Sometimes it feels like you have to be a pro photographer to create a worthy Instagram feed. Bloggers like Marianna Hewitt have mastered photo styling – with every perfect post of their life, vacation… even their breakfast.
The good news? It’s easier than you think. Here are 6 tips to take blogger-inspired photos so you can post Insta-worthy photos every time!
1. LIGHTING IS EVERYTHING
If you want to take the perfect photo, then you need to find the perfect lighting. All professional photographers know it is so important if you want to get “the shot”. Your best bet is to use natural lighting.
Go outside when it is bright or open your blinds in your apartment to get as much natural light into your shot. If you like the romantic tone of golden hour photos, take your photos outside just before sunset to get that glow like @marianna_hewitt
2. FOLLOW THE RULE OF THIDS
The rule of thirds is simple method that all photographers use to balance their photos. Imagine your photo is a 3x3 grid – all you have to do is align your subject or object along one of those lines.
For example, you can centre your photo like:
Pro tip: turn on the gridlines for your iPhone camera in settings and use them to practice aligning your photos!
3. PLAY WITH FLAT LAYS
Taking photos from above, or birds-eye view, is one of the easiest shots you can take that will make you look like a pro-photographer.
Make sure you take photo in bright natural light to eliminate any shadows.
You can choose to feature one main product or arrange multiple items in the frame that complement each other. We love this shot by @sincerelyjules!
4. GET ATTENTION WITH COLOR
Your photo is just one of hundreds people scroll through (and we scroll fast, right?)!
To grow your Instagram, you need to catch people’s attention fast – and the best way to do that is with color. We love how @holliewdwrd uses neon in these photos – it really is eye catching when scrolling through the gram.
5. SIMPLE BACKGROUNDS
When your posting outfit photos or you want to be the main attraction of your photo, opt for a simple background.
Make sure your background colour compliments your outfit. We are loving @modedamour’s outfit photos – her backgrounds are simple and compliments her style.
6. EDIT LIKE A PRO
Taking your photos is the fun part – now it’s time to edit!
Pro photographers spend hours on expensive editing software to get their image just right.
Using the presets I have created, you don’t have to spend hours adjusting each image. With my presets, you can make your photos pop instantly.
I have done all the work in adjusting all the photography settings so they give your photos the same look every time. It is super easy to use and you don’t need to have the expensive photo editing software!
I also give you the step by step instructions on how to set it all up easily on your phone or desktop.