Quick Tips On How To Take Instagram-worthy Photos

Sunday, May 22, 2016

There’s no denying that Instagram is now the whopper of photo sharing on social media and knowing the fact that it is used by billions of people worldwide, there are gazillions of eyeballs that will stumble across your feed looking at your photos! Maybe it’s time you consider to hype up your insta-game and have a stunning Instagram feed.
Here are some few quick tips on how to have Insta-worthy photos:
1. Look for natural LIGHTING

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Lighting is very essential when taking photos. Natural light will always yield a beautiful, clear, and sharp photo. Avoid taking shots on dimly lit areas because it will make your photos look grainy and shaky. However, if you find the need to take photos at night, be sure to look for a good lighting. 


2. Utilize whatever is around you as PROPS

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This is just optional because it’s not always we can grab nor find something around to use as instant props. But, it could actually be anything! Like my photo above, I just used an old map plus some bits and pieces from an old Christmas tree. Be warned: too much props can also ruin your photos, so just keep it simple. 
3. Mind the COMPOSITION

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Composition is also a vital factor for any photo. Make sure there are no unnecessary distraction on the background. A rule of thumb: use the rule-of-thirds. Compose your main subject on the right, left, or center. The center is usually the easiest to do. Don’t be scared to play around with the angles.
4. It’s all about the ANGLE 

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Don’t be shy to take lots of photos of your main subject in different angles so you could get to choose the perfect shot in the end. So what if people are staring at you while you’re standing up so you can capture the whole table from a top-down perspective? Food photos are best taken from the side or top view. Aim for the goal of achieving an insta-worthy shot!
5. Have fun with FILTERS

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Filters play a very very very important role in achieving an Insta-worthy photo. Believe me when I say that the App Store (iOS) and Play Store (Android) is bursting with photo-editing apps that will make your photos look more stunning. Take for example this free minimalist app that I personally use-VSCO Cam. This app is popular among artsy types for good reason. You can enhance, modify, and play with your photos with the variety of filters to choose from! I recommend the HB, C, and A series. Buuut, don’t overdo it or else your photos would look super faded and unnatural. If you’re looking for inspirations, you can join the VSCO community and check out other people’s cool snap shots!
To top it off, all thanks to Globe Telecom's newest postpaid plan, myLIFESTYLE Plan (which comes with the basic unli-call and unli-text features), Instagram-gaming gets even better! Lifestyle packs of the new plan include the Photo Lifestyle Pack that includes unlimited access to Instagram, Photogrid, Photo-repost, and Instasize fit for worry-free photo blogging and Instagram-ing! Woot! Woot!
It’s about time you put what you’ve read into action, right? Use these quick simple tips in capturing better Instagram photos. Just remember: FLAP (filter-lighting-angle-props). Happy Snapping, folks!
All photos are from James Tubeo’s Instagram

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