Instagram seems easy enough to use. All you have to do is to snap a photo then post, no? I guess it is, but if you want it to be more than just a photo-sharing app and get a higher engagement with your Instagram community by posting more visually-interesting content, here are 15 Instagram Tips and Tricks from other Instagrammers that rock it. Pretty useful especially for those just getting started on IG!
Thanks for sharing them with me when I asked on this post! xox
1. Colour, Contrast and Crop - essential to great IG shots! - @reginamoo
2. Always go close to the subject so the distracting background can be cropped out of the frame. And do use one of the filters to add mood or enhancement to the photo :) - @mylollipopdays
3. Use an external photo edit app to clean up the photo before posting on IG, people are drawn to nice photos.- @isaiahkuan
4. There's a lot of good photo-editing apps out there but try not to over-process and let the picture speak for itself - @myvintagebaby
5. Take as many photos as you can and go through them later to choose the ones you want to load on IG. When I am out and about in the moment, especially with Mia, I don't like to fiddle around adding filters and such so I often snap a quick one and post, then later on I go through and pick one or two to play around with and edit before I upload later. Means you still get to share stuff on IG without having to miss out on what you were actually doing at the time! @kyl21z
6. Take images a little off centre, on an angle as this can sometimes enhance a filter's effect - @emilyhavealaugh
7. When taking a photo that you will want to post on Instagram, make it wider than normal since you will be cropping it into a square. - @geraldineguo
8. Use hashtags, this way your photos can be seen by others who like the same things like you like. - @susankoh
9. Photos come out best from a phone when you take them vertically rather than horizontally.
Also, leave plenty of space around the subject you're taking a photo of so that when you frame it on IG, you can get a better close up :) - @_withsomegrace
10. You can use the blur tool to blur out items in the photo so that the main thing is in focus only! - @whit3dot
11. Remember that instagram crops to the pic along the shortest edge of the photo. As a result, I find it easier to take pics in portrait than landscape. - @mummybean
12. I use bokeh as a tool to shift focus on the particular in my pic. Caption is very impt too! - @sherbetgal
13. When taking photos of food, sometimes it is better to take a long shot and with minimal filter effects than a closeup. Some food just doesn't look very pleasing up close or digitally enhanced.- @motherofxander
14. For black and white shots, try running the picture twice through the filter to increase contrast, for sharper BW pictures! :) - @justtey
15. Use filters to create the mood of the photo that you want to express. - @jolin82
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