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How to take great Instagram pictures

How to take great Instagram pictures

Hi! Some more tips about my favorite social platform Instagram today! I really wanted to talk about how you can take great shots for your Instagram page, photography wise. I always keep these five tips in mind. They really work for me and hopefully they work for you too!

1. Don’t use the Instagram app to take the picture
The main reason for not using the app to take the picture is because it doesn’t have the same function your IPhone camera has, like: zooming, the grid to align your images perfectly, adjusting the brightness and burst. If you haven’t discovered these functions already, Google them NOW! They are great :). If you’re not an IPhone-user Google anyway, yours probably also has a few functions you never knew existed.

2. Learn to see things from a new perspective.
Although you may think some things aren’t so photogenic, just try capturing them anyways. You might be amazed how sometimes the smallest details can look awesome on Instagram. Think: the sky, an earring, the houses in your street or a bouquet of roses. Sometimes photographing the same thing can also help you evolve. You will learn new tricks to make some things look even cuter or cooler on screen. It’s all about practice; we’ve all started at some point and got better at it by time.

3. Think about composition!
Don’t just automatically put the subject in the middle of your frame. This can create a ‘boring’ image with no sense of energy. Try new things, like putting the subject in the corner of the frame and also try different angles (above, side, etc.). What I always like to do it to take a few variations of shots in order to see which pic is the coolest.

4. Be different, don’t just follow trends
As a blogger it is really important to show your own style. There are usually a few insta-trends happening, which can be cool – but also difficult to bounce back from. For instance if you are doing the minimalistic thing it will take you quite a few weeks to make a transparent transition to more colorful pictures. Most important is that you think, before you actually do (gosh, I sound like your mum!) and always ask yourself: is this my style?

5. Take multiple shots
I briefly mentioned this one in number 3 and I think it can help you out a lot. Taking different shots in different angles can help you create the perfect pic. Also if you’re the subject of the picture, you should always try a few different poses and see what works and what not. I also like to take the pictures in different forms: full shot, half shot, close shot, detail etc.

If you were looking for different tips, you can always check out part one, part two or part three of my list of tips on Instagram.


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    February 23, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    I’m in awe of you gaining 45k followers in only 6 months. I’ve been plugging away for 2 and a half years and only have 500 Do you have any other tips for people finding you??

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      February 24, 2016 at 9:12 am

      I was wondering the same thing! I’m also on Instagram for years now and have almost 500 followers lol.

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    Rosie von Waldherr
    February 23, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    I love this post! Instagram is the thing I struggle the most, picture-wise. I see so many cool instagram photos that are amazing and I always felt they were so hard to take.. =D

    Rosie’s Life

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    February 23, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Great tips!

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    Alina Befu
    February 23, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Useful tips! The instagram plugin on your website is not working properly. It says: user was not found.

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    February 23, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Thanks for the tips – I’m not a natural photographer and really struggling to optimise and create a good Instagram feed. Need to get more creative with composition and angles!!

    Yasmin xx

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    caroline c* Winters Tale Blog
    February 23, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Love it . Thanks for the great tips :)

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    February 23, 2016 at 10:25 am

    Yaaaas I love it!

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    Fleur Sophia
    February 23, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Hele fijne tips! Ik hou echt van Instagram en het is dan ook tegenwoordig mijn favoriete platform!

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    February 23, 2016 at 7:56 am

    Great tips!! I need to try this sometime but my iphone can’t take pictures anymore because it’s always full..

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