Make sure to always keep your HDR on regardless of what sort of photo you’re taking. Forget the flash! HDR will literally be a LIFESAVER when it comes to photographing things in dark lighting.
3. Filter, filter, filter!
Don’t underestimate the difference a good filter makes on your pictures, you’d be surprised as to what wonders it can work! My go-to app when it comes to picking filters is VSCO, it has an extremely wide selection of FREE filters that’ll help you spice up your pictures.
4. Focus on your feed: A team is only as strong as its weakest member! Make sure all your photos stick to one theme and compliment each other. If you don’t have/don’t know how to start your theme don’t worry, it’s a lot easier than it looks. Stick to certain colors or filters to get started and don’t be afraid to check out other people's Instagrams to get inspiration.
5. Cropped to perfection:
Take advantage of the fact that Instagram now allows you to post pictures that aren’t squares and use that space!
6. White space isn’t always bad: White space is actually kind of chic, it makes your feed look less cluttered (if that’s what you’re going for) and adds an element of cleanliness to it. Don’t fear it, try and work with it.
7. Captions are key: Use puns or play on words as a fun little way to engage your followers. A cool and quirky caption can often help to make a picture more meaningful.
Instagram is not the place to edit:
Let’s face it, we all know that one person that uses XX-Pro or Valencia to filter every single one of their pictures. Don’t be that person!!! Instagram filters are great but very predictable, try to only use the app to do basic things like straighten or crop pictures.
9. Backdrops are IMPORTANT:
Just because it’s not front and center doesn’t mean you can’t see it! Don’t forget that every aspect of your picture is important and your background can make a huge difference, doesn’t matter what the main focus of your photo is. Try to make sure it’s simple thus pleasing to the eye.
10. Collages are cool: Do experiment with collages but don’t overdo it. Make sure the photos compliment each other and have the same color scheme or filter because otherwise you can easily go wrong.
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