Have you ever looked at someone’s Instagram feed and think, “Just how do they do that?” You probably see their followers commenting, “Feed goals,” and you think, “I wish my photos were pretty like that.”
Well, you’re not alone.
For so many people, Instagram has been a portfolio of their photographic work. It’s become more than just a place to filter your selfies with and has really become a place that people showcase their photographic skills.
Some people just click their camera once and get a great photo, but for many people, it takes more than one try. For amateurs like myself, I’ve found a quick way to accomplish getting a visually appealing photo on Instagram.
The main two things I use when I take photos are my handy dandy LED lamp and white rug from IKEA.
The white light from the LED lamp allows me to achieve great lighting, even when I’m taking pictures at night, and the white rug gives me a solid background that brings cohesiveness to all of my photos no matter where I am.
VSCO also plays a huge part of how well my photos look. It’s my favorite photo-editing app because it has so many filters and so many editing tools as well. Many of the editing options don’t over-filter photos, but merely enhances them, which is what filters are meant for.
I really suggest that you download VSCO app if you love to take photos!
So those are my secret weapons in achieving many of the my most-liked Instagram photos.
But lighting and background aside, I think what makes someone’s Instagram so appealing is when it has cohesiveness to it and that the photos really represent that person’s interests.
Instagram is my favorite social network because I don’t need to know someone to follow them– I just have to like their photos, and on Instagram, people’s photos represent their interests.
Make sure you showcase yours!
Watch the video above to see a step-by-step “behind the scenes” video of how I take my photos for Instagram!