If you’ve ever clicked over to our instagram profile you’ll know we’re pretty obsessed with sharing photos and it’s probably our social media platform of choice. It’s a fantastic way for us to reach more of you and also catch up on on all of our favourite fellow bloggers. Here’s a few tips to take your Instagram profile to the next level!
Composition & Focus
This sound ridiculously simple but it’s the small things that can really make your photo! Focus is key to having your photo look sharp, clear and creating some contrast with the other objects. Try tapping different places on the screen to see where you’d like the focus to be – it may not be on the actual object so play around before snapping. Composition is where I personally have the most fun. Layout whatever you’re taking a snap of and play around with positions. If you’re snapping people try editing the photo so you’re off centre or something slightly different to create interest.
Light & Background
Nobody wants to see a selfie with your dirty undies laying in the background so do a quick check to make sure nothing you don’t want seen is in frame. Try popping your items on a textured rug or a printed bedspread for a cool background. Light is another important element to consider but not vital because the filters and editing apps available can save your photos however consider shadows before snapping.
Taking the photo
If you’re not taking your photo in the Instagram app then try taking it in the ‘square’ mode on your camera. This will make sure your photo fits perfectly into Instagram when you get around to uploading it. Another amazing feature on your iPhone is the Burst Mode which can be used by holding down the shutter button in your camera. This is incredible for taking photos of movement like your little ones running around or pets. It’ll take a burst of photos you can review in your camera later so it’s perfect for capturing precious moments.
Edit & Upload
Instagram have definitely stepped it up a notch when it comes to their filters so you can easily edit your photos straight in the Instagram app however there are some amazing apps for editing your photos outside of Instagram. Our favourites are Picfx and Afterlight but let me know if you’d like a full post on our favourite editing apps for Instagram pictures? When uploading try incorporating some relevant hashtags so more people see your photo!
Alot of people get a bit antsy when it comes to the their number of followers or the style of their photos but just have fun! I enjoy taking photos, playing around with editing them and then sharing with all of you – that’s what makes it such a cool app. Remember it’s just a bit of fun and nobody cares if you’re ‘instafamous’ or not.
What are your top tips for taking an awesome Instagram photo?
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