With over twohundredmillion users who actively post, like and comment, Instagram has changed the way we share food, fashion and all things fabulous. Your profile can speak volumes about your personality and preferences so needless to say; it is absolutely critical that your Instagram photography is nothing short of perfect. These five tips will boost your photography skills and rake in followers like never before.De nada!
Shoot With A Square In Mind
The first step to winning the Instagram game is to capture moments with a square in mind. Without extending your imagination to see this shape, you will find that your photographs appear lackluster and boring after cropping them to shape. If you are shooting your subject from a short distance, ensure that you leave enough room for cropping and positioning. If you want to up your Instagram game, you must start seeing the world in squares.
Lighting Is Key
Ladies, trust us when we say that lighting can make or break your photographs. We absolutely love the softness that comes with natural light and try to use the flash of our phones as little as possible. iPhone users have the added benefit of playing with the lighting by adjusting the focus of the camera - simply tap on the screen and you will find that the camera focuses on this point. Intelligent use of lighting can really take your photography to the next level.
Stay Away From The Instagram Camera
While the application does grant its own access to the camera, you are much better off using theoriginal camera application on your cellular device and then importing the photographs into Instagram at the time of positing. Not only does this allow you to shoot in slow motion and zoom as you please; it also leads to markedly superior photographs.
Playing with depth and distance can make your photographs come alive like nothing else. Unfortunately, most phone cameras seem to capture more than we wish they would and these background elements often detract from the subject we are focusing on. Do not be afraid to move in closer and photograph an object from a short distance. This works especially well in bringing out the details of flowers, jewelry, exquisite culinary dishes and more.
Experiment With Applications
While Instagram provides you with a host of filters to choose from (we are head-over-heels in love with Valencia), a combination of one or more filters can often achieve superb results. Better yet, play around with applications like Afterlight and VSCO Cam which offer more sophisticated editing options with simple interfaces.Do not hesitate to add quirky frames, funny captions and other graphic elements to bring out the essence of your picture! Play around with different permutations until you discover your signature style.
If you are looking on how to snap a better selfie, read How To Take The Best Selfie and the handy tips will help you up the ante when it comes to the art of selfies. What are you waiting for, girls? Start capturing, squaring and editing!