Instagram is a great place to post photos. It's a very popular social app for sharing. But in order to use it, you have to understand that it was designed to be used with your phone, and you can't post photos from anywhere except your phone. That is, you can't post from your desktop computer.
So, the first thing that you need to do is to take a photo with your phone. You can, of course, do workarounds to get photos onto your phone other ways (such as downloading from Flickr, to name one trick), but the easiest way is to just take a picture. That's what the app was designed for - take a photo and share it.
|Instagram icon for posting a photo|
Once you've taken the photo, look at the bottom of your phone screen for an icon that looks like a box with a plus inside of it. No, I have no idea what it's supposed to be, except that it's one of those tiny little icons that are designed to save space on phones, and not be in any particular language.
Click on that, and Instagram will take you through a few steps, one of which is to add a filter to the photo, which is what made this app popular in the first place. If you have a crummy photo by all means add a filter to it to make it look better, if it's a good photo, you should just skip doing the filter.
A very short description is the best way to go. Just a few words, a short sentence. And then add a hashtag to it like this: #flowers or #dogs. The pound sign is a hashtag, and when you do that, your photo will show up when people search for flowers, or dogs, or whatever you hashtag.
Oh yeah, unlike Facebook, Instagram isn't a place for making a lot of comments, although you can. It's a place to look at photos, and if you like them, click on the "heart" button, which is the equivalent of "like".
Follow me on Instagram at BradHallArt. Or just look for #dachshund!