Instagram is a really fun way to share your favorite photos and can also be a great way to make some money. However, competing with professional photographers on the platform can be hard if you don’t know much about photography. In this article, we’ll have a look into 3 ways you can improve your photos, without becoming a master photographer.
1. Get a New Camera
Smartphones are great for taking photos but if you’re keen to give your photos a more professional edge, then you may want to consider buying a new camera. Good camera equipment doesn’t always come cheap, but it could be worth the investment if you’re really keen to up the quality of your content output. Decide on your niche to know what kind of camera you need to invest in. For example, look for a durable adventure camera like the GoPro if extreme sports are your thing, or a DSLR would be best for portraits and architectural photography. If you’re looking for a different perspective entirely, it might be best to invest in a DJI FPV drone to get that birds-eye viewpoint, which brings us to our next point.
2. Change Your Photo Focus
If you’re keen to attract more followers with your photos, then you may want to consider diversifying the type of pictures that you upload. If you’re a travel Instagrammer, and you usually take pictures of landscapes or landmarks, you may want to consider adding a person into your photos to make them more followable. People love looking at pictures of other people and there are lots of Instagram users that will follow specific things like models with green eyes or models with red hair. If you have a particular quality that is ‘followable’ then you might gain more likes by putting your self into your pictures.
3. Use Editing Software
Instagram has some great filters, but they don’t quite compare to photos that have been edited using professional editing software. Software packages are usually chargeable, but they give you much more flexibility when it comes to touching up your photos. You won’t just be able to apply a filter to the whole image, you’ll be able to touch up particular parts of the image, enhance certain colors and basically take your photos from a 5 to a 10. Most Instagrammers with a high follower count will use professional software and their uploads look all the better for it.
4. Choose a Colour Scheme
Color schemes on Instagram are very popular and most of the top Instagrammers will have one running through all their pictures. On an individual basis, this doesn’t necessarily improve each picture. However, when potential new followers view the images as a whole, the impact of the color scheme will help your account to be more aesthetically pleasing and co-ordinated.