How To Take Great Instagram Photos

By Feb 24, 20175 Comments

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Capturing good Instagram photos with your phone is not as hard as it seems! You do not have to be a professional photographer in order to be able to create beautiful images that will make people rave about your Instagram feed and want to stay in touch by becoming trusted Instagram followers. As a Washington DC wedding photographer, here are my top three tips for taking better pictures for Instagram!

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How To Take Great Instagram Photos

1. Clean Background

This is, perhaps, the most important tip you can implement right away and see a difference. Distracting backgrounds tend to shift the focus away from your subject, whereas, uniform backgrounds make for a more clean image. Personally, I love using neutral backdrops for my photos, but there are many photography background options out there that you can choose from.

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2. Lighting

In order for me to achieve the light and airy look I am going for in my Instagram feed, I make sure to photograph in natural light as much as possible. I usually style my products near a window so that my images are always nice and bright.

Use the natural light from a window to get bright, beautiful Instagram photos.

When necessary, I use a reflector (this can be as simple as using an envelope or a white piece of paper) on the side that has shadows, just to soften the dark spots a little bit.

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3. Rule Of Odds

Studies have shown that things look more aesthetically pleasing when  grouped in three (or odd numbers). Meaning, photos that showcase an odd number of items are more appealing to your viewers. So when you’re staging your pictures, try using an odd number of products to highlight.

Use an odd number of objects when photographing wedding jewelry and accessories.

Are you implementing these tips already? Let us know how they are working for you!
Do you have more tips to add to the list? Share them in the comments below.

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About Alina Thomas

Alina is a Northern Virginia wedding photographer based out of Leesburg, VA. She has a passion for arts and design, and strives to express it through her work. She is creative at heart and loves nothing more than sharing her knowledge in photography with other Virginia wedding photographers on her blog each week. Alina loves being a new mom to her first-born and spending time with her husband who helps her run her businesses. Please feel free to follow her on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Google+.