Sometimes it can be hard to get your Instagram photo just right… To save you from pulling your hair out, we’ve compiled an 8-step guide to taking the perfect Instagram photo. You can also get inspiration for your photos by checking out what our Influencers are doing.
1. Use the right stuff
2. Find the right time
Think about the time of day for optimal natural brightness to show your subject in its best light (excuse the pun). Don’t forget you can play around with light, contrast and saturation later on.
3. Capture the right thing
Be aware of your surroundings, check nothing strange or unsightly has crept its way into the background of the picture you’re taking. The classic is that selfie taken in the bathroom where all manner of things are reflected in your mirror… So make sure to have a quick (if localised) tidy up.
4. Check your angle
Make sure you capture whatever it is from just the right height/distance/angle, and get the best possible shot.
Make sure your photo has one clear focal point, so as not to confuse or irritate anyone looking at the photo.
6. Sort it out
Once you have the image, it’s important to scale, straighten and crop it to do it justice. A wonky picture is not the one.
7. Use the right filter
Get it on Instagram, and filter it up. Your photo will appreciate a decent filter, so take your time and make the right decision.
8. Caption, caption, caption
A great pic with a bad caption is like Prince Charming with bad breath: Not sexy! So get creative and be memorable.
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