STOP. LOOSIN’ UP & POST IT

 
📸  @landonvonderschmidt
 
 

So, you’re scrolling through your IG feed and you’re like…dang I feel moved by that. 

Whether it be a good mood feeling, a laugh, a tug at your heart, a call for action or an inspirational this or that..

Photos and videos are meant to bring out emotion. To connect you to a feeling.

That magic has led us to a world where we are constantly living through people’s images and blurbs. We love it. We hate it. We keep showing up for it. You can either get on the train, occasionally ride it or stand idly by - kinda wishing you’d hop on every now and again.

I often times get asked about my instagram content but rather than try to teach you anything because, I’m not a pro -

I wanted throw out a challenge.

How about YOU be the supplier of some dope ass content too?

7 POSTS in 7 days

Up for the challenge? Tag your Instagram posts with #MYPOSTSARELIT

And, just have fun 💝

 

 

🖼 1

THE SELFIE

It’s okay to be a little narcissistic every now and again - get that glamour shot babe.

(not a) PRO TIPS: 

  1. Use your hand + the flip side camera. If you haven’t yet explored taking a selfie on your smart phone then, whaaaat?

  2. Self timer. Flip side camera. 

  3. A bluetooth clicker that allows you to snap photos from a remote location.

  4. Have a helper. If they can stand you.

    (use hashtags like, #selfie #selfiesunday #Itme #mystyle #metoday, #ootd)

 
 
TRADITIONAL SELFIE

TRADITIONAL SELFIE

TIMER ON 3 SECONDS

TIMER ON 3 SECONDS

 

 

🖼 2

# OOTD

Ever heard of it? It’s all about your style - and everyone has style even if it’s no style at all, still a style.

(not a) PRO TIPS:

  1. Try a clever “flat lay” shot by laying out your things and taking a picture from above 

  2. Otherwise follow steps 1-3 from 1

(use hashtags like, #fromabove #flatlay #ootd #outfittoday #mystyle #mirrorselfie)

 
 
“FLAT LAY” STYLE

“FLAT LAY” STYLE

MIRROR OOTD

MIRROR OOTD

 

 

🖼 3

BOOMERANG

The camera has turned into more than just taking pictures now. We can time-lapse, slow mo, take wide range panoramics by just a simple tap and maneuvering on the screens of our phones.

A clever boomerang is a fun way to entertain and engage. There’s one built into the Instagram app when you build a “story” as well as a free app in the App Store.

(use hashtags like, #boomerang #boomerangvideo #boomababe #livethelittlethings #littlestoriesofmylife)

 

like making the bed here looks totally magical. Right?!

 
 

 

🖼 4

FOODIE GRAM

Just as classic as the #selfie, #foodstagram pictures typically make our mouth’s water and our stomach’s hangry.

Take classics like,

🥗 The health kick.

🍳 I’m brunching it up.

🍟 Too lazy to cook.

🍝 “Somewhere nice”.

🥩 I’m on Gordon Ramsey’s level.

Whatever it be, we’re here for it and we want to see what you’re eating.

(use hashtags like, #foodie #foodstagram #onthetable #cookwithlove #brunching #brunch #darlingweekend #eeeeeats)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

🖼 5

“IN THE MOMENT”

These pictures are meant for you to document time while still living in that time. Like, take a ton of pictures on a night out or at the park, post a few later. Or story them now or don’t do either. Whatever, don’t think too hard about it.

The point is that you can still catch moments while still being present. It’s okay to pull out your phone if you’re feeling the vibe and want to capture something that moves you.

(use hashtags like, #currently #outandabout #momentswithsunday #liveauthentic #Itshappyhere #thatsdarling #livethelittlethings)

 
 
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🖼 6

SKY

Pretty much a no brainer here. We see it everyday. It’s pretty damn spacious and can be obnoxiously beautiful.

These pictures can also turn into great screen savers and desktop backgrounds.

(use hashtags like, #thatskytho #skyline #sky #weatherreport #clouds #homesweethome)

 
 
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🖼 7

BLACK & WHITE

This dramatic bitch (of a photography style) has lots of attitude.

Have fun with lighting, patterns, shadows.

(use hashtags like, #blackandwhite #contrast #lighting #morninglight #portrait #mycapture)

 
 
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🤓 wait

A few additional (not a) PRO TIPS

Your phone can do so much.

Utilize the edits and filters to make it extra bangin’.

Look the pictures below over before you go 👀

And, remember this should be fun. Don’t let the grossness of what social media can be deter you from joining in on it.

XO K

 
 
ONE PICTURE , 3 DIFFERENT LOOKS - WITH QUICKS EDITS TO THE BRIGHTNESS/CONTRAST/WARMTH/SATURATION

ONE PICTURE , 3 DIFFERENT LOOKS - WITH QUICKS EDITS TO THE BRIGHTNESS/CONTRAST/WARMTH/SATURATION

PLAY AROUND WITH YOUR FOCUS. LOCK IN ON POINTS OF INTEREST, LIGHTS, MOVEMENT

PLAY AROUND WITH YOUR FOCUS. LOCK IN ON POINTS OF INTEREST, LIGHTS, MOVEMENT

CLOSE UPS ARE COOL

CLOSE UPS ARE COOL

SOMETIMES IT’S JUST ABOUT CAPTURING FUN, MAKE SOMEONE SMILE

SOMETIMES IT’S JUST ABOUT CAPTURING FUN, MAKE SOMEONE SMILE

 
 
GET INTO YOUR COMPOSITION & IDEA

GET INTO YOUR COMPOSITION & IDEA

 
Kayla Tafoya