So a while back I did on how to look better in photos. This is similar to that but it’s just how to take cool photos. We know like people always want to get that cool Instagram photo hack. I just like photography. It’s fun if you like to want to make your Instagram feed really cool. I think will help you out alright.
The first tip is to always add a subject to your photos nothing is more boring. when you just see a random picture someone took of like a tourist destination. If we wanted to see the Santa Monica Pier we could google it. So always have something in your photo hack to make them more interesting. This could be yourself or it can be a cup of coffee or anything that’s kind of relevant to the area and that you think looks cool.
Next is to use a prism you can get these on Amazon. I’ll link it they’re pretty inexpensive and you can do some really cool effects with them. So all of these photo hack I took using a prism. It’s how you get that nice little reflection or blurry kind of light leak at the bottom of the photo. So what you do is take the prism and hold it up to the edge of a camera. If you’re doing a really wide shot. It doesn’t really look that cool you can do the side of it or the end of it like I’m doing here. I usually just do the side and it’ll give you this cool little effect like this.
Sometimes you will take a photo and it’s pretty good but there’s something in it that is just awful and it just needs to go it just does there are iPhone editing apps for this too but I’m going to show. You guys real quick how I delete stuff in Photoshop so I like to use the clone stamp tool and I’ll make the size about 50 pixels and put the hardness down to like 20 percent. If you bring the hardness down it’ll just blend a lot better press option and click down. Whatever you want to kind of copy and then you can basically start pasting whatever it is that you selected around.
All right so we all have those days where we just don’t really like how we look in a photo. Even models have to have them days like this. If you still want to get a cool photo hack but you’re just like I really am not feeling myself. You can add a pair of sunglasses I always do this when I’m traveling. So I don’t really like to get ready for the day then you can do a hair flip which looks really funny to actually do but the photos turned out really cool here’s a couple of them that I’ve taken it looked cool they just feel really funny when you’re actually taking it and if you’re in a really scenic location. You can always just do the back of your head again. This is really just stuff that I do when I’m traveling and like I didn’t want to put on makeup that day or something. It’s even better if you have your hair curled or in a braid or something like that.
Next, I’m going to show you guys how to do this cool little rainbow effect. So what you need to do the rainbow effect. Some direct sunlight which is always fun to shoot in and some shade and your prism of course. So whoever is holding the prism needs to place it in direct sunlight like I’m doing here and you just want to adjust the prism in the light. Until you’re able to find the rainbow on the ground or on a wall. Honestly, it can be a little tricky to get the hang of this part and then. Make sure that your subject or model is standing close by in the shade and just a warning the rainbow can be a little bright in someone’s eyes.
A photo burst is great if you want to get a candid looking photo that’s not really candid at all. If you don’t really know how to pose for a photo. This is a lifesaver all you do is hold down on the shutter button. While you’re taking a picture and you’ll see the number go up super quick and then you want to have the person. You’re taking a photo of taking a few steps forward do a couple of poses. The movement will look way more natural because they’re actually moving especially. If you’re trying to pretend to walk like it just doesn’t work you have to actually have movement.
Ok, the last tip if you’re only gonna do one of these I would recommend doing this. One you guys may know this already but the best time to shoot photos videos is during golden hour. Basically when the Sun is setting and rising and a little bit of the time before and after. So not only do you have this really beautiful glow outside the Sun is setting but this is also a great time to shoot because there’s not gonna be any shadows on your face. You’re not gonna have to like squint to look at the camera. Overall the lighting will just be very flattering. So not only will it look really pretty outside but it will make you look better too. So really a great time to shoot photos.