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How to take better photos with your phone- kids and adults beginner photography







You look through your friend’s gorgeous Instagram feed and you get jealous- their photos are gorgeous and yours look like a hot mess.

Let me spill the secrets of a great Photo- especially for Instagram.




First of all-it all starts with good lighting.

This photo was taken in the bathroom (obviously). But the light was coming in so nicely from the open window.

Yes, you can go crazy and buy professional lights that you plug-in with softboxes, but the best lighting comes from a beautiful large natural light source, like a door or a bay window.

If you have bad lighting, then yes, you can try to edit it out using snapseed or vsco, but it will still not be as crisp and beautiful as if you had better lighting.

Secondly, get close.

Don't be afraid to get close to the object- uncomfortably close- yes you might feel ridiculous taking a picture of something at the restaurant with everyone around.

Thirdly, edit your photos.

After getting the shot with good lighting, editing your photos really make the photo shine!

Here is one example:

Here is the edited version.

Recommended apps to use:

VSCO

SnapSeed

Fourthly, take your time

Just know that taking good photos, setting up the photo and removing anything in the background PLUS editing the photo for your instagram takes TIME.

Your friend's amazing feeding probably took a lot of time to make- time that you may or may not have. Taking great photos and putting them online is an investment of time.

Bonus: Don't just keep your photos on the phone, print them out.

There are so many great apps or websites to print your photos. Ranging from taking a lot of time to taking NO time at all.

 

RESNAP:

Making a photobooth in MINUTES on your phone

MY SOCIAL BOOK:

Connects to your facebook account and automatically makes a photobooth with comments and screen shots of video within minutes