If you want to step up your Instagram game, take better photos and curate an enviable feed, who better to ask for advice than professional photographers acing the game? Which is why we've reached out to 29 Insta kings and queens and asked for foolproof tips and tricks. Their priceless advice is below.
Plan ahead, decide what you want your feed to be about.
Don't get hung up on Likes.
Use natural light.
Use your eyes before you use the lens.
Turn on the grid feature.
Draw the viewer in with a clear point of interest.
Keep an eye out for moments.
Look for strong colors, shapes and lines.
Don't be afraid to use outside apps to create desired effects.
Play with light from unexpected places.
Take advantage of burst mode.
Shoot from different angles.
Play with props.
Embrace bad weather.
Look for puddles after the rain.
White space gives your feed room to breathe.
Take advantage of the newly-added portrait mode.
Add more elements for scale.
Look for layers.
Use patches of light to your advantage.
Stay out when the sun goes down.
Get physically close to your subjects.
Accessorize your phone.
Get a waterproof case.
Keep your edits simple.
Practice, practice, practice.
Aim for quality over quantity.
Keep your Instagram feed consistent.
The best captions encourage people to engage.
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