Instagram Tips And Tricks

Hey hey! This time I've decided to do something different than the usual Instaparty post. Since Instagram is one of the most popular social networks (it gets a lot more engagement than Facebook or Twitter), I summed up some of my Instagram tips and tricks that can (hopefully) help you create eyecatching photos which will get more likes and attract more followers. I hope you'll learn something new and if you have any other tips to share, I'd be very happy to read them!
 
PHOTOS
 
Avoid blurred lines
Photos draw people in like nothing else, so make sure that the content is eyecathing and most importantly, avoid blurry photos! Tap on the item on your screen that you want to expose. Your phone will sharpen it and make it stand out from the background.

Use daylight
The lightning can make or break your photos. Use daylight when taking them, since lighter pictures are easier to edit and have a better effect on people.

Play with different angles
Try taking photos from different angles. Shoot your breakfast from above, bouquet of flowers close up and capture landscape from afar. Try different options and see which one works best. This way your layout will look more dynamic and enticing for your potencial followers.

Square your photo
Before taking a photo, set your settings to 'square'. This way you'll catch in frame exactly what you want and won't have to crop the photo later.

 
FILTERS

Create eyecatching layout
Try to keep your photos in the same style. This way you'll create nice Instagram timeline and overview. Since your layout is the first thing that people see when they visit your profile, it's important that is appealing and nice for the eyes.

Find your signature filter
The filters I use the most are Valencia, which makes your photos a little lighter and adds a hint of yellow undertone to them, Willow, that turns your photos into b&w and is best to be used when the colors of your original photo aren't very flattering. And there are also Walden and Nashville, filters that soften your photos and give them a little dreamy vibe. Try different ones and see which one(s) work best for you and then stick to them.

Play with settings
I always like to play with highlights and shadows in the settings menu. Sometimes I also add a little contrast if necessary or reduce the warmth of the photo. There are plenty of options to improve your original photo with just a few clicks!


APPS

There are sooo many different apps for editing photos and I've tried quite a few, but these are the ones that work best for me.

Camera360
This app is A MUST when taking selfies! With just one click you can whiten your skin, even your skin tone or even dilate your eyes. It also has a lot of retro, lomo or sketch filters, filters for magic skin and light color filters. This app really makes wonders!

Afterlight
I would say that this app is someting like upgraded version of Instagram. It has four sections of interesting filters to choose from and numerous different setting options.

PhotoWonder
Similar to Camera360, this app has a whole lot of amazing options to beautify your selfies. It can thinify your cheeks, shape your legs and even enlarge your boobs. Now how awesome is that? ;)

Mirrorgram
Great when taking #ootd photos. It flips and doubles your image and so makes your outfit look more fun.
 

HASHTAGS

Don't exaggerate
Use up to 10 hasthtags on every photo.

Join the popular group
If you don't know which hashtags to choose, use some of the most popular ones (but only if they're relevant with your picture).

Keep it real
Keep the hashtags relevant. This way you get people who have the same interest as you to see your photos and are consequently more willing to follow you.
 
HOW TO GAIN FOLLOWERS

Be active
Gain followers by liking and commenting photos that you like. I do this every morning, when I wake up. It takes me 15 minutes to go thorugh all my favourite acconts and leave comments under the pictures that I like. I can tell you that it pays of, since a lot of people comment back or even start following me.

Spread the love
Tag different brands on your photos. For example, if you're sharing your #nailswag on Instagram, tag the brand of the nailpolish and hopefully the brand will see your photo, like it and repost it on their profile. Their followers will see it, love it and start following you.

Get BFFs
Be friendly and reply to comments. It's always nice to make some new virtual friends! ;)

Open your heart
If you want to get more followers, set your account on 'public'. This way you make it easier for random people to see your profile (and your ah-mazing photos) and instantly decide to follow you.

 
With all that in mind, don't forget to keep it fun and engaging! And of course, follow me here: @kajaflisar ;)

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47 komentarji:

  1. Awsome tips! I'm already downloading these programs
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  2. I never use the square setting on my camera, so thanks for that tip :)

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    1. No problem, I'm happy I could help :)

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  6. Squaring your pictures before you take them is the best tip ever! It's so annoying to take a great picture, but can't crop it correctly for Instagram! Great post

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    1. I know, right? I always cut half of the pic out, so to square it before you take a photo really helps :) Have a great weekend!

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  7. These are great tips to follow. Thanks!

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  10. Good tips! I'm always interested in new apps so I'm anxious to check out the ones you mentioned!

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    1. Oh yes, you should try them ASAP, they do wonders! ;) Xo

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  11. Lovely photos!

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  12. Your Instagram photos are sensational. Thanks for the tips
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  13. Great tips! The lighting seriously has such a huge impact.

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  15. great tips! i agree with the too many hashtag thing, some people over do it hehe

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    1. Yes, I know, I was one of them at the beginning.. :) but now I cut them down to 10 max.

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  16. Great post and really helpful lips, especially the tip to out the camera settings on square is great! I always have to cut of parts of the picture otherwise!

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  17. great advices :) i really think that using day light makes such a big difference

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  18. Lovely blog!

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  19. Oh what a beautiful post, I have just bumped into your blog and love it right away, will be your follower on instagram for sure. Hope youll love my account too.
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  20. Those are some really awesome tips. Thank you for sharing! Really like your Insta photos :)

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  21. Good advices :)

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