Tips for Editing and Posting Photos on Instagram – The perfect image is an image that has a good composition of lighting, colors, and atmosphere. However, can ordinary users make a post that displays an Instagrammable image?
1.Make sure there’s enough lighting
Make sure the object you take has sufficient lighting. Prioritize natural lighting over artificial light, for example from sunlight. Basically, natural lighting will always add to the beauty of the object.
2.Choose the most dominant object
If there is enough light, choose the most flashy or prominent object. In other words, choose a photo object that may be dominant in a frame. For example, take a photo that shows a symmetrical object, a flat shape, or the largest object, such as a building, house, tree, and so on. An emotional approach in taking photos is also needed in order to put “feel” in a photo. As shown in the image below with a symmetrical object.
3.Use additional editing apps
Want to edit a photo that has already been taken? Instagram’s default photo editing feature isn’t sophisticated enough? Use another application. Many free apps out there are feature-rich, like Snapseed and Adobe Photoshop Mobile. Users can then take advantage of various features in the software, which may not be found on Instagram. There are also applications that offer simple photo editing facilities such as InShot, PhotoGrid, and others
4.Take advantage of the Grid feature
Grid or the appearance of lines in the main camera interface or photo editing window display, may often be underestimated. In fact, this feature is very useful for adjusting the symmetry and alignment between objects in an image, so that they do not overlap.
5.Observe the object shot with your eyes
Most people always take a picture before they see the object they want to photograph. Maybe it would be better if the user also felt by observing the surroundings first, before snapping. That way, users will get inspiration and ideas from their observations because the eye works like a camera lens.
6.Avoid excessive “editing”
Photo editing is intended to beautify the image. But too many edit effects (over-edit) will fade the naturalness of the photo. Make use of basic enhancement tools, such as contrast, shadows, warmth, and highlights in editing moderately. Although this is a basic feature, increasing one aspect, such as excessive contrast, will result in an unsightly photo. Keep one aspect balanced with another at this setting.
7.Add effects and try different filters
Effects and filters on Instagram and other photo editing applications are an additional feature to reveal the creative side of users.
Apply some of the effects and filters that exist in the editing application and feel and observe the difference. But keep in mind, the intensity of the filter can be adjusted and should not be set at the maximum level.
8.Prioritize quality over quantity
Posting as many pictures as possible on Instagram will not help the uploader become good at snapping. Pay attention to the composition of the photo, ambient lighting, and environmental conditions before snapping. Most importantly, do not rush so that the focus of the photo is not blurred or blurry.