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.
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.
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.
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.
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