If you’re someone like me who spends waaaaaay too much time on social media, then you know that aesthetically pleasing Instagram feeds are satisfying to look at. In this day and age, your Instagram feed is your brand. And, we must keep up with appearances! As a perfectionist myself, I am always nitpicky on my Instagram feed. I micromanage every detail, every speck, and every expression until it’s perfect!
After years of experimentation and research, I have established a process to maintaining a manicured Instagram feed.
1. Plan out what kind of Instagram content you’ll be posting.
Will you be posting landscapes? Pictures of your pets? How about poetry? It is important that you identify the kinds of pictures that will make up your feed. Whether you want to share portraits or artworks, you need to identify your branding! In my case, I decided that my content will revolve around the places I go to – buildings, plants, and portraits!
2. Establish your color palette.
This is optional, as all feed aesthetics come in different colors and sizes. But for me, I wanted my feed to have a consistent look. So, I used complementary colors! You need to pick a color palette for your feed so it looks united! When picking colors, remember the rules of color theory. Furthermore, pick colors based on the pictures that you can take! For me, our neighborhood is full of white structures and greenery, so that’s what I based my palette on!
3. Make sure to take your photos with great lighting
4. Use one filter for everything
5. Explore feed patterns
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