Sharing photos on Instagram? Share the better photos with these easy Instagram photo tips.
Hip to Be Square
Instagram uses a square format for photos. When taking photos through the Instagram app, a square format will automatically used for the photo. However, if you use a photo from your photo library, it will have to be cropped before uploading. You can minimize this if you remember to change the aspect ratio of the photo before taking the photo. This will also make it easier for you to compose a photo that is appealing in a square shape.
Especially for Instagram, where you have only the barest basics of editing tools, composition is your strongest tool for a great image. Take a moment to really think about your photo composition before tapping the shutter button. Remember your composition rules like the rule of thirds and leading lines to help strengthen your photos.
Don’t avoid the filters if you use Instagram. Make the best use of them by picking subjects that respond well to the style of Instagram filters. Gritty urban settings, close ups of food, and outdoor scenes work particularly well with most Instagram filters.
Keep it Simple
There isn’t a lot of room in an Instagram size photo, don’t overload your space. Keep it simple and try not to include a lot of items in the frame.
Embrace the Bokeh
An option in Instagram, in addition to regular filters, is a focus shape. Apply these focus circles to your image to blur everything but your main subject to help the subject really pop and add dramatic interest to the scene.