If you’re like me, you’re more than just a little bit addicted to Instagram . You also know that some photos really stand out among the thousands taken through the app. And as we are here to make your life better, more beautiful and more practical, let’s give you some tips for taking better photos on Instagram
Start with a clean image
Instead of taking your photos from Instagram, take the original photo with the camera on your phone. By taking your photos with the native application of your phone, you’ll be able to keep a completely pristine photo just in case you find it better. This will free you to try all kinds of different effects. You’ll also be able to zoom in and select parts of the photo, while Instagram itself does not offer you that flexibility.
Before importing your photos to Instagram, try adjusting them with another photo-editing application first. There are a ton of photo editing apps, but some of our favorites have a lot more built-in options, offering a variety of interesting effects, allowing you to create collages and help you merge photos into a single panoramic image. Some of our favorite apps are: Camera +, Snapseed, 100 cameras in 1, Dynamic Light, Diptic and AutoStitch Panorama.
Use multiple layers
Here’s how to double or triple your filters within Instagram. modifying your photos even more. Here’s how to do it very easily:
- Import your raw photo into Instagram;
- Apply a filter of your choice;
- Minimize the filter options bar with the arrow in the lower right corner;
- Take a screenshot (press the power button and home button at the same time);
- Click the x to cancel editing and return to the home screen to choose another photo;
- Import the image, which will have the filter you have already applied;
- Add another filter;
- Repeat until you find the right combination.
Repent and reformulate
When taking pictures you will import into Instagram, try to look at the world as a square. Once you take the picture, try taking it again from another angle – hold the camera above your head or at a lower angle. Your target may look very different when taken from an unusual angle.
Detect the small details
Yes, the whole target is wonderful. Take a large photo of the object in its entirety to capture the moment, but then take another from where you can capture only a small detail. Think of tiny details, perfect hands, beautiful shoes or a pretty necklace.
Put it all together
Surely it will take a little longer to take your photos until it improves, but by trying some or all of these useful tips, your photos will surely stand out in the middle of so many others. Over time too, you will realize the importance of lighting, focus and other photographic skills you never thought you had before.