"Don’t be afraid to move around and snap a few different angles until you get the one shot that feels and looks just right. It often takes about 10 to 20 shots before you find the one that you love (kinda like a selfie, right?)"
"The composition of your feed is just as important as the quality of an individual image. The first nine photos in your feed are the reason you get those follows, so keep your content consistent in colour and feel, but varied in content."
"Crisp natural lighting will give you the best results. Always look for softly diffused light, and if you’re indoors, shoot in front of a window. If you’re working in direct sunlight, step into a shaded area to shoot."
"Smartphone editing apps can be powerful tools. My favourites are Snapseed and A Color Story. I always brighten, straighten, crop and play with contrast and saturation before I post my little piece of art to Instagram."
Five tips to up your Instagram game
Whether we like to admit it or not, we all spend at least a few minutes a day browsing Instagram. It’s a perfect way to get inspired, catch up with friends and learn something new. But have you ever wondered how to take your feed to the next level?
An expert at producing beautiful, inspiring lifestyle content, Erin is well-known for her ability to create a captivating visual story. She contributes to BCLiving, Glitter Guide and blogs on her own website, The Sparkle, sharing lifestyle, decor, and creative content. Erin lives in her downtown Vancouver condo with her husband and pup, and is probably taking a photo of peonies and posting it to Instagram right now.