Having revolutionized photography since its launch in 2010, Instagram has millions of photographs shared on it every day.
You, therefore, need to give your images a competitive edge by improving your photography for you to get more likes and followers.
Below are the ten proven tips to help you achieve mind-blowing Instagram photography.
10 Tips for Improving Your Instagram Photography
Good Instagram Photos Require Planning
Careful planning will allow you to capture incredible photos. Focus on the location, the lighting and the angles you will use as you prepare for your shooting. Think through the process and even experiment before the shoot. The result is always perfectly timed crowd-moving images.
Take A lot of Photos
Every professional photographer knows that a perfect shot never comes from a single shot. You will need to take many shots and then select the best photo for posting. Shoot several frames of the same thing which comes in handy especially for action photos. This strategy never disappoints.
Hold Your Phone Horizontally
Instead of holding your phone in the usual way, turn it into the horizontal position and take the shot. It not only prevents problems during cropping as you post but also during editing when you want to give your images a boost.
Try Third Party Editing Apps
Editing does the magic you see in most amazing photos you see posted. You can also turn your images into extreme artistic impressions using third-party apps like Snapspeed, Afterlight, Anticrop, VSCO cam, Clone tool and other apps.
Smartly Use Hashtags
Hashtags make your posts fun, creative and also allow them to be found through searches. However, if overdone, your posts will look spammy. Select a cool hashtag or create one for yourself that best describes what you want to communicate and stick to it as opposed to too many hashtags.
Try Connecting with the Community
Go a step further and connect with people who have the same interests as you. The community will hugely boost your Instagram photography through inspiring you and helping you discover skills. You can join an Instameet or even host one.
If you can master lighting in your photography, you transcend to a whole new level. Try the golden hour when the sun is rising or setting for breathtaking photographs. Try color blocking by shooting against the sun or focus on reflections on water or shiny surfaces for outstanding images.
For you to achieve unique images that will trend on Instagram, try going the unconventional way. For instance, a shot at an unconventional angle or a particular zoom grabs attention and will lead people to your timeline. A Theme You will need to come up with your style and stick to it. Don’t just post any photo, find a niche and focus on it. Let the colour, editing, patterns and everything else in your posted photos match. It’s time to give more attention to your theme and let it govern every photo you take.
Finally, as also advised in Cameraseals, keep your photos high quality. Never compromise on this feature and you will never go wrong. Go ahead and now take your Instagram photography to the next level. Remember to have fun while at it as you bring your artistic side to life.
Hi, I’m George. I have been a camera enthusiast from 2008. Cameraseals is my personal blog where I share most of my interests and experiences from using cameras.
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