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4 Photography Tips for the Wannabe Instagram Pro

| Bianca Nucaro |

4 Photography Tips for the Wannabe Instagram Pro

With the advent of social media, photography has become more mainstream than ever and public interest seems to be at an all-time high. If you’re anything like me when I started, you are probably wondering why you are unable to capture gorgeous, high-quality shots. The truth is that most of these photos often require a great deal of effort and expertise, but just like everything in life, there is always room for improvement, all it takes is just some level of effort.

 With that being said, here are some tips and tricks to help step your game up if you’re a beginner photographer try your hand in photography or if you just want to take better photos for your Instagram. 

1) Be Confident

The first obstacle you must overcome is a lack of confidence. Photography is a learning process and you will only get better the more you try. So be confident and don’t be afraid to fail, there are only lessons to be learned. 

The greatest thing about digital photography is that you can take as many photos as you want! To use the unlimited options to your advantage! When I first started taking photos I would take bursts of 5 images, then review them and tweak to make it better!

2) Be LIT

Unless you live under a rock, you must have heard the word “Lit” being used to address something amazing and if you want your photos to be Lit, pay attention to Lighting. Lighting is one of those things that could make a break or good shot, so next time you’re taking photos ensure that you have adequate lighting.

Some ways that you can have good lighting is to be aware of:

  • Where the light is located (Behind you? In front of you?) – Ideally you would want the subject of the photo to have light in front of them. Unless you are looking for a silhouette image, having the lighting in front is best.
  • Natural Vs. Artificial – Natural light is really great for when you are just starting out. Going outdoors, or in a well-lit area of your home is guaranteed to increase your photo quality. When working with artificial lighting, its best to be mindful of the colour tones that the light brings. Is the light making the subject in the photo look yellow? blue? neutral? Try to avoid lighting that is too yellow. It will make your subject look a bit green, which isn’t ideal.

3) Angles

Try different Angles: They say it’s always good to sit and look at life from a different angle, so why not apply that concept to your photography. Capturing photos from different angles is a good way to add a bit of energy to seemingly boring subjects and will help add uniqueness to your work.

Here are some examples of how you can use angles in your photography work:

As you can see from these photos, changing the angle can make a big difference, and create some unique images. Your supposed to show people how you see the world through your images, so changing your angle can be an easy way to do that.

4) Be yourself

Photography is a thing of passion and the more immersed in it you are, the better you will get. Every individual has a unique perspective, so go out there, be creative and have fun. Live your best life!

Over time you will develop your own unique style, and this will help you in your creative endeavors. Don’t be afraid of experimenting, being different, and trying something unique. Photography is meant to be fun after all!

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