Pinterest and a Professional Photographer Part 2 OSP Episode 010

When it comes to talking about Pinterest, I can go on and on. I recently had a nice long chat with professional photographer, Andrew Hellmich about getting started on Pinterest and shared the first half of our conversation in podcast episode 009.  This episode is the last half of our conversation and we cover lots more information about Pinterest.

Pinterest and a Professional Photographer Part 2

Some of the topics covered in this episode include:


  • How to space out your pining





  • Pinterest Analytics


  • Pinning your Instagram images

Wow, 10 episodes of podcast so already! It feels like it just launched yesterday.  Are there any particular kinds of guests you’d like to hear from in future episodes?

To connect with Andrew or to listen to his Photobiz Xposed podcast, you can find him at


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During our chat, Andrew asked about pinning Instagram images to Pinterest. The last time I pinned from Instagram was before the new look came along and I wasn’t 100% sure it would still work.


Instagram and Pinterest

Around the same time I had my conversation with Andrew, I received a question from Muskie on my previous post about pinning Instagram photos. When I tried my old method, it failed but I found a new way.

Here’s a short video showing the new method I found to pin directly from Instagram. (This seems to work best in Google Chrome.)



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  • gabrielle jones

    hi there, do you know if it is possible to post photos from Pinterest TO instagram? (i.e. the other way around)

    i look forward to your reply
    best wishes

    • Cynthia Sanchez


      I don’t think it’s possible in this way. The only possible way I could see doing it is taking a screenshot of your phone the uploading that image to Instagram. But, it wouldn’t tie them together like this does.

      Thanks for your question.

  • Erika Kerekes

    Not working for me (in Chrome, too) – either I am having a user error issue or, more likely I would guess, Mark Z. closed another loophole allowing Instagram images to migrate to other social platforms…is it still working for you?

    • Joel

      Not working for me either 🙁 Right-clicking on the image does not give those options.

    • Cynthia Sanchez

      Give ShotPin a try. It’s great for Instagram, Google+ and Facebook.

    • Michaela

      Here is what I did:
      1. Right-click and then select “inspect element”
      2. Select the image link in the box that appears at the bottom of the page
      3. Click the link below the image which opens it in a new tab
      4. Pin it! 😉

      • Cynthia Sanchez

        Hi Michaela. Does this link you back to your Instagram account or just to the image?

        • Michaela

          It just links to the image if you do it that way. I think if you pin from the inspect element it links to your Instagram. What I did for the ones that I pinned from the new tab was change the link associated with the image in my Pinterest board. Does that make sense? If not, email me and I’ll send screenshots.

  • kleyr

    Thanks Cynthia for sharing this tool it really helps 🙂

    • Cynthia Sanchez

      Great Kleyr! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Scott

    Thanks for this information. Works in Firefox if after you select the specific image, you right click and select “View Background Image”. The resulting screen will allow you to use the Pin button.

    • Cynthia Sanchez

      Thanks Scott 🙂

    • Angela Sherman

      That works for me…thanks Scott!

  • Jen Mathews

    Thanks for this post! I am finding that using FollowGram is easier (as a Firefox user).

    • Cynthia Sanchez

      Hi Jen, thanks for stopping by! I’ll have to check out FollowGram 🙂

  • Tony Lopez

    Hello, just thought I’d let Mac owners now that if you double click the image and select “View Background Image,” it will bring up a Pinnable pic! This works great for my car dealership!!

  • Tarryn

    Hi, I use Google Chrome and this didn’t work for me. When clicked the ‘Pin It’ button it only showed me one of my Instrgram photos available to pin – not the one I am interested in sharing on Pinterest.

    • Tarryn

      Actually, it’s only allowing me to select my Instragram profile picture to pin.

      • Tarryn

        Never mind, ShotPin worked!

  • Charlie Budd

    I’ve tried this, and it no longer works in Chrome. I’ve tried Shotpin but it’s no longer available. Is Instagram determined to block integration with Pinterest or something? If so, why?

    • Cynthia Sanchez

      Hi Charlie,

      Thanks for stopping by. It is a shame that the shortcuts have stopped working. Right now the only solution seems to be opening up the image in a window, copying the link and using the Pinterest + option to add it.

  • Warner Carter

    Great information. Can you write the link to the Analytics you talked about in the show please.

    • Cynthia Sanchez

      Hi Warner,

      You can access analytics straight form Pinterest if you have a business account from the drop down menu on the top right side on the Pinterest desktop version. The third party tool I recommend is Tailwind (formerly PinLeague)

  • Mariella

    Great trick! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  • Abbie

    Thanks this was so helpful!

  • Karen Wilson

    Thankyou so much. I often wondered if it was possible and glad I found your post, I shared it with my follower’s on Twitter.

  • Julie

    Thanks so much for this video! Exactly what I was looking for.

  • ebru

    Thank you so much for a very quick & easy tutorial! You’ve saved me a ton of frustration! Rock on!

  • Constance Kendall

    Is there away to pin from your Instagram to pin interest using Android phone?