How I Take My Blog & Instagram Photos 

I always take my blog and Instagram photos on my iPhone 6s. Here are a few little tips and the app I use to edit my pictures.

If you are like me and don’t have a professional camera then don’t worry as your phones can take amazing photos too.

NATURAL LIGHTING 

The first big thing that helps with photos is natural lighting. I know it isn’t always possible but I try and use every light opportunity I can. I set myself up by the window, I use two white pieces of card as a background, they are perfect for flatlays and photographing objects.

SQUARE MODE 

If I am taking photos for Instagram then I always take the picture in square mode so that when I post the picture on Instagram you can see the full image and I haven’t had to cut anything out. This is just my personal preference but I think it really helps.


GRID SETTING

I also make sure I have the grid mode on so I can have a perfect composition and if I want there to be a main focus I can make sure it’s central. To turn this on you just need to go into settings -> camera and photos and then turn grid on.

EDIT EDIT EDIT 

It is very difficult to take a perfect picture without editing it slightly unless you have all of the right equipment. This is where editing apps are our best friend. I use Lightroom to edit my photos, this is a free app from the AppStore.


The first thing I do after I have chosen my image is to change the white balance of the photo to Auto. This makes my white background a lot more vibrant. I then adjust the exposure and contrast and play around until I am happy. The last thing I do is enable lens correction to sharpen my photo. I always find adjusting the brightness of the photos makes them perfect for Instagram.

I hope this post has helped you. These are just a few things that I do when I am taking photos for my blog and Instagram.

You can follow me on Instagram here.

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  1. A lot of people don’t understand that photography is a talent. I love when photographers give an explanation of this art form such as yourself.

    Great post!

    xo, https://lidsandtricks.com/

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  2. Great tips! I love Lightroom 🙂

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  3. Super usefull post and tips! xx

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  4. Some really great tips here, thank you for sharing. You are so right about natural light, creates less shadows too. Great post 🙂 xx

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  5. littlelifestylekeira January 17, 2017 — 5:24 pm

    Brilliant blog post Xxx
    http://www.thelittlelifestyleblog.com

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  6. Thank you for this post! Your pictures are amazing xx

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  7. You have lovely photos. I mostly use VSCO and Snapseed, I think I might have to download Lightroom. 😄

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  8. would have never known you take your pics with an iphone, they look great
    Tessa xx

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  9. Great tips, really helpful! Sophie x

    sophiehmstewart.com

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  10. These are great tips! Natural lighting is by far the best light for blog photos 🙂

    Leanne x | Latte Leanne

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  11. Great post! Will definitely help me take better photos x

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  12. These are such awesome tips — thank you for posting these! I’ll have to give Lightroom another shot. My iPhone 6s is also my sole source of blog photos, and the single biggest difference I’ve made is making the effort to get photos with natural light!

    xoxo
    Emily
    emilyhallock.blogspot.com

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    • Aww thank you, I love using Lightroom it saves my photos! Yeah natural lighting is key although it’s so hard to have because by the time I get home from work it’s dark so I have to take pictures in bulk whenever I can! I’m glad you liked my post xxxx

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  13. Thank you for the tips! I always struggle with the lighting and I have started to take the photos right next to an open window. It really helps to add that extra amount of brightness 🙂

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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  14. I also take mine in square mode with my iPhone. When it’s with my camera, I create a square to know where to place things ahah. They are all great advice and nicely explained! xx Corinne from Corinne & kirsty

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  15. Hi, I shall be using the square picture more now for IG and look for the grid setting. Thanks for sharing these great tips, Chloe https://pinkiebag.com #TeacupClub

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  16. Brilliant post , thank you!

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  17. Thank you for sharing!! I take all my photos on my phone, and I always adjust the brightness. I use Pics Art to blur the background on some photos, or create collages. I love your compositions!! Very informative

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  18. This is really helpful thank you!

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  19. thank you for this post! ive recently started up my blog and have been struggling to think of a consistant way of doing my blog photos! this has really helped

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  20. Great read! Thanks for sharing

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