Instagram is a popular mobile photo sharing app that allows you to easily add filters to your photos.
We’ve pulled together tips from three top Instagram users to help you take amazing photos with your iPhone or Android, and turn them into quality videos.
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1. Be open-minded. Be open to the world surrounding you. There are millions of situations everyday in front of you worth a pic.
2. When you think a situation can give good opportunities, be ready with your fav camera app open and ready to shoot in a few seconds. Don’t hesitate in shooting many pics, you will choose the best shots afterwards.
3. For street photography, try to act with discretion. If not, you may kill the essence, the genuine emotion on faces or situations you want to photograph.
Animoto Instagram Tip: Add Your Photos (And Videos)
On the video creation page, go to “Add Pics and Vids” to add your images. You’ll see Instagram listed as one of the sites Animoto can retrieve from. This will save you time so you don’t have to download your images to your desktop and then re-upload.
Animoto’s iPhone app lets you use the photos and video clips on your camera roll.
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1. Composition and exposure come first. If you’re starting out with a technically bad image, 9 times out of 10 no amount of editing will save it.
2. Download a few apps and learn them inside and out. Have fun with your images in them before uploading to Instagram. If you’re just starting out, I would recommend Snapseed and Camera+. Both all-around great photo editing tools.
3. Don’t be afraid to go to extremes. When you’re tinkering around with any mobile photo apps, crank those sliders. Learn what each one does and push it to it’s limit. Try different combinations. The possibilities are virtually endless. You’d be surprised how many happy accidents can happen when editing.
Animoto Instagram Tip: Share Your Video
Make sure you explore the “Sharing” features. With the iPhone, you can SMS your video to someone. Both on the web and the iPhone, you can Tweet, Facebook update and email out your video in just a couple of clicks.
Becky Brooks (AKA: the author of this post)
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1. A lot of pro photographers are on Instagram. I follow quite a few of them so that I am constantly looking at great mobile photography in my Instagram feed, which helps inspire my own photos.
2. Always having a camera on me with my iPhone makes me take notice of what’s interesting about my environment. I unabashedly stop when something catches my eye (much to the dismay of whoever is walking with me!).
3. I definitely try every Instagram filter before I decide on one. And putting on a filter from another app before bringing it into Instagram for additional filters/sharing is never ever out of the question.
Animoto Instagram Tip: Add Text
I always add text, whether making my video on my iPhone or on the web, to give the viewer some context about my photos.