How many times have you seen Instagram feeds and felt a need to start your own that looks out of the box and really creative! Instagrammers all around the world spend tons of time building up a theme and then clicking pictures and editing them along those particular lines. Themes are not generated suddenly, it takes time to array your pictures and patience to find the perfect colour combination and filters that suit your personality and obviously your idea of photography. Of course, it is not necessary to always have a theme. You are your own muse.
But, if you are a blogger and a photographer and want to make your insta feed stand out here are some ideas to play around with!
One of the most difficult parts of photography is to simplify. The less cluttered your pictures are, the more they stand out. Minimalism combines simple discrete objects with vast and broad backdrops that is visually appealing and makes your Instagram feed addicting. Combine objects like cars and floras with bright block coloured or textured backgrounds to sizzle your feed!
2) Solo colour
We all have our preferences since childhood about our favorite colour since childhood, then why not use that favoritism to build our theme! Pick a unique colour and get down to capturing frames surrounded by or surrounding that particular colour. Use your editing skills to add finesse to your pictures by aligning them according to the same tints.
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3) Au Naturel
This is probably the easiest but one of the most appealing themes of all times! Nature is everywhere and nature is all around us so what is better than highlighting its presence in our insta feeds via the green and blue hues. It is aesthetic and original. The best part about this is you don’t need much post-processing or editing!
4) Use VSCO particulars
VSCO is an innovative picture editing app which can help you in easy managing of your feed. Why? because a certain combination of filters and other tools when kept constant leads to pictures with similar finishing. VSCO paves out an easy way to edit all your photos and it allows you to take inspiration from photographers all over the world. Play around with C6 and A6 and keep a stable temperature and tint to catch the viewers eye.
5) Jump in threes
INSTAGRAM design allows you to create lines of pictures in multiples of three. So why not utilize this property and create a theme out of it! Portraits, landscapes in different shapes and frames to maintain parity in diversity. There are hundreds of Instagram handles with the hash tag #thesimilarthree from where you can take some inspiration for your feed.
6) Repeat and Repeat
There is a queer attractiveness to repetitiveness and repeating objects creates a theme in itself. It is easier to conceptualize under such a theme because utilizing the repeated object requires a similar thought but in a new angle to make every picture distinct. The famous Instagrammer Muradosmaan pictures his wife Natalie in the #followmeto series around the world. Objects like hands, feet, umbrella, shoes can help you build an imaginative theme. By pixabay
7) Quirky chromes
Throw in some glitter and get over solid pastels and boring blocks. Mix and match hues to get a messed up pictures and trust me it looks astonishing! Use glitter, tiles and your paint brush to add tones which highlight colours. Photoshop is a brilliant tool here to add geometric shapes and lines to natural photos that look unique and help you stand apart from the rest.
8) Fade away
Faded pictures have a magical and mysterious aura about them that make an excellent theme. They look rugged and stylish and the fade attaches a feeling of robustness to simple frames. Bring out your poetic self and splash some multilingual captions that people are forced to click on the ‘follow’ button. By Markus for unsplash
Go back to the 70s! Not literally. But bring out the 70s and 80s environment out in the 21st century by capturing frames and building a theme out of it. Trust me Vintage never goes out of fashion. Retro sports cars, historical boulevards and the countryside edge to photos makes your theme very catchy. pixabay
10) Extra terrestrial
Use your photo shopping skills and go crazy on your editing game. Put cats in galaxies and rainbows in your coffee cup. Do whatever you want as long as it matches your madness. The unusual appeal brings out a theme out of nowhere and it requires attention and proper appreciation to understand the amount of thought that has gone behind each photo and there you have your theme.
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There you go! Have some fun with turning and twisting your creative nerve and all the best!
Written by Shivam Tiwari for WorldPhotographersClub.com
Cover photo by commfreak for unsplash