Creating great photos for Instagram was our goal and our sole purpose right from the start.
Taking pictures during a trip doesn’t always take just one or two hours.
It can be really challenging and sometimes a thorn in the side.
We will teach you some basic but very important tips.
Put the camera into automatic mode because the exposure, aperture and all those types of settings will not be touched.
Learning these tips takes time, effort and practice to master.
These are our 7 tips we would have liked to know when we start creating Instagram photos during our trip.
1- CHOOSE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC STYLE
Your Instagram style and feed starts by choosing or creating your own photographic style.
What kind of great photos do you like to create?
Photos of couple, nature, hotel, etc.
It’s all about the world of travel, but they’re under very specific niches.
After publishing some images, you will see that your feed will start to look better
2- FIND INSPIRATION FROM PINTEREST AND INSTAGRAM
Search for the type of great photos you like on Pinterest and Instagram, save it or create a bulletin board with it and study it in detail to find inspiration.
The important thing is not to copy from others but to be able to make the shots unique.
3- HAVE THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT WITH YOU
4- WAKE UP EARLY, STAY OUT LATE
A known rule is to avoid rush hours.
One of the reasons it is not ideal is because of the position of the sun, because it makes the shadows very marked and consequently you will be more difficult to achieve magnificent content.
The tourist attractions are at their peak crowding at lunch time, as all organized trips start the tours from 10. 00 am usually.
There will be times when you can’t avoid the strong sun. Just make sure you’re not shooting at the light, but with it.
It is much easier to make gtreat photos with sunrise or sunset.
There is less influx of people and because you naturally get colors that make the shots magical.
5- THE MAGIC OF THE RULE OF THIRDS
One of the most important rules of composition is known as the rule of thirds.
This is a grid of 9 squares that will be placed over the image you are taking you can usually set this setting in your camera.
The aim is to place the key elements in one of these third parties.
6- TRY A DIFFERENT ANGLE
Taking a picture can be done in a minute, but in the worst case it can last all afternoon or even longer.
Take your time and wait for the crowd to pass.
Try a different kind of angle.
Did you get a good shot or do you still have any doubts that it’s the perfect one?
Now try to switch to a completely different angle, down, up, up, rotate the camera vertically and get a different perspective and sometimes even a better picture.
For example, we shoot 90% of the cases vertically, but we alternate the height from which we shoot.
7- EDIT THE PHOTOS OF INSTAGRAM IN THE RIGHT WAY
Now, once you take all these new photos, you also have to edit them, trust me it will be a part that will take away a lot of time initially.
You can use an Instagram filter, but it is much better to try something more professional.
Try using Vsco and Snapseed on your phone or Lightroom on your phone or computer.
Both free (basic version) and perfect to use.
The focus of editing the photos is to make them as homogeneous as possible so that the feed is regular and recognizable.
Look again at the photos you saved on Pinterest and Instagram to see which colours they highlighted (for example a trip to the Maldives will have the blue of the sea as its main colour while a trip to Bali could have the green of the forest as its main colour).