I’m completely hooked on Instagram. It has sparked has sparked a new wave of retro-looking snaps and sold to Facebook for a cool $1bn back in April. It’s one of those simple ideas where you think, “why didn’t I think of that?” I’m still relatively new to Instagram but I’m always looking for new people to follow. I’m by no means an expert but with my limited knowledge I’ve put together a list of Instagram tips and suggested people to follow based some of my favorite Instagrammers.
7 QUICK TIPS
– Less is more. Go easy on the filters, color saturation and bokeh. Natural is best.
– Take photos at dusk or dawn to catch the low sunlight and shadows.
– Use a collage app such as Photo Grid to combine a few photos that tell a story.
– There doesn’t always need to be a bike in the photo. Sometimes it’s best to leave a bit to the imagination.
– Caption your photos. A picture tells a thousand words, but a short caption can put it into context.
– Try to shoot at unique angles. Camera phones can fit into places that DSLR’s cannot so you can get some amazing perspectives.
– I too sometimes can’t resist the erge to take photos of my amazing looking breakfast, but my first rule of Instagram is that if you take any more than one photo of your food in a 7 day period, you’re unfollowed!
SUGGESTIONS TO FOLLOW
There are a million excellent photographers on Instagram, but it’s becoming a place where people showcase their professional work instead of posting photos from their camera phone.
A few of my personal favorite cycling Instagramers I follow who largely post camera phone photos in their feeds: