Do you ever scroll through Instagram, come across a holiday picture, click on their profile and find that their holiday feed is aesthetically perfect? Well, me too. A holiday feed is made up of a variety of pictures, which could include scenery, food and outfits; they are also all carefully uploaded to complement each other on your profile page. The great thing about a good feed is that not only does it show off your holiday to the extreme, but it can make you look more exciting.
So, have you got some holiday pictures that haven’t made it to the gram? Or going somewhere soon and want to showcase it perfectly? Well, scroll below to see my top tips to getting that perfect feed.
- Variety of pictures.
Avoid uploading loads of pictures of yourself consecutively. As I said before, a holiday feed contains all types of pictures, such as from the food you have eaten, to the views you encounter. You can still include pictures of yourself, whether outfit pictures or selfies, just make sure your feed shows variety – perhaps by posting a food picture followed by a picture of a beach.
It’s important to have photos with the same colours scheme. You will find it easier to compliment the photos – e.g. a blue sky will go great with blue waves. You can see the effect below.
- Don’t be afraid to use the filters.
The Instagram filters can help your photos attain the same colour. I tend to use the newer filters, as they don’t affect the quality of the photo so much – my favourites are Aden and Slumber. I also reduce their impact; normally I use between 25%-50% of the filter.
As well as the filters, you have a variety of edit options, such as adjusting the brightness, or increasing the warmth of the photo. Don’t neglect these options as they can bring your photos even more to life, especially when you’re taking them on your phone. They can intensify skies or buildings and bring more contrast to your photos in general.
- If it doesn’t fit, delete it.
You don’t have to keep a photo once you have uploaded it. If it doesn’t fit straight away, delete it. If it doesn’t fit later on with your newer pictures, archive it. It’s a trial and error process. You can also save it as a draft first to see what it will look like as a small square. Daria from justobreathe.com recommended the app Planoly to me, which allows you to see what a photo would look like on your feed without uploading it, which is really useful too.
Hope this helps!