February 17, 2014How-To
Take Better Instagrams With These 7 Tips
What can we say, we love a good interiors Instagram. And while we're happy to see your latest DIY accomplishment or the amazing chair you spotted at the flea market, as Insta connoisseurs, we thought we could share some tips on how to step up your 'gram game. "It's important to curate an interesting and engaging experience for the people that look at your images," accomplished celebrity and interiors photographer Douglas Friedman shares. "There are so many images out there, yours better rise above the masses." To help you capture those truly great moments and best convey your personal aesthetic to your followers, we asked Friedman, celebrated photographer and director Justin Coit, and Domaine's Editorial Director Mat Sanders for their tips, tricks, and favorite apps to achieve photo greatness.With selective adjustment tools, auto adjust features, exclusive filters, and Google + capabilities, this is one of the most talked-about editing tools around. free, iTunes Use their Precision Slide to adjust the strength of their settings and tools for personal results. Easy comparisons to your original and edited photos allow you to stay on top of just how much you're adjusting your capture. Preset Packs allow for one stop shopping when determining best settings for your aesthetic. free, iTunes Developed by photographer Simon Filip this app is perfect for quick editing on the fly. 15 adjustment tools, 56 filters (some exclusive to the app), and 66 textures, or "light leaks," enable a fully customizable experience. $1, iTunes With separate settings for exposure and focus, this app will help you get professional-looking photos out your phone's existing camera function. Clarity and stability functions further ensure you're always getting the best shot. $2, iTunes Post full-size vertical and horizontal images without having to crop into Instagram's square parameters. A popular app with photo buffs who can't bear to part with any of the details in their original capture. free, iTunes In the comments below, share your favorite apps or tricks of the trade for taking amazing pictures worthy of tons of likes. And be sure you're following Domaine for up-to-the-minute decor inspiration!