Want to learn how to take better photos blog and Instagram photos? My answer: save for and learn how to use a DSLR camera. Here are some tips you can use to improve your blog and Instagram:
- Learn your DSLR (or your iPhone if that’s all you have right now). Whats ISO? What is Aperture? What is Shutter speed? These are the basics.
- Also, research your shoot locations in advance, this helps to save a lot of time.
Shoot in Manual
- I know it may seem daunting at first but there’s a beauty in learning something new and outside of your comfort zone. You’ll get the hang of it, trust me.
- To take better photos, lighting is essential!
- Shoot outdoors during Golden hours, or overcast. Find which you like best and what best fits your aesthetic. You might even find that broad daylight works for you.
- Be careful with If your exposure is too high, more grain, too low, and there’s a whole lot of post processing to save a photo that may not be able to be saved.
- With a DSLR I’ve learned to adjust my shutter speed instead (Most times I try to keep my ISO at 100 which most photography blogs recommend). Yes it may take a bit longer and you have to be more staple depending on what you are trying to capture but it is worth it.
- We all love a blurry background. Keep your aperture low for this i.e. 2.8, 3.0 etc Adjust to your liking and the type of look you’re aiming for.
- For clearer photos, widen your aperture, increase the number on the dial.
- I believe as long as you take the photo properly initially the editing is much easier and clearer.
- Most Travel Bloggers use Lightroom because of its specific color manipulation options to accentuate the look and feel of the scenery.
- For Instagram the Instagram app is very popular (Arden Filter) and VSCO of course. this is all relative to the type of aesthetic you are going for.
Take Photos in Instgrammable/Bloggable Spots
- No one said you have t reinvent the wheel. Go out and find those locations you love seeing so much on your favorite blogger or influencer’s page.
- Then again don’t be afraid to set the new trend!
I hope you’ve enjoyed all these tips! Don’t be afraid to comment below and share before and after photos of how you’ve improved your photography skills!
Sending my love xx