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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96 thoughts on “Take Instagram Photos that WOW”
This post is sooo good! I need to order all of that off amazon 🙂 my marble slab is too small so that’ll be way better
Awesome tips!! I really enjoyed watching the video, it’s something I want to do!
Glad it was helpful!
Such great tips babe, I love posting bright and clear inst photos!
Great tips Rachel! I have a couple of foam boards that I’ve used for some flat lays but I need to get some variety in the backgrounds.
The tips are great! I have only recently put more thought into what I’m posting but don’t really have a clear concept yet.
It takes some time to refine for sure! I went through a few phases
I’m taking a photography class right now and we’re learning about rule of thirds! Great post!
Kayla | kaylablogs.com
Oh no way! that’s so cool!
This is such a great post! I LOVE my marble vinyl adhesive but I haven’t been able to find rustic wood ones. 🙁 Thanks for the amazing tips x
They have them in the link above I think! The people that make the marble one I linked do a wood one too!
Your photos are beautiful! You are amazing at taking them – so inspiring
You are KILLING it on Instagram lately! I love these tips!! I really need to start using some of them.
Awe thank you!
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