Here are the basics you need to know before we get started:
- Turn on the grid.
Turning on the grid is something is often overlooked, but is really important.Turning on the grid allows you to kind of “center” your photograph.
Also, if you are posting on Instagram, you should automatically just switch to the “square” mode.
- AF/AE lock.
Hold your finger over the part that you want focused, and your should get an AF (autofocus function) and then you can also adjust your exposure (AE).
- Speaking of adjustment, for the exposure, simply slide your finger up (to make it brighter) or down (to make it darker).
Now that we’ve cover the basics, here’s how you can add some more “professional” flair.
- Pick a background. I usually like to use a piece of gray paper, because it gives off a “clean” look.
- When laying everything out, it is also very helpful to pick one item and “build” around it.For example, I have chose the Instax printer as my main item, and I added some layers and decoration to the side.
- My last tip is to take your pictures unfiltered, and then go back to your editing software and doing it there. That way it makes your editing a lot easier.Not adding filters (which are overrated anyways) allows you to have a more versatile editing options.
All the photos (without the phone in the picture) are taken with an IPhone SE.
The rest of the shots were shot with a Lumix GX85 with a 25 mm lens.
And no, I do not have Instagram.