How To Make IG Images Better

The idea to present information through viewing images or photos has been developed since years. Although well-composed writing is important; however, the value of an image cannot be underestimated. Before we paid attention to how to capture the spirit and represent the object we took. Now, it is also necessary to catch the attention from viewers.

Instagram has always been the most influential social media to present user’s photos. Brands use it to promote their goods and design; bloggers use it to share their lifestyle and stories; most of us use it to record our life. Moreover, Instagram has become one of the biggest platforms as a portfolio. Therefore, it is quite important to manage your images well. In this article, I don’t talk about how to operate your account but share with you how to make your Instagram images better. Those users who have high followers might not have good quality photos; however, accounts that offer high-quality images attract the same taste viewers.  If you look for the same way to organize your Instagram images, do not miss this article.

藉由圖片或是影像傳遞資訊已經是近幾年來在社群媒體上的重大改變;雖然文字的重要性還是存在,不過藉由幾秒鐘瀏覽的時間來看圖說故事的影響力的確不容小覷。「它抓得住我」這句口號在過往年代強調照片中靈魂人物的神情與魅力,現在則又更加延伸希望也抓住瀏覽著目光與注意力。社群媒體在這些年的發展上,從Tumblr、Flickr、Pinterest到Instagram,分別都佔有不同的影響力,也因為使用需求不同,各族群用來分享影像的媒介也漸漸有所區分。

不過不容置疑,Instagram則是使用者最多、交互影像範圍也最大的平台。有些帳號拿來宣傳品牌的產品與設計、有些部落客則利用影像平台分享自己的觀察與見聞,不過更多的則是記錄生活、甚至成為自己個人檔案的頻道。因此,如何把這些影像的力量發揮得淋漓盡致還是有些訣竅的。這篇文章將針對影像的精緻度來討論,而非經營之道。追蹤讀者數量高的帳號未必有高品質的影像,不過好的影像絕對會吸引同眾的讀者群;身為網路社群媒體工作者的我則偏好後者。如果你也希望以高品質影像來經營Instagram帳號,那麼就不錯過這篇文章了。

Feel free to follow my Instagram account @yespleaseenjoy ; I upload mostly only unique images to this platform that you don’t see on Facebook or other channels.
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I share some tips with you below :
  • Decide On A Theme – Be You:It is easier to choose one to two themes from the daily life as the primary topics to record. For example, if you are a foodie, then take not only food photos but also record the restaurant interior design, the atmosphere of the space, or a smile from your friend who visits the restaurant with you, and then you will get a better series about the food journey. However, to be who you are and represent this image is important. Not to create a life for photos but express your life with images.
  • The Importance Of Light : No matter you shoot photos with a flash or the natural light, your pictures should be visible. If you prefer low-light style, pay attention to the brightness, darkness and the contrast, and create an image that provokes the curiosity of the viewers. Check the distance between the light, the object and yourself, try to take pictures from different angles to find out the best result.
  • Keep Your Editing Consistent : The key to a success Instagram style is to keep the same filter. Everyone knows about it, but not all of us follow it. No matter what photography style you like, stay with a filter that fits your style. However, it doesn’t mean you have to keep the same style filter forever. The way how we would like to show our images also presents our attitude that reflects from our daily life. Stay the same, but be bold to create and enjoy the process of the transformation.
  • Declutter Your Feed:I usually take five to ten images a day; however, I only choose the best capture to upload and share to my followers. Declutter your feed is the sticking point to perform a “well-planned” Instagram account. With the accumulation of time, your account will be an excellent profile to present.
以下,與你分享幾個關鍵重點:
  • 設定主題 、 忠於自我風格:以尋常生活中的軌跡挑選一到兩個主題來記錄發揮才可以讓照片擁有情緒與溫度,這般影像才能動人。比如說,如果你是吃貨,那麼不光只是記錄盤中美食,進而從用餐的空間、設計與氛圍都可以一把收進照片中,讓關於食物的系列照片更豐富有趣。不過,我們也常聽到、讀過類似的報導,在手機拍攝範圍內的事物收納得乾乾淨淨,那個拍攝的場景是被「製造」出來的;而鏡頭外的真實環境則是髒亂不整,與照片形象有著天壤之別。忠於自己與生活風格才是最重要的關鍵,從一成不變的日常生活中探索不一樣的新發現讓記錄照片更有意義。
  • 注意光源:不管是使用閃光燈或是自然光源,保持照片最基本的可欣賞度是應該的。即使是使用暗光手法拍攝,也應該在光影與對比上稍加琢磨,即便以低光源拍照,也讓人有種窺得蛛絲馬跡的好奇挑逗心才算上乘。注意光線來源、拍攝器材、被拍攝物體與自己之間的距離,嘗試從不同角度拍攝以便找到最好的視覺效果。
  • 使用固定的濾鏡風格:讓九宮格內所呈現的影像自成一定的風格是Instagram最重要的關鍵。不管是喜歡浪漫夢幻、黑白對比、又或是暗黑成熟的風格,修片時都套用一款濾鏡才能呈現同一調性。保持同樣風格並不表示我們在影像呈現手法上不能有所變化;而這一段淺移默化的過程正是我們對事物有不同的觀察與體會。
  • 過濾上傳影像:如果想保持Instagram上的照片具有可看性,那麼審選上傳的照片是最後必要的把關關鍵。我通常一天會拍攝五到十張照片,不過只會在修片過後挑選一張最喜歡的影像上傳。這樣一來每次發文都是「最好」的呈現,一段時間過後這也會是一份最好的個人檔案、生活風格的再現。

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I hope this article will bring you a different inspiration. Follow the steps above and see if it makes a difference to your Instagram account.

希望你覺得這篇文章裡提到的幾個關鍵點都可以帶你給一些不同的拍攝靈感。下次抓起手機時別急著按下外門鍵,先觀察拍攝的物件與這個空間或是人物的關係,再從不同角度取景;你會發現以這種手法所拍攝的照片將會與以往有所不同。

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Fanning Tseng is the editor of the lifestyle website Yes! Please Enjoy which was founded in 2012. After living in Germany, she re-experiences about her growth. Fanning is now working as a photographer and a blogger; moreover, she is also a columnist for online magazines in Taiwan.

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