IG Course: Photos 2

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    Margot Madison
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    Assignment 1, part 1: Read this post on the website which has examples of photos with the qualities listed below.

    ENGAGING IG PHOTOS HAVE THESE QUALITIES:

    • High lightness (Not dark images)

    • More background

    • Blue as a dominant color

    • One dominant color

    • More contrast (less saturation)

    • High amounts of texture in photo (versus smooth)

    • Duck faces (I am not kidding)

    • Natual lighting (no flash or inside lighting)

    • More contrast

    • Minimal editing

    • Props

    • A clear focal point

    • Products in situ

    • The “rule of three”composition

    • Unusual angles or view points

    • No extra garbage in the shot

    Assignment, part 2: Read this post for examples on how to plan your photos.

    PLAN YOUR PHOTO AND IG POST:

    • What story is the photo telling?

    • What is the goal of your photo? (to sell a product? to share your work atmosphere? to entertain?)

    • What action are you including in the caption?

    • Do you have props to include?

    • Find the best spot with natural lighting

    • Compose your shot before you take out the camera

    • Take several photos so you can choose the best one.

    • Know your final crop: square, horizontal, vertical

    Assigment, part 3: Write down some photo ideas for your work and plan out your next few photos. Here are some suggestions and templates to start you out on the next page.

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