3 Tips for Instagram-Ready Photos

Simple photography tips to up your Instagram game


We may not all admit it, but when we take photos on our phones, we usually set the frame to square to make it Instagram-ready. This form of social media is all the rage nowadays with more and more of us posting photos every day and hoping to garner likes. Need help taking the perfect Instagram photos? The next time you travel, here are three tips to consider for making sure you take the best photographs possible for Instagram. 



Use a photo-editing app

Instagram has filters and photo editing options, but if you want to upgrade your pictures, the best thing you can do is to make use of outside tools. We recommend you try free photo editing apps like VSCOcam and Snapseed. They both have a simple, easy-to-use interface. Their filters are also a lot more subtle compared to Instagram, so if you prefer something less obvious, these apps are the way to go.



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Take a variety of shots

One shot isn’t always enough, so try to take a variety of photos with different angles and positioning. If you’re lucky, you can get the shot you want right away, but most of the time, it is a matter of trial and error. Also having a lot of options allows you to see what works and what doesn’t, helping you narrow down how you should tackle the shot.




Make use of the Golden Hour

Ever wonder why people take a lot of photos at sunrise or sunset? These times are called Magic Hour or Golden Hour. It’s not exactly an hour, but these moments are when you can get the best soft and natural lighting. You can check online to calculate when these moments occur daily.


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