Making an Instagram reel is even easier with new templates

instagram reels using templates
The new Instagram template feature makes creating reels super easy (Image credit: Hannah Rooke / Instagram)

When Instagram first started valuing reels more highly than photo content there was an outcry from the photography community. We were (rightly so) jaded – the platform we once loved was changing beyond recognition and it didn’t feel like a place for photographers anymore.

It felt like it was trying to become TikTok and in some ways, it succeeded. People jumped aboard the Reels train as fast as Billy jumped aboard the Polar Express but only out of necessity. Now that Instagram has introduced a template feature that makes creating Reels effortless, will more people start posting them?

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.