Instagram has become the favorite social network of many — and not just for teens or Millennials. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center, 32% of online adults use Instagram — up 5% from the previous year. Compare that, for example, to 24% on Twitter.
Lighting is key — like any form of photography, no amount of filtering or app-editing will save a photo that’s poorly lit. Natural light always reads better, so if you’re outdoors, early morning, late afternoon and overcast days are prime times for shooting.
A good photo has a clear point of interest, whether that’s a person in the foreground or a landscape with leading lines that draw the viewer’s eye into the image. Great photos have multiple points of interest without feeling cluttered. Try and shoot photos that tell a story about the person or place. Another handy tip is to practice in a mirror so you know which poses work best for each outfit. Try to remember the poses that make you look and feel your best. Learn your best sides and most flattering angles.
Anyone can start posting on Instagram in hopes to gain loads of followers, but there’s a huge gap between high-quality content and those unfocused, shaky camera snaps from your holiday. Poor quality posts simply won’t cut it anymore, the competition is fierce so you really do need to up your game and get your pictures on point. Don’t just rely on your phone camera, use additional editing tools to perfect your posts, and most importantly get creative.
There are millions of Insta-famous accounts out there and one thing you’ll find the best accounts are those that showcase their personality through their Instagram, and that’s what helped them break away from the crowd and gain popularity. Authenticity and originality are key ingredients for you to shine, so let your personality show with your posts.
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