Instagram photography

Why you should be using negative spaces to improve your pics on Instagram

Hi guys! Let’s talk about Insta feeds?!

We all dream about having the perfect feed. But there is no standard that everyone thinks is ideal. It depends on the person’s style, the type of photos, the filters they like, the tonalities that have more to do with their lifestyle, among a thousand other factors. But some tricks help to highlight  the main focus of the photo. And that turns out to be positive in almost any situation.

This is the case of the use of negative spaces strategically in the photos. This “emptiness” around makes the focal point of the photo jump to the eye, and get all the attention it deserves.

Usually, those who don´t work with ??design or photography don’t pay much attention to the details that pollute a photo, so it’s harder to understand the importance of negative spaces. But over time, it’s normal to start paying more attention, and each photo we take will be better and better to take advantage of those spaces. Look at this example:

Não me imagino mais de cabelos longos! ? Este é o tamanho ideal dele, apaixonei demais pelo “long bob”! Faço o meu com a Raquel do @studio_jardins ? Quem também já se arriscou e cortou o cabelo? #blonde #hair #longbob

Uma publicação compartilhada por F?Hits Digital Influencer (@carolinatognon) em Fev 7, 2017 às 10:38 PST

But hey, the negative space in a photo doesn’t have to be all white or black, not even all plain. The secret is to have a pattern that looks well-organized so it doesn’t distract or attract attention. It’s hard to explain, but with a watchful eye you begin to get it!

In the future I’ll write a post about aligning and organizing photos to improve your Insta feed, but for now, the tip is: negative spaces go super well with photos with the main element well centered or with a harmonic alignment. Not that every photo has to be super symmetrical and accurate, because it would be boring. But the human body responds positively to ordered aesthetics and harmony. That means, it looks good, so it will increase your chances of getting likes! So start practicing, and one day you can have a feed like this:

pretty instagram feed

See how a Hailey and a Jade work with order and negative spaces in almost every photo? And how the two of them have totally different styles!?

A well crafted feed with strategic negative spaces has a chance of looking incredible! Trust me!

Like the tip? ?



PS. Follow me on Instagram [@luamaralstudio], and check how I use negative spaces!

how to have a beautiful instagram feed


By Lu Amaral

Aesthete: One having or affecting sensitivity to the beautiful especially in art - That's me! 💕 Graphic, digital and web design are my livelihood and my favorite hobby. That's how lucky I am.

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