I get a lot of people asking how to blend their personal snapshots more seamlessly with Wellness Stock Shop photos.
I'll be honest, my first thought - I am so happy to have such brilliant people in my community!
Tapping into stock photos to boost the overall quality of your feed - and to ease the time + pressure of having to produce all your own photos - is such a BOSS move!
Talk about working smarter, not harder.
BTW, here's the best place to find your Instagram photos.
So, here's the cool thing...
I strategically maintain a natural-looking finish on Wellness Stock Shop photos, which makes them:
- Perfect for instagram, because people want to see real, beautiful, story-telling imagery
- Super versatile - they look great with iPhone snapshots (i.e. selfies, food photos, product shots, etc)
- Easily blendable with just a light filter on your own personal photos
Check out how @donnamariewellness has sprinkled in her own iPhone snapshots with Wellness Stock Shop photos...
Here are a few easy tips to improve the look of your own snapshots to help them blend even more beautifully with Wellness Stock Shop Photos:
Before we get to the editing bit, we need to have a heart-to-heart. No photo filter will fix ugly lighting.
Please raise your right hand and commit here + now to only ever use natural lighting for your photos. (Window light is best)
Okay, now we're ready to edit. To stay cohesive, you'll want to choose 2-3 filters that are minimal with a natural feel.
WARNING: I do not recommend using any filters inside the Instagram app. They're outdated and often:
- Under/Overly Contrasty
- Strangely Hued (i.e. orange-y)
My favorite are the Pop, Everyday, and Lite Bright filters inside the Essentials collection.
Finally, sprinkling personal shots evenly throughout your feed - rather than posting several in congestion - creates a balanced feed, keeps viewers' eyes moving + focused on the overall appearance of the feed, and maintains an overall higher quality perception.
A good rule of thumb is to not post similar photos side-by-side, or stacked on top of eachother. Instead, try separating them with either 4 or six photos in between.
That's it! It's super simple.
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