Jul 08, 2014
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Everyone is on Instagram.  Documenting the mundane, food, travel, kids, dogs, all that jazz.  It’s addicting looking at all of the pretty images float across your phone’s screen.  Why shouldn’t your photos be just as bright and dreamy?!?  Here are a few tips and apps you need to start improving the pics you post on your Instagram feed today!

 

Do:

Use window light as much as possible!

Get creative with angles and camera positions!

Use your phones camera app!

Move whatever it is you are photographing into better light or arrange your subject so it looks it’s best!

Use a camera phone that has (atleast) an 8mp camera!

Use a photo editing app to make your photos POP!

Take your time to avoid shaky/blurry images!

Practice!

 

Avoid:

Using flash!

Using Instagram’s dark and unflattering 70’s inspired filters!

Taking selfies in the bathroom (duh!)

Taking photos in shitty light!

 

 

You need an editing app to finish off your photos before you post them.  They are all very similar with their features, just choose the one that you like best!

Some photo editing apps you should be using to make your photos even better:

Pictapgo:  My personal favorite go-to app.  Easy to use, inspired by Photoshop actions, currently for iPhone only, $1.99

VSCO (Visual Supply Company):  Very popular app, good at saving a dark image from the trash, many cool features, Android and iPhone, Free

Photoshop Express: From the people that created Photoshop, lots of options to customize and crop, Android and iPhone, Free

Snapseed: Easy to use, similar to VSCO, Android and iPhone, Free

 

Follow me on Instagram!

@makingitwithstephany

Share your new photo skills with me!

#makingitwithstephany

 

Happy Instagraming!