One of our favourite Instagrammers in Australia is Melbourne-based photographer + stylist Cindy Chen, a.k.a @mrpaddingtonbear. Take a peek through her feed and you’ll see why! Inspiring travel narratives, artful vignettes and clean compositions of food instantly explain why she has amassed more than 90k followers – and counting.
Lucky for us, Cindy has spilled her secrets to foolproof photos on Instagram. Read on for 5 tips that will take your images to the next level.
1. Consider lighting
2. Discover your signature colour + tone
Think about colours and tones that you love and try to stick to a theme – both within a photo and across your feed.
3. Tell a story
4. Consider texture + depth
Use everyday personal items such as a cup of coffee, tea towels, books, flowers in a vase or jewellery to help create a ‘lived-in’ element to your composition.
5. Repeat steps 1 to 4.
The more you practice, the better you get at it!
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