Remember the days when we didn’t have a high-quality camera in our pockets at all times? Taking a picture was a far more deliberate undertaking than simply reaching for your phone, pragmatically housed in the front compartment of your jeans and quickly tapping a screen (not even a button!) to capture something as mundane as a punny sandwich board outside of a coffee shop.
Photos were once a project! Something only professionals did for a living while the rest of us common folk took to a camera on special occasions, requiring the tedious task of lugging around an extra thing. Not to mention the wait time to view the results. Oy vey.
Those days are but a distant memory—can we get an amen.
We now live in extreme visual times. In fact, it’s how we mostly communicate. Case in point: the important role social media (more specifically, Instagram) occupies in our everyday lives. It can launch careers, it imparts priceless advice, it’s where we go to get style inspiration and keep up with our favorite athletes. So much can be conveyed with a photo.
You consume these visuals as a user, but you’re also likely creating them for your own channel, and they’re probably a little mediocre—sorry pal. The good news is that improving your photo skills is as easy as following our advice below. In this day and age, if you don’t have a point of view and a personal brand, who even are you? The time is now to tap into your aesthetic.
Keep reading and never capture a subpar image ever again.