From Oct. 22-23, London's East Gallery hosted the My World Shared photography exhibit, which may not seem unusual, until you learn that this was the first exhibit ever curated to feature only Instagram pics.
A community of passionate "Instagrammers" have launched the exhibit and a website that's stocked with info for other Instagram addicts, like city-based groups, photo walks, and tips on how to become Most Popular, how to boost your profile, even "10 ways to make Instagram profitable."
If you're looking to up the ante in Instagram yourself, we've rounded up a few tips on how to take better cellphone pics below. Snap away!
- Play with angles — Don't just take photos from your eye view! Be adventurous and get low, high, or level with an object to snap some really interesting angles.
- Get close — Because camera phones have lower resolution than a full-blown digital camera, it's best to take images as close as you can, but be sure to stay within proper range so your pics don't look grainy or blurry.
- Get focused — Choosing to focus on one particular object will generally create more interesting photos. Instead of snapping the entire scene at the beach, hone in on the seashells that wash up on shore, a playful umbrella, palm trees, or kids playing in the surf.
- Make sure your subject is well-lit — If your camera doesn't have a built-in flash, try to take a pic in an environment with decent lighting. If you are indoors, simply turn on some lights!
- Keep your camera lens clean — We all know how dirty cell phones can get. Just wiping off your lens with the proper cleaner and a soft cloth can make a world of difference.