3 camera hacks to take eye-catching Instagram photos on your phone

Ever since the camera made its way to the smartphone, it has enabled people to snap amazing photos and share it instantly online on social media platforms such as Instagram. With a dash of creativity, one can combine interesting subjects with expansive backgrounds to produce eye-catching photos.

Want to get the most out of that shiny new smartphone camera? How can you get more Instagram likes and shares? Here are a few tips.

1. Lead the eyes with diagonal lines

Keep an eye out for roads, buildings, or patterns that run diagonally in the viewfinder. The lines they form lead one’s eye toward a point of interest and suggest a sense of depth.

Position eye-catching subjects at the intersection or end of these lines to produce dynamic photographs.

Gibbs Sisters - Sample photo taken with Samsung Galaxy A7
Gibbs Sisters – Sample photo taken with Samsung Galaxy A7

2. Play with perspective with angles and scales

Place items in front of landscapes or monuments, which will emphasize depth and add scale. Instead of shooting straight-on, try working with different angles.

For example, capture buildings or structures from below to make them look more imposing. From a hilltop or rooftop, angle the camera downward to create an illusion of height.

3. Find spectacular sights

Create special couple, family, or barkada photos by incorporating gorgeous backdrops in the frame. Capture tender moments in a field of flowers (think tulip gardens of the Netherlands) to add more romance.

Make the squad smile and pose in front of towering mountains or skyscrapers for that epic group shot.

Sample photo taken with a Samsung Galaxy A7 with 120-degree ultra wide-angle lens.


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