Now that Pope Francis has joined Instagram, it’s time to discover what makes the perfect Instagram photo. Who knows, the Holy See might be watching you!
Taking the perfect Instagram photo is a mix of science and creativity. I, for one, am not the best photographer in the world, but using the tips below has helped me become a 100 times better!
Use your phone app, not Instagram, to take photos
This will ensure that you make the most of your phone’s camera, including the HDR function on your iPhone. Why? Well, it will prove particularly useful when shooting outdoors, or a place where there’s high-contrast in lighting. However, do keep in mind that you’ll need to crop your photo when posting to Instagram.
Use the drop icon to blur a part of the photo and give more focus to the subject of the photo at hand
Make sure you do this before you add a filter to your photo, or the app might miss the actual subject.
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Download a photo-editing app
Photoshop is fantastic, but if you don’t want to spend a fortune and don’t have time to learn how to use the software, there are other apps that make it easier and are completely free. Snapseed, for example, is a mobile phone app that makes it super simple to edit photos before posting them on Instagram.
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Follow @Instagram for ideas!
Instagram’s own profile uploads numerous photos on a daily basis, and they make for fantastic inspiration on what you could upload on your account. Keep in mind things like proportions, angles and subject matter!
Get yourself a Pinterest account
Pinterest isn’t just great to get ideas about what to cook next and how best to wear a scarf. It can also provide you with a clearer idea of what people who share your same interests like, thus making it easier for you to give them what they want and get more likes in the process!
Well, that’s it from my end. #latergram.
Do you have any more advice for people looking to take better Instaphotos?
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