Every day thousands of photos are being uploaded on Instagram. Some of the pictures shared are humorous memes, videos, and ads; but most of it is personal pictures.
As you browse your feed, you probably envy it and wonder how they produce such picture-perfect photographs.
Some people thought that it’s all because of the camera that the photographer used. If you guess the same, you are actually both right and wrong.
You are right because the camera is the main tool. If you use a camera with high-end specifications and features, you will have a higher chance to produce picture-perfect photos.
But also you are wrong because the camera wouldn’t function properly if you don’t know how to use it.
So before you spend hundreds of dollars in a camera, it’s best to learn the basics. This will not only help you capture picture-perfect photographs but also in choosing the right camera to buy, George from Cameraseals can help you with that (https://cameraseals.com/top-5-cameras-for-your-instagram-feed-2017/).
But if you already purchased one, here are 4 tips on how to take picture-perfect Instagram photos. Or consider getting a Wi-Fi trail camera, it should be handy and useful for you to use!
1. Portrait vs. Landscape Mode
There are two modes in taking a picture-perfect photograph, portrait and landscape. From the name itself, portrait mode is used in capturing people’s faces; while landscape mode is more on taking wide spaces.
But not because they are designed for a specific purpose, it automatically means that they are limited to that function. Their function has been changed as technology evolves. A good example of this is the portrait mode.
Instagram added a focus lens feature on their ‘Stories’. This is advantageous for mobile camera users because they can now take a close-up photo while creating a beautiful bokeh on the background at the same time.
2. Make your subject stand out
Every detail on the photograph is important. But you have to ensure that your subject will always have the main spotlight. You can do this by choosing an appropriate background.
Take the photo above as an example. The photographer highlights the model by choosing a plain background. So whenever you are shooting make sure that the background doesn’t consist of any elements that don’t complement with your subject – bold colours or striking patterns. These elements will only misdirect your viewers’ attention.
To keep your viewers’ attention on track, use a simple background or any background that will complement your subject.
3. Light Please!
Light is the most important element in photography. Whether there is too much light or less, it will still be both useless because you can’t see anything good.
The best way to get your picture-perfect photos is to know the right position. If you are taking outdoor photos, you have to choose a position where you can get enough natural light. Natural light is the best source because it gives colours and clarity.
While if you are taking indoor photos, or at night setting, it’s ideal for you to purchase reliable lighting equipment.
4. Wait for the right time to shoot
Just like what we’ve mentioned in number 3, light is an important element. So for you to get the right amount of natural light, you must know the exact time that it emerges.
- Morning light adds a fresh-looking finishing to your subject.
- Afternoon light produces an autumn-like appeal to your subject.
- The ‘Golden Hour’ is the most favourite as this adds a golden glow to your subject.
- The night is the most difficult time to shoot. The key to success in photo shooting at night is to experiment with different angles. This will help you see the best shot where your subject stands out.
There are no magic formulas in producing picture-perfect Instagram photos. You just need to practice more and get creative at the same time! You can get creative by adding colours, humorous details, and patterns to your subject or background.
The 4 tips above can help you as you start your journey but if you are not satisfied, you can always look for more. Or better yet, create your own style. Just always remember to make your message clear.
If ever you are going to invest in a good camera, make sure you will take all the time you need to understand its feature and specifications.