Instagram banned hashtags
25th February 2021

Once again, I found that I had used one of the Instagram banned hashtag. Now, this has nothing to do with the infamous “shadowban” practice controversy. I simply noticed a slight drop in engagement compared to previous posts, so I decided to investigate a little. Turns out that the hashtag...

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4 Weeks of Instagram content in just 30 minutes
20th December 2020

That’s right: I created 4 weeks worth of Instagram content walking in Central London for less than 30 minutes. It could even be more than 4 weeks, considering I’m a bit of a slow uploader. But here you’ll see 20 photos I find worth sharing. And at 5 a week,...

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Smartphone photography tips
20th July 2020

I was asked by my friend Dot Lung to go live with her and talk about smartphone photography tips and how to make better photos with your phone. We both use iPhones but all we talked about really applies to Android as well. We did not talk about specific apps...

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My Photography YouTube Channel - Fabien Butazzi
25th April 2020

I created my YouTube account in 2006 and managed to wait 14 years to open my Photography YouTube channel. Now it's time. Too late?

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The Instagram Box - Street Photography in New York
8th January 2020

What is the Instagram box, you may ask? Well, Instagram has changed the way we think about photography in more ways than you can imagine. I’ll just give you some quick stats about the platform: The average number of uploaded photos per day is 95 million images 40 billion photos...

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Food blog (Furikake finger food)
10th December 2019

Not many people know about it, but I was the first Italian male food-blogger. I started writing La Cuisine de Fabien in the early 2006. Only a few food blogs existed back then, and even only a few blogs in general. I was looking for a recipe online and found...

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Instagram influence on Mass tourism
6th November 2019

Despite being a fiery Italian (at least half of me is), I very rarely publish angry posts on Instagram. It might happen on Facebook, where I still keep my private life and my friends separated from the rest of the world. But not on other platforms. Today though, I woke...

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Photo critique
1st November 2019

As of this month, I started offering free photo critiques through my Instagram account @fabienb. The concept is really simple. I always try to find ways to give back and help the community and this is one more mean for me to do so. I ask my followers to send...

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20th July 2019

After the story about my shadowban and how it happened, I’m back at talking about account issues. On Instagram again. How a positive… One thing I try do every time on Instagram, is reply to the people that leave a comment to my photos. Even only to say thanks. Instagram...

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Fading figure leaving along rail tracks
9th May 2019

You might have heard of this thing called “shadowban”. Allegedly, Instagram has ways to punish spammy content and counter the rise of bots, fake accounts, etc. What Instagram does is flag the suspicious accounts and consequently slash the reach and engagement that these accounts receive. And that would obviously be...

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