How to take good photos on Instagram

Thanks to Olive Magazine for this. Useful for schools on social media!











Instagram can’t zoom and it crops to a square – but iPhone keeps pics to use later.

1. Tap area you want to focus and change the brightness.

2. Make sure you are shooting as a square to avoid cropping for Instagram.

3. Don’t zoom in as it decreases image quality.

4. iPhones have a grid – settings, photos, camera >grid – good for shooting ingredients.

5. Your photo should be placed within the 9 squares of the grid.

6. Add interest with cutlery etc.

7. Move items out of frame to get a clean shot.

8. Use natural lighting for best results – don’t use the flash.

9. Improve lighting on phone -saturation,brightness or colour

10. Hashtags build a fan base. People will find your photos. But don’t use too many.




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