How To Take Better Instagram Photos Using Your Phone

Hi friends! I get a lot of questions from people wanting to up their photo game on Instagram. For anyone looking to curate a nice looking feed these tips will be essential!

1. Lighting is everything

Lighting is sooo important! Personally I take my best photos when I have some cloud cover and when I am in a slightly shaded area. This can be tricky because you don’t want any weird shadows. Usually in these kinds of lighting my preset looks amazing. I also try to only use natural light.

2. Presets are a game changer

I use Lightroom to edit my photos. I also have a ton of different presets but I use one to make my feed look cohesive. Etsy has a ton of cheap ones if you are starting out. You can also support other bloggers and purchase their presets!

3. Plan out posts-

I personally don’t do this too much. What I do is look at the photos and make sure they will look good next to each other. I’ve posted things and had to delete them because they threw off my whole feed.

4. Clean your camera-

This may seem silly but I can’t tell you how many times my photo hasn’t turned out as crisp because of this!

5. Props!

Depending on what niche you are in these could be a total game changer! If you do flat lays having a really nice background can really up the quality of the photo.

6. Locations

I personally like to see a variety of locations on someone’s feed. I think it makes it look eye catching and interesting!

7. Don’t be too hard on yourself

I am my biggest critic. I will stare at my feed and analyze it and drive myself crazy with the way it looks. It’s not always going to be perfect but that’s totally okay!!

I hope some of these tips were helpful to you. I plan on posting more content all about Instagram and influencing!

Xoxo, Chloe

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