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Top Instagram Techniques to Get More Likes

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We've put together a collection of photographic techniques that tend to get more quality engagement than other types of photos.

Photos taken in the following styles consistently perform well across a range accounts from influential photographers and successful brands that we’ve worked with to regular individuals.

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Top Instagram Techniques to Get More Likes

  1. 1. Top Instagram Techniques To Get More Likes © Instrument 2013
  2. 2. Photos taken in the following styles consistently perform well across a range accounts from influential photographers and successful brands that we’ve worked with to regular individuals. ! Try capturing these for your Instagram and see the difference! © Instrument 2013
  3. 3. 01 ESSENTIALS A top-down shot of everything you’re carrying with you. Mention appropriate brands and related hashtags. © Instrument 2013
  4. 4. 02 ADVENTURE MOBILE Fun-seeking vehicles are everywhere. Capture them straight-on from the side against a contrasting backdrop. © Instrument 2013
  5. 5. 03 TABLE SHOT A top-down shot using natural light. Compose asymmetrically or with perfect symmetry - do it with purpose. © Instrument 2013
  6. 6. 04 LANDSCAPE Get outside! Nature is beautiful and will do most of the work for you. Friends add to the adventure. © Instrument 2013
  7. 7. 05 FROM BEHIND To help viewers put themselves into the moment, add someone to the scene. Capture from behind. © Instrument 2013
  8. 8. 06 FROM WHERE I STAND Style points count. Let viewers step into your shoes and see what you see. © Instrument 2013
  9. 9. 07 PORTRAIT Capture someone’s personality. Make it unique or keep it clean and simple. Make it memorable. © Instrument 2013
  10. 10. 08 HANDS-ON Present objects or products by hand from out of frame. © Instrument 2013
  11. 11. 09 JUMPS A picture of your friend isn’t usually that cool. A picture of your friend jumping is. © Instrument 2013
  12. 12. 10 AIRPLANES Catch a plane in flight, close up, or at an interesting angle. © Instrument 2013
  13. 13. 11 ARCHITECTURE Showcase symmetry. Make it iconic. © Instrument 2013
  14. 14. 12 REFLECTIONS Still water, windows, and mirrors all make for awesome and unexpected images. © Instrument 2013
  15. 15. 13 BRIDGES Shoot from under, over, or from the side. Bonus points for fog or with a dog. © Instrument 2013
  16. 16. 14 FOG Get above or below the fog. Photograph things rising out of, disappearing into, or being blanked by it. © Instrument 2013
  17. 17. 15 SUNSETS, FLARES & RAYS Shoot during the golden hour and use lighting to make normal scenes look extraordinary. © Instrument 2013
  18. 18. 16 VANISHING POINT Nature, roads, paths to nowhere (or somewhere inspiring) tell great stories. © Instrument 2013
  19. 19. 17 DOWN THE STREET Compose with a vanishing point to share the city and neighborhood you're in. © Instrument 2013
  20. 20. 18 PHONE PHOTO Use a first-person point of view. Get creative with what you see on and around the phone. © Instrument 2013
  21. 21. 19 WHITE LETTERBOX Instagram is square. Only use white since black clashes. © Instrument 2013
  22. 22. 20 DOGS Pugs, frenchies, playing dress-up, and shake face all work extra well. © Instrument 2013
  23. 23. © Instrument 2013 © Instrument 2013
  24. 24. Photos used in this document are the property of their respective photographers and used for example purposes only. @hershelsupply @kylesteed @thuglifeforevs @hypebeast @jakeszy @jasonperryphoto @polerstuff @zachdriftwood @thiswildidea @kylebeck @grantheinlein @vsco @anotherfeather @sagebrown @trashhand @13thwhitness @ravimongia @moristeele @justinknox @seanametcalf @vernor @curious2119 @alexstrohl @jeremykoreski @johnprolly @streetetiquette @bejaminheath @pauloctavious If you would like your photo removed, please contact us at hello@weareinstrument.com @lucaventer @jermzlee @andrewgallo @carissajg @saturday @kevinruss @chrisozer @bvickery @connor @coldwaterkid @thenosyt @rypat

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