5 Photo Tips for your Best Instagram #OOTD

August 30, 2017 3 min read

#MoreWithLess 

How you can feel better (and more like yourself) in photos

 

Travel Essentials. Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is ethically made, out of sustainable and eco friendly materials.

Part of what inspires what we do here at Encircled is the belief that we can travel, live and be more, with less. We also wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you and your support, so as a thank you we’ve launched a new postcard that we’re sending out with all new purchases. All that you have to do is show us how you're wearing your favourite Encircled design, post it on Instagram, and tag @encircled_ with #MoreWithLess. If you’re featured on our feed, you’ll receive a $10 e-gift card.

We want to see how you're styling and wearing your fav Encircled designs. We've put together this short how-to guide on how you can take your best photos. We think that Instagram is a great way to educate and cultivate community so we hope you can be a part of it with us!
GRAB A FRIEND
(or your Instagram mom/dad/boyfriend/husband)
Find someone who you feel most comfortable with to take your photo. You won’t need a fancy camera because many smartphones such as an iPhone or a digital camera will be all you need to get started!
Travel Essentials. Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is ethically made, out of sustainable and eco friendly materials.

Andrea in a Racer Back Tank,Black Dressy Sweatpants, Encircled Canvas Tote, and Slides

FIND NATURAL LIGHTING
Lighting will make or break a photo! If you’re inside, stand by a window and make sure the light is in front of you or coming in from the side. In this photo, our model Andrea is standing next to a huge industrial styled window from her right that shows every detail of her outfit.

 

What you don’t want is to stand with your back against a window because it’ll create what we call a “backlit” effect. You might be familiar with photos that turn out super bright in the background while your face and body is hidden in the shadows.

 

If you’re outside, aim for “golden hour” - around an hour after sunrise or an hour before sunset depending on where you are from. It’ll give a dreamy, soft look to your #OOTD.
Travel Essentials. Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is ethically made, out of sustainable and eco friendly materials.

Kristi in Wheat Beige Sleeveless Revolve Dress, Long Geometric Necklace, Ripped Denim, and Sandals

USE A MINIMALIST BACKGROUND
Look for a wall or setting that’s clean, simple and light so that your outfit can truly shine. On our photoshoots we take short walks around our neighbourhood to find simple, plain, coloured walls. Here, Kristi is in the alleyway next to our office against a light neutral beige-pink wall.
Travel Essentials. Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is ethically made, out of sustainable and eco friendly materials.

Andrea in Light Heathered Grey Wanderer Sleeveless Tee, BlackRetrogradeJacket Dress, and Blue Denim.

KEEP IT CASUAL
Be yourself! Smile, laugh, and keep your pose natural. Try standing, sitting, leaning, looking down, hands in pocket or pretending to take a few steps forwards to see what feels right for you.
Travel Essentials. Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is ethically made, out of sustainable and eco friendly materials.

Denim jacket, White Wanderer Sleeveless Tee, Sports Bra, Smoke Dressy Sweatpants.

TRY DIFFERENT ANGLES
Try taking snaps from the front, side, back, top-down, far away, close up, or even a flat lay by arranging items on a plain table or floor.
Try out these 5 tips when you snap your next photo on vacation, on a night out, or just on a day you feel your best. Good luck, and don't forget to tag @encircled_ on Instagram using the hashtag #MoreWithLess so we can find you!

 

Travel Essentials. Encircled creates versatile minimalist clothes with the everyday traveler in mind. Each piece is ethically made, out of sustainable and eco friendly materials.

Love travel? Join our League of Travelistas -
A community for women who love to travel. Click here to request access to our private facebook group.

All photos are copyright Encircled. Contact us for permissions/rights to re-use or repost images. 


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