Archive Post: This post was originally published on May 12th, 2016.
In case you missed last weeks post, I shared 2 of my favorite apps for growing my following on Instagram by 600% in 30 days. The response was so overwhelming that I decided to write a follow-up post!
The most common question I got was:
“but how do I take Instagram-worthy photos”?
So this week I wanted to answer that question in detail:
1. Keep it simple. Think about the Instagram profiles you love they all usually have one main focus and a fairly neutral background.
So even though you may not have the best home office, or beach, or mountain to be your backdrop… you can still have a pretty awesome Instagram picture.
How can you achieve the above look?
FOAM BOARDS. Yep, remember back to middle school days where you would pick up a foam board for a school project? It’s time to get those again! You can pick up this nifty pack of 10 foam boards on Amazon… you might be wondering why I suggest 10… stick with me on this… so you know those super luxe photos you probably drool over:
Well what if I told you, you could make that happen for under $10?!? That’s right! You can pick up textured vinyl adhesives to stick on the foam boards and create an entirely different look. They come in marble, rustic wood, and white wood! How cool?!?
2. Use the “Rule of Thirds”. In photography there is something called the Rule of Thirds. You probably have seen the gridlines at some point while taking a photo (if not, get out your Iphone, go to settings, then to photos and camera, scroll down until you see grid, and switch it on)… well that grid helps you with the rule of thirds, see how it the frame is broken down into 9 sections? or 3rds? The goals with the rule of thirds is to have your main focus point/subject at the intersection of 2 or 3 points, rather than just centering the photo.
It makes the photo more interesting and engaging, as opposed it just being centered or really far off center.
3. A DIY Lightbox! Cheap and easy!
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