So I totally flaked on you last week. I figured not that many people noticed since no one joined the link up I tossed up for posterity. But if you did, I’m sorry! Making up for it today by going over TWO themes!
First, a little Instagram lesson/discussion. Warning: I’m not an expert. I’ve just learned a few tricks over the past year or so.
First Insta lesson: you are not required to use a filter. I KNOW, right? Sometimes, your photo looks a whole lot better with just a few adjustments to the exposure and contrast. In fact, unless the colors are absolutely atrocious, I don’t use filters at all anymore. That’s a personal choice, but I’m starting to notice that I prefer Instagram accounts that use either no filter or lessen the filter strength.
Second Insta lesson: adjust your exposure and contrast! There’s no magic formula (that I know of) so find a balance pleasing to your eye and go with it.
Third Insta lesson: I’ve also heard tell that it’s nice to have consistency within your images, and I’ve definitely found that to be true. I love when I can tell whose photo it is without even looking at the caption.
Okay, back to the exposure and contrast. Here’s one of Ezekiel after his (very dramatic) hair cut yesterday.
Here are some from the zoo yesterday, where Rosalie was in love with all the animals but ECSTATIC over the goats in the petting zoo. The photos are from my iPhone, so the quality isn’t great, but I did increase the contrast and I think it helped the images overall.
Let’s see what you have for me this week! Also, in the comment box, why don’t you share: a) Instagram lessons you’ve learned, and b) ideas for the March/April Theme Thursday schedule.