Guide to take Insta worthy shots of your Indoor Plants
Indoor plants are currently the most happening thing on Instagram. Right from cute succulents to leafy shrubs, herbs and towering cacti, accounts like @miradorlife have gained a considerable following in no time.
So, in this post, we’ve provided a step-by-step guide to help you take Insta-worthy photos to inspire your feed.
Utilizing natural light is the key to a good photograph. Use your phone without a flash to create photos of your beloved houseplants that are richer and brighter. You can take pictures of your indoor plants near a window or in a well-lit room. At night, you can choose sources of ambient light, like street lamps or table lamps.
Shoot at the Right Time
Nature is Instagram’s best filter. Make every photo of your houseplant more beautiful by using the time when the sun is about to rise, and clouds diffuse the light.
Never Overexpose Your Images
Overexposure can ruin a good Instagram photo. So, prevent overexposure by adjusting the lighting on your screen or using editing tools.
Follow the Rule of Thirds
The most well-known composition principle, the rule of thirds, refers to the method of balancing your image. As in the name, it divides an image into a 3×3 grid, so you can align the subject in your photo along the grid lines to create balance. So, always turn on the gridlines for your phone camera in settings, and use them to keep your photos perfectly aligned.
Take the Viewpoint into Consideration
Generally, you hold your phone around eye level and snap, right? But that’s what everyone else does. So, don’t be afraid to give a new perspective to your pictures. Try clicking pictures of your houseplants from above or below.
Everyone focuses solely on the subject, so it’s time to do something different. The above photo, for example, not only captures the aloe vera plant, but also includes the setting sun. Hence, each section of the photo offers something to look at and provide more depth.
Choose the Planters Carefully
Each component of the picture needs to be perfect, including the planter. Though the planter may look beautiful, it may not be made for your plant. This, in turn, may ruin a perfectly, beautiful picture. Hence, picking the right planter for your indoor plant is crucial.
To help you with this dilemma, MiradorLife has organised a free-for-all Green Itch event at Bangalore. This event will educate on various types of houseplants and how to select the right one for you. It will also talk about general care required for indoor plants and most importantly, which planter to choose for which plant.
Shop out edit
Lastly, creative photos on Instagram become an inspiration, so wear your thinking cap and get started. Always challenge yourself to find a fresh angle on your subject. Also, use props, like cute trinkets, photo frames, furniture, fairy lights, or your furry pet. Usage of props will help you stand out of the crowd and create a memorable identity.
Master these techniques and brace yourself for a ton of likes.