If you don’t post pictures on Instagram after a trip, did that trip even happened? People love to share their travel photos on Insta and travel pictures are most exciting visuals to see for most Instagram users. You can create a profile full of gorgeous views for those who have extreme wanderlust. How to make your travel photos more Instagrammable and perfect? You will find the answer to this question in the 5 tips we have for you to improve your Insta photography skills. Have a look:
Lighting plays an important role
Lighting is what makes a photo look vibrant and appealing. Every travel photographer aims to shoot pictures in natural sunlight. Artificial lighting techniques work nicely indoors but for travel photos you must know the best times of the day to click photos.
In the world of photography, the term golden hour is used for the times when you have the best natural light to shoot insanely awesome shots. The golden hours appear after sunrise and an hour or two before the sun sets. Download a golden hour tracking app in your phone and shoot your pictures accordingly.
It’s supremely about the location
All your photos depend on the place you are travelling to. To shoot the best Instagram photos we highly recommend you to search the location you are visiting on Insta. Check out the images that pro travel photographers and random people have posted. Notice the best ones and then try to recreate those pictures. This will help you to have more exotic shots and gain more interesting ideas.
Use the rule of thirds for composing your travel photos
If you are a photographer you must be familiar with this term. The rule of thirds basically helps to compose a more balanced image. This option is available in all cameras. It divides your viewfinder into nine equal sections. The horizontal and vertical lines on the screen help you align the subject of your photo in the frame in a very balanced manner. It’s not necessary to keep the subject in center always. You can keep subject in a corner and balance the frame according to that as well.
Now that you have amazing travel photos to share, you must want more people to search and see them. The best way to post your pictures on instagram is by adding a great set of interesting and exciting hashtags with them. Don’t go for general hashtags, think of creative and specific tags to capture more attention from various interest groups.
To find some nice hashtags you can check out hashtagify.me.
Put your travel pictures on Insta Stories
This upgrade of Instagram is similar to snapchat stories but with this new addition, gaining more followers on Insta has become easier. You can add pictures and videos in your 24 hours day story. This has become a habit for most people out there to add Instastories almost daily. It’s perfect to gain more viewers and followers. As you view one profiles Insta story you can check their account and follow them. Now there is this new highlights option for Insta stories as well. You can save the best insta stories in highlights albums on your page. So, your best travel highlights won’t be gone after 24 hours. Make sure you add location and animations and tags on your Insta stories as well.
Stephanie Lewis is a writer and a new born photographer. She joined Photography Concentrate team in 2017 and since then she has been trying to pursue the best photography and editing practices. Besides photography, she loves having coffee, meeting new people and travelling to exotic places. Stephanie also spends her free time catching up with new technology trends.