March 27, 2016

How to take the best Instagram photos




Hello!

I've been really into Instagram ( namelessgap ), lately, I've been taking lots of pictures and trying ( and i say trying because it just isn't perfect) to have a theme. Although I'm no expert I've noticed a few things that always make my pictures look a little bit better.


Natural lighting: I can not stress enough how important this is. I always, always, always take my pictures in front of a huge window in my room where i know I'm gonna get a lot of natural light. I've noticed that the best time to take pictures is the morning as the sun is positioned very high in the sky. Taking pictures with artificial lighting such as lamps can make your photo look yellow and grainy.

Focus: When i take Instagram pictures with my phone I like to not only focus the camera on the most important object, but also i discovered something that honestly made a huge difference, when you've focused the photo press on the focus point and what this will do is lock it so even if you move your phone the picture will stay focused where you want it to.


Camera grid: This is something that i don't always use but when i do i find very useful. These are straight lines that help you make sure your photo is straight.

Background: I like very bright and clean images, that's why i like to take my photos on a white surface that will not only make sure i accomplish that but also will not distract people from the object that is being photographed.



Composition and props : When i'm taking pictures i like to play around with everything that i want to take the picture of, i like to move things around, change the layout untill i like how it looks. Another thing that makes my pictures look better are props, i always use the to decorate so even if i'm taking a picture of a product it wont look boring.

Take lots of pictures: My pictures never look good the first time i take them, i have to take tons of them just to get on i like. All these pictures are taking from different angles or different layout. Take as many pictures as you can until you are satisfied with the result.

Edit: This is the last thing i do to my pictures before posting them. I change the brightness, the exposure, etc... but i could do another post about it.


41 comments:

  1. Great tips and advice! Your Instagram pictures are lovely! Natural lightning is so important to taking bright and fresh photos xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. That's great advice, Paula. I recommend you keep them simple, as well. There has to be only ONE thing to focus people attention in each photo. Eliminate every distraction to keep them looking where you want them to look to.

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    1. Thank you! That's great advice too :)

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  3. So helpful! I'm also trying to start a theme! x
    www.blossomofhope.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Having a theme is fun but it's quite hard to have all your pictures match perfectly haha

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  4. Really good tips, thank you :) I am still practicing on composition and props, but love playing around with editing images!

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  5. These are some great tips! Thanks for sharing :)

    www.anacelinelabod.com

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  6. great tips, i love your photos:) xx

    emjbarker.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I LOVE YOUR FEED! x
    Morgan | www.justmorgs.com

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  8. Great tip about focus! I never remember to do that!

    She Likes to Shop

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  9. I love these tips! I totally agree with using props! I have a lot of sunlight in my room but somehow it doesn't help my photos at all...

    Be | lovefrombe

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    1. Thank you! Oh that must be annoying! :/

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  10. Great tips! Natural lighting is so so so important, and I will never post the first picture I take (I like to take a few slightly different ones then pick the best). I really need to start posting more on Instagram actually...

    Hannah xx
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    1. Thank you! I admire people who take one picture and then post it! I find it so diffucult!

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  11. great tips dear! follow on insta? x
    http://www.therunwhy.com/

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  12. love your pictures and such good tips! I try so hard to have a theme but I am useless!

    http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Erin! Having a theme is quite hard isn't it?

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  13. Great tips, your photos are so nice! Now a follower on Instagram :) xx

    books-and-memories.blogspot.com

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  14. your photos look absolutely amazing girl! thanks for the tips (:

    Life in Pastel

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  15. Love your photos, they definitely have a soft and simple theme going on :) Awesome tips as well!

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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  16. Great tips lovely and a great post :) xxx

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  17. Your photos are beautiful, thanks for sharing your tips :) x

    Holly ∣ Closingwinter

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  18. your instagram is beautiful. i love the clean backgrounds.


    loovelle.blogspot.com

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  19. Your Instagram is really nice, I love your style! I definitely should start using the grid lines more.

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. Thank you! They're really useful :)

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  20. Natural Lighting is always the best way to go. I end up taking so many different angles of one picture until i am happy.
    Emmy | Emmys Beauty Cave | Bloglovin

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    1. Same! I just never Luke the first picture I take aha

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  21. Good tips!
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