How You Can Make Your Instagram​ Pictures Look Premium

Classic Travel Image, Keeping it Simple

With 95 million posts a day posted on Instagram, this is a great question. What are you taking images for? If it’s for commercial purposes find a specialist photographer who understands your product ( Food, Fashion for example ).

They should produce a really top notch image with proper lighting and editing. The image below shows the use of controlled studio lighting.

For personal images, there is such an array of affordable equipment on the market as well as editing suits on the market, including smartphones, as you know.

Rule of 2/3rds

Use the rule of 2/3rds and go high as well as low. Tilt your camera slightly to get dynamic portraits. This leads the viewer to the subject and creates interest and intrigue.

When taking portraits always focus on the subjects eyes and engage to evoke a mood or reaction. Use soft ambient light. Bright sunshine can be your enemy.

This image demonstrates the importance of focusing on the eyes. They portray the subjects feelings. Everything falls into place.

You can see how he stands out with the use of a simple natural background, cluttered backgrounds are distracting.

Use hand held reflectors to soften the light, especially on portraits.

Hand held reflectors

Post regular images, for example beauty products with you in them, but don’t suddenly put a cat in there!

Images for Instagram need to be square 1080pxls x 1350pxls. Ratio:4:5. You can set your settings on your camera to square.

Editing tools: ( Try not to over use )

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Lightroom

Hope these few tips help. DM me if you want more help.

Good luck and remember, Have Fun !

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POST the best six images using natural light ( Ambient Light )

Published by Nick Vereker

Hi, I am a business coach, concentrating on the photography side of social media. I do one to one coaching and groups which are tailor-made to your requirements. I have been and still am, part-time a travel photographer, practising throughout Asia as well as teaching English. I am a qualified coach and have completed a diploma course in Social Media Marketing. I am looking forward to sharing this knowledge with you and helping you move your business to the next level.

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