Wonder how to make your Instagram feed stand out? Instantly improve it by following these easy techniques using your Canon EOS gear!

Tell A Story With Your Photographs

 

Build your identity by embedding your style in the photograph. This can be achieved through using a subject for your photograph, the way you capture your subject and the style of which you present the resulting photograph. Instagram photography begins with what you want to say through your photographs. Be it if you use Instagram as a means to document the moments of your life to share or to start a conversation on deeper topics.  

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Photo by John Teoh
Canon EOS 60D | EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM | f/16 | ISO 100 | 30.0s

Canon’s variety of DSLRs and wide range of interchangeable lenses – full-frame, macro, wide angle and more – will help improve your Instagram game with quality and detailed photos.

Find Your Photography Style

 

Popular photography genres on Instagram include landscape, food, architecture and portrait. Find out which type of photography you want to pursue. Equip yourself with the knowledge of different photography styles to be able to successfully capture the emotions and story of your intention.

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Photo by Tze Hern
Canon EOS 5D Mark II | EF24-70mm f2.8L USM | f/8 | ISO 100 | 1/500s

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Photo by Marc. T
Canon EOS 60D |  EF-S60mm f/2.8 Macro USM | f/3.2 | ISO 2000 | 1/400s

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Photo by John Teoh
Canon EOS M6 | EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM | f/3.5 | ISO 100 | 1/250s

You can also find your photography style by getting inspired from EOS professionals on landscape photography , food photography and architecture photography.

Study Your Subject

 

Portrait photography can be tricky when capturing the raw emotions of your subject. Get the best candids by getting comfortable with your subject or creating an environment to make your subject comfortable!

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Photo By Matthew Teo
Canon EOS 5D Mark II | EF50mm f/1.4 USM | f/1.4 | ISO 160 | 1/60s

While the subject in food photography is still and seemingly easier to capture, you’ll need to find the right lighting and bring life to your still subject. The only time to play with your food is during food photography – photograph from different angles and use props. Look out for natural light as it helps to enhance colours and add the vibrance to the shot. Weave your own signature in your food photographs to stand out from the crowd!

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Photo by Marc. T
Canon EOS 6D | EF-S60mm f/2.8 Macro USM | f2.8 | ISO 2000 | 1/160s

In landscape photography, use natural light and check weather conditions. Test how your shot comes out using natural light versus using flash. Find natural geometrical compositions and play around with symmetry. Having a subject in your photograph can help to add depth and bring out the emotion you wish to convey in the shot.

Choose A Camera With Wireless Connectivity Function

 

After getting comfortable with what you want to photograph, think about investing in appropriate gears to allow your camera to reach its potential and capture the best possible photograph. The wireless connectivity function of Canon EOS cameras like the EOS M6 and EOS 6D Mark II allows you to upload your photos to Instagram with ease!

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Photo by Chen Yung Hua
Canon EOS M6  | EF-M18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM | f/5 | ISO 125 | 1/1600s

The Canon EOS M6 mirrorless camera embodies flexibility from its interchangeable lenses to its wireless transfer capabilities – perfect for portrait photography! Find out about the different lenses and functions to experiment with while using the Canon EOS M6 body plus all its’ other advantages as a portrait photography camera!

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Photo by Lemjay Lucas
EOS 6D Mark II | F/22 | ISO 200 | 1/6s

The lightness of the Canon EOS 6D Mark II  full-frame camera makes it good for shooting landscapes during long hikes or outings. With its powerful imaging features,  photography enthusiasts are empowered with the ability to propel their images to a whole new level. Its multi-angle touchscreen LCD, along with its live view function, make shooting from difficult angles a breeze.

Photo editing apps can help create a signature look for your photographs on your feed, and remember to include hashtags relevant to your photograph. If you have come to the end of this article, you are now equipped to go forth and photograph for the ‘gram!

Feature photo by Tze Hern