Use a DSLRSince I bought my Canon 750D and lenses I've seen a massive improvement in my blog and social media photographs and as it has wifi, I can easily transfer photos from my camera to my phone to edit or share directly on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook - I can't recommend the Canon 750D enough!
Filters & EditingHowever, if you don't have a DSLR, no problem! Filters and editing can make any photo so much better within moments. I love the following apps to edit my social media photos: ColorStory, Afterlight, Polarr and PhotoCollage. I edit or add a filter to every photo I upload to social media, even if it's just to sharpen or brighten. Usually I want bright, white photos but for the festive season I want rich, sumptuous and vivid photos and I find the Clarendon, Lark, Juno and Ludwig filters on Instagram make the colours of my festive photos more intense and richer.
Switch up the anglesI love experimenting with different camera angles for my blog and social media photos as there is more to Instagram and blog photos than flatlays! You can see from the festive table layout photos above, all of the different angles you can approach the same photo - experiment and you'll be surprised by the results.
Don't stick to an Instagram themeInstagram themes are probably just a blogger or brand phenomenon where you stick to a certain filter and photography style and I've tried to stick to a theme so many times but it's not for me as I want to have the freedom to post what I want on my social media. I need to switch up the filters and style I use otherwise my feed gets really boring and samey; also every photo needs a different filter or style especially at this time of the year so don't restrict yourself or stress yourself out about it.
Add extras & TexturesAdding photo props or extras can make a photo look so much better as there's nothing worse when it comes to blog or social media photos than bare and boring photos. I love adding props and also textures to photos, it makes them more interesting and dimensional, if that makes any sense.
Overall, there are my simple festive photo tips and tricks for the christmas season. It is easy, especially if you are a blogger, to become stuck in a rut with your blog or social media photos but I think the main thing to remember is to keep it simple, experiment with filters, angles and apps and most of all, don't stress out about it - it's your account and your photos! Check out this article from The Furniture Market for more instagram photo tips. This is a collaborative post.
What do you think of my festive photos? Do you have any Instagram tips or tricks? What photo apps do you use?