 year membership to Self Made Man… thank you.

  7. Thank you Ryan! I have been struggling with specifically how to research my desired niche. This class breaks it down into easy to understand tasks. Finally I get it!

  8. Excellent. I have been selling on Amazon and reached a plateau. This lesson has given me some ideas on how I can go narrow and deep.

  9. Good class for ensuring I have chosen the right market to make money today and into the future. Ryan break it down to simple and easy to understand steps. Very practical advice!

  10. Great training… great lessons. Definitely worth watching all the way through… Already in one market and it might be time to jump to another market.

  11. The course is great. I love the outline and the pro tips add nuggets of wisdom that ade extremely practical and helpful. One questiona i have tho alter going thru the course is how can i reconcile the steps he outlines and things like positioning and value proposition differentiation.

  12. Very straight forward and informative. I loved the emphasis on telling a story. Using the story to help enhance the image.

  13. Great tips and tricks. I appreciate your thorough description through every step. Much appreciated and highly motivated.

  14. I can’t even get through the first video because it would buffer for like 10 minute and the video is shorter than 2 minutes. WTF And it aint my connection because I checked. Thanks but no thanks

  15. Not just great lessons but a very good teacher as well. So much powerful content in this course. It also runs counter to the modern message about following your passion. Chock full of practical tools tips and strategies.

  16. Nice job Nick! I’ve never enjoyed taking pictures because I thought I wasn’t good at it. I was doing real time edits while you were showing us your tips and my drab photos came to life. I’m heading over to IG now to update some pics! Mark Brown @viraonehealth

  17. Great advice and clear teaching thank you. This advice makes it possible to get good photos no excuse with our phones! Practical advice from a pro! PS loved the shots around Austin and the fact I recognized the town! Love it!

  18. A very helpful and practical presentation – I was ticking off boxes for a project as I listened in. Glad to say I seem to be on the right track and I was able to add in some new angles. Thank you Ryan very helpful indeed.

  19. I was grateful for this lesson not for the editing but the tools. I have been exporting to Photoshop for years. I didn’t realize that mobile apps have come so far for good post editing. Thanks again for great content Mike! 🙂


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