How to Capture Picture-Perfect Instagrams: Natural Light Is the Best Light

Raise your hand if you’re addicted to Instagram – everyone? Ok, good, so it’s not just us. Whether you’re a newbie to the ‘gram or quite the pro, we’re here to help shed some light on how to achieve those picture-perfect kid/latte/brunch Instagrams. Let’s explore the easiest means to document your every busy day, with the camera in your pocket—on your smart phone. Check back each week for a new tip!

Tip #1: Natural light is the best light.

Bright images are eye catchers. Natural light gives you the best of everything with little fuss—no need to set up your own lighting, no issues with weird coloring cast from florescent overheads, nor low lighting indoors that can kill your beautiful photo with unsightly pixelation once you compensate and over-adjust the contrast. Bright, natural light will help reduce the amount of blur in your photo that could result from a shaky hand. Take advantage of the tool you have when you’re outdoors or by a window—let the sun do the work!

Once you pop your pic into Instagram, adjust the brightness and contrast levels to enhance your photo even more.

Check out last week’s tip: Frame up your photo.

P.S. Now you can directly import photos from your Instagram feed to Snapfish to easily turn them into beautiful works of art. Try out our new Square Prints!

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