Admit it or not, most of us are wired to think of the 'gram. We want our photos to look double tap-worthy or professional looking. And TBH, what's wrong with wanting to have nice pictures every time, right? To help improve your feed and your profile pics, we created a no-brainer, foolproof guide to taking the best Instagram and Facebook photos. Scroll down and learn!
The starting point of everything: the inspiration. Look for IG for posts that will teach you ways to project on-cam. You can start with some of our posing tips below:
2. A clear and pretty background
Before anything else, choose a good spot. It should be free of clutter and the color of the backdrop must not clash with what you're wearing.
3. Natural lighting
The sun is the best source of lighting. The best time to take advantage of it is during golden hour (before sunset or sunrise) or noon. But if your lighting options are limited, just use a white illustration board as a reflector. Holding it near your waist will illuminate the shadows you get from fluorescent lighting.
4. Flash photography
If the area is really dark, resort to flash photography. It picks up your highlighter really well, after all.
Phones are totally okay, but you can level up your photos with a camera. This one is user-friendly and produces sharp images that call for minimal editing. Plus, you can do vlogs with its superb specs!
FUJIFILM XT100, P39,990, Camerahaus
6. Camera remote
The secret to professional-looking selfies are timers and remote triggers! This way, it will seem like someone else took your pic!
MEIKE Mil3 Remote Infrared For Nikon, P400, Henry's Professional
Alternatively, you can use your headphones as a remote shutter for your iPhone.
Makeup is optional, but if you want to look extra glam, put on a little foundation, define your brows, curl your lashes, and apply lipstick. Enhancing your natural beauty is enough.
Add effects and improve the brightness, exposure, and saturation of your photo right at your fingertips with the help of editing apps like Foodie, VSCO, and Facetune. Selfie apps like Snow and B612 are cool, too!
Confidence is key! Whatever you're feeling will be seen via your facial expression. Make sure to bring it!
*This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.