To post a photo to instagram you must first have created an account. After you open the account and are logged in, look for the bottom toolbar and select the middle option with the plus sign inside a square. This will open up a page with your camera roll. You could also choose to take the photo directly on Instagram, but it’s really best to take a couple from your camera or phone camera and select them after via your camera roll. From this page, scroll through your camera roll until you find the photo you want to post and select it. Use your two fingers to zoom the photo in and out, side to side and up and down, until you have your desired crop You can also press the two arrows facing each other on the bottom corner of the photo to adjust the photo to a non square crop if you desire.
Another option you have from this page is to post multiple photos in a slide format where people can scroll through up to 10 photos in one single post. This is a great option for a blog post type of post where multiple angles are needed or maybe you have a photo and a video to post. Even if you just can't decide between two photos, this is a great option to post both and make a witty comment about it in the caption.
Once you have selected your photo or photos and the crop you want, click ‘next’ on the top right of your screen. This will take you to the editing page. If you have already edited your photo, go ahead and click next again, at the top right of your screen. If you have not editd your photo yet, you can choose to add a filter by tapping on the desired filter and then tapping it again to adjust the strength on your photo. However, if you do not like the filters provided by Instagram, go ahead and leave it on original and then select edit at the bottom right of the screen. From here you can adjust each aspect of the photo from the alignment to the contrast and much more. To edit these aspects of your photo, refer to the number two paragraph in this article for standard settings that will enhance your photo. Otherwise a good rule of thumb is to use these features only to correct your photo, not completely change it, so try to keep it as natural as possible.
Inspiration, Creativity, and Practice!
Once you have all the above down, it is time to get creative with your photos! One way to get creative is first by getting inspired by following some amazing accounts that you want to emulate. Of course, you don't want to copy these accounts verbatim, but seeing what other are doing is a great way to get some good ideas on what to shoot. Now that you’re inspired, get creative with your ideas and start practicing. The more you practice taking amazing photos, the easier it will get. You will start to know what to look for and how you like your photos to look, and it will be a cinch!
Now you know the basic tips of taking amazing photos! We can’t wait to see your content, tag @AmityCreative and use the hashtag #ThisisAmity for a chance to be featured on our page when you use these tips! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out at: +1 818-570-1060
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