How to take a good Instagram pic

30th June, 2015


These days taking a really beautiful photo can be as simple as snapping a pic on an iPhone. I feel Instagram is about beautiful images. The kind that you’d want to put in a photo album or frame. I’m not so big on treating Instagram as a diary but more as a way to collect images that inspire me. I love fashion, I love travel and I love my family, so most of the time my subject matter will be made up of those types of images. I love capturing images on my phone all the time. I am definitely not an expert photographer but these are some tips I’ve picked up along the way.

Lighting is everything
Whether it’s a professional photo shoot or a selfie, lighting is key to getting a good shot. If you’re taking a selfie always face a window to get the most flattering light. This is why car selfies always turn out so great.

Take more than one shot
Don’t be shy about taking multiple shots. The odds are you’re going to get a shot that you’ll love.

Use the grid function on your phone
Using the grid lines on your phone can help you line up a shot. Often you’ll get a more interesting image by not having everything perfectly in the middle but slightly off centre.

Try different angles 
The flatlay shot has become really popular (a pic taken straight from above) and it just goes to show that different angles can really change the way a shot turns out. Don’t be afraid to take multiple shots from different angles as it’s the best way to get the best looking shot.

Don’t go too crazy with filters
I love a good filter as much as the next person but sometimes it can take away from the image. If you get your lighting and composition right, your photo should be ready to upload to Instagram without any extra help.

What are your best Instagram tips?

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