4 Secrets to Capturing & Editing Your Insta-Worthy Adventures
You've probably realized by now that having a pretty Instagram is harder than you could have ever imaged. You want it, your heart is in it, you try so hard but when you capture the beauty around you to share with your followers and your photos always come out less than exciting to say the least. I've been there, i've done that and to be honest, I am still trying to suss out all the kinks and perfect this cultural art. But being a professional photographer gives me a little bit of a leg up and I am so excited to share my secrets with you!
2)Composition: Symmetry is appealing but not all photographs are meant to be symmetrical. Placing the subject in the direct center is an easy go to so mix it up! Try shooting off-center using the rule of thirds (grid shown above).
Use your eye and get creative! Think of unique angles, climb high, get low. Take lots of photos. You almost never get that "Insta-Worthy"shot right away. Around 10 takes in, you start getting those fun candids that are my personal favorite to post.
Tips & tricks: -Never shoot in crop -Never use in camera zoom, instead move closer
3)Lighting: One word, "Goldenhour". The beautiful soft lighting that comes with the sunrise and sunset. My favorite time to shoot (mostly because I am NOT a morning person) is in the late afternoon. I find that it makes photographing easy and brings out beautiful colors even before I upload into VSCO.
Tips & Tricks: -Never use flash -Avoid harsh shadows, shoot in the shade -Overcast days are the best photography days