Instead of just capturing drunken mischief in public, some Instagram starts are using their creativity to make mind-blowing pics with few iPhone taps. Wondering how do they do it? Take a look at these secrets you can implement next time when you use the app to optimize your Instagram feed.
See Things Differently
You may see the world rushing inside the train, car, bus, or even on footpath. But you can see things in different way. Paul Octavious, an Instagram user with up to 502,000 followers, explains why he captures pictures of same thing several times. Capturing the same object again and again leads him evolve as photographer. He starts to see things in different way.
Look for Symmetry
Getting the best symmetrical shot or crop is not that easy. Pei Ketron, a photographer with over 834,000 followers, has different formula. To capture the best symmetrical shot, you need to stay at the center and ensure that all lines are coming straight. When it comes to square crop, you have to be a perfectionist. Sometimes she doesn’t get it straight in a hurry. So, she uses an app, PS Express.
Consider Photography as an Exercise
Komeda or Philip Park, with over 342,000 followers, was suggested to do more exercise by the doctors. So, he uses “photo walks” like a stand-in at the gym and gets some great clips from the neighborhood. He doesn’t have time to capture photos by leaving work. He commutes to riverside road and his office is located around scenic attractions like a palace, river, urban park and other areas. He takes most of his pictures during lunch and on the way to home. In fact, he skips the gym sometimes for photo walk.
No More Selfies, Try Self-Portraits Instead
With a lot of flattering filters, you can create lots of amazing pictures along with self-portraits. Martin Reisch (with over 38000 followers) has managed to use some easy tools to appear in a unique way in his photos. He appears far away from the shot by using 30-second delay on Camera+, composing the shot and running to his mark. He uses GorillaPod to attach his iPhone to ledges, trees and anything available there.
An experienced photographer, Dan Cole (with around 447,000 followers) composes shots so well that it is pleasing to your eyes. It takes some time to do it. He gives preference to composition and he suggests others to consider the rule of thirds. He suggests you to straighten the photos to add strength to your shots and ground the elements.