10 NEW Instagram secrets- learn how to look great in EVERY picture! How to stand, how to pose, how to get strangers to take great pictures for you + more! How to get great shots- these are NOT makeup tips- these are pro photo posing tips! Give this video a thumbs up to let me know if it helped you!
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Hey guys! Today's video is all about getting the perfect picture for Instagram + life! I get so many comments about how I edit my instagram [which I've filmed and linked here] but also how to TAKE great pictures for instagram!
This video is going to be all of my tips on how to look great in every picture / how to always look good in photos! These tips will help you be more confident when you're taking pictures! Whether or not you're trying to start a blog, want to up your instagram game or if you just want to be more confident in group photos- these tips are sure to help you :)
I've been working on camera the last 5 years / have done tv segments with E! News, E! Online, HLN, Access Hollywood, Mode, etc and these are some of the tricks I've learned in my time on camera!
These are the actual tricks I use when I am shooting pictures for and editing my instagram! These tips are not about how to do your makeup or what products you need to buy- these are all posing tips and lighting tips and little tweaks that will ensure that you take the best photos possible!
1. INVISIBLE HIGH HEELS
I always stand on 'invisible high heels'- stand on your tip toes / go up about an inch or two and your legs will look so much longer in pictures! Also makes your entire body look leaner / slimmer.
2. SPRAY SUNSCREEN
This tip may seem weird, but spray sunscreen gives your skin a 3d look in photos. Spray it down your legs/ arms / abs if you want to have a glowy / 3d / contoured look without any makeup!
3. ONE LEG IN FRONT OF THE OTHER / FAKE WALK
I always pose with one leg slightly in front of the other / look like I'm fake walking. This not only gives the photo some motion / makes it look more natural, but this pose makes your body look better because you're giving your legs separation and definition.
4. FAKE CANDIDS
I always add motion to my photo by moving my hair etc to make the photo seem more in the moment and natural
5. TAKE A SAMPLE PHOTO
This trick is the biggest life saver when you're asking someone else to take your photo. I always take a sample shot of what I want - the exact way I want the photo look / the scene to look. I'll show the person I'm asking to shoot it like that and then position the phone for them so all I have to do is run in the shot. This is how I get all of my traveling outfit photos / my airport shots with my luggage!
6. CREATE ANGLES
Create angles / shapes with your body, move your arms / legs, don't just stand with your arms exactly at your sides!
7. LOOK AT THE SUN
If you're outside and want to take a photo, close your eyes and look up at the sun for a few seconds. When you open your eyes for the camera you won't be squinting or bothered by the light!
8. KNOW YOUR ANGLES
Know how you like to be shot. If you want to appear taller, shoot lower. If you want to look thinner, shoot higher.
9. NATURAL LIGHT
Natural light always looks best in photos. If you are outside, go for a more shaded area or shoot when it's over cast lighting. If you are inside, stand where the window light is facing you for the best lighting.
10. SMALL MOVEMENTS
Always make small adjustments to your pose / do tiny movements to ensure that you'll like one of the photos that you took.
Please give this video a thumbs up if it helped you / write me a comment down below what was your favorite! It really helps me to know what kind of videos you guys like!