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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41 thoughts on “How I Take My Blog & Instagram Photos 

  1. Emily says:

    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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    • elljane says:

      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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  2. trendygazette says:

    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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