How to become a Travel Pro on Instagram?

Don’t you wish that your Instagram feed could be as classy and interesting like those travel bloggers you follow?

Do you want your love of discovering new places to reflect in your pictures?

Do you want to share your love for travelling with people all over the world?

Well, here are some tips that will set you on the track towards becoming a travel pro on Instagram. Read on!

Visit lots of different places

This is a no-brainer, of course. Variety is the spice of life and your followers will appreciate being able to view lots of different landscapes.

While having a themed feed works for some users, most people report being drawn to users that have lots of different landscapes on their feed. So if your last vacation was at a hill station, it’s time to hit the beach!

Image source: scm.ulster.ac.uk
Image source: scm.ulster.ac.uk

Post-processing to the rescue

While most pictures look best natural, especially landscapes, sometimes a photograph lacks the right saturation or contrast. To fix this you should process your pictures using some editing software. If you are using your mobile, I strongly recommend VSCO.

How post processing can transform a picture. Image source: juzaphoto.com
How post processing can transform a picture. Image source: juzaphoto.com

Avoid presets

Presets snatch away a lot of your freedom, and using the same preset over and over will make your feed monotonous. It’s all right to use them on occasion, but it’s recommended that you avoid overdoing it. Instagram also offers a variety of presets, but personally I think they are too dramatic. Always go for the most subtly preset you can find.

Overdone filters can ruin a photograph. Image source: designbump.com
Overdone filters can ruin a photograph. Image source: designbump.com

Include life in your pictures

Your viewers will feel more engaged if your pictures also have some life in them. Try to capture portraits of local people, or include people in you landscapes. Some movement in the picture also works great.

Notice how the birds add life and movement to the picture. Image source: bahai.org
Notice how the birds add life and movement to the picture. Image source: bahai.org

Make your captions engaging

Use captions to add more depth to the picture. It can be an anecdote or something strange and endearing about the place you chose to photograph. Help your viewers understand why you chose to photograph what you photographed. If the picture features some people, talk to them and ask them if there is anything they want to share, and use that as a caption.

Brandon Stanton (of the Humans of NY fame) is famous for his engaging captions.
Brandon Stanton (of the Humans of NY fame) is famous for his engaging captions.

Be fearless

The only way to get a stunning photograph is to be fearless. If you want to capture something that no one else has, then you will have to pull yourself together and photograph what no one else had the guts to. Talk to people, go out there and free yourself of all inhibitions. Honest photography is the best photography.

Sometimes you need to go the extra mile for the perfect shot. Image source: tribayana.ru
Sometimes you need to go the extra mile for the perfect shot. Image source: tribayana.ru

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