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You might have Instagram for a while; upload photos or videos regularly, but do you ever wonder sometimes why your posts get minimal likes, follows or comments? Give these tips a try!

 

FOREGROUND ELEMENTS

Make your photo more interesting by adding foreground elements. And one of the easiest ways on how to do it with a smartphone is to flip it upside down and shoot your subject from the ground. It adds more depth to the photo while the ground acts as a subtle foreground element.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADJUST PHONE’S CAMERA SETTINGS

Get familiar with some of these basic digital photography tricks for more decent smartphone photos:

 

  • Under-expose your shots: Adjust your exposure and shoot in a darker setting. Then adjust it later to brighten your subject without ruining it.
  • Turn off HDR: Check if your smartphone’s camera can shoot photos in high dynamic range giving you the best shot.
  • Burst mode on: If your smartphone camera can shoot photos in a burst mode, use it. You’ll never know what magic your smartphone can capture.

 

 

DON’T OVERDO IT WITH FILTERS

Sometimes, less is more. Don’t get filter-happy and ruin a photo’s great natural lighting. After all, it’s called natural lighting for a reason.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPLY THE RULE OF THIRDS

Frame and crop your photos just right to really get your photo’s composition on point. The rule of thirds is a great way to have a balanced composition. Use the grid when uploading an image to your Instagram.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOW LIGHT SHOOT

Amazing moments also happen in the dark. Make sure your smartphone camera can shoot in low light. Check brands with Optical Image Stabilization feature such as Samsung, Huawei, OnePlus and Xiaomi to name a few.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WIDER ANGLE LENSES

Use a wide-angle to appear farther away than you are. It’s how you can get so much into the frame without having to run farther away from the camera in order to look small in the photo. A great investment if you want quality output.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DRONES

Aerial shots give your IG feed an instant hit. Make sure your drone photos are IG-ready. Try some of these tips:

 

  • Discover the right spot: Do your research. Look online, ask friends, or join drone photography communities or forums before setting off your photoshoot.
  • Timing is everything: Make sure you have ample time to reach your destination and set up. Don’t forget to check the weather forecast as well.
  • Diagonal Line: Look for the diagonal line of the image as it divides the scene into equal parts.
  • Symmetry: Interesting composition when one half of the image mirrors the other half.

 

GIANT SQUARE APP

This app for iOS and Android is best for editing pics for posting. The Giant Square App breaks a single photo into a three-, six-, or nine-squared grid that works best with landscape shots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are just a few tips on how you can make your Instagram feed engaging. For more updates and #GadgetGoals, #CheckCyberzone! #EverythingsHereAtSM

 

 

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