The 5 Biggest Instagram Trends of Summer
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Picture collages, tons of filters, hot-dog legs…these all have one thing in common: They’re ghosts of Instagram-past. Instead, look out for these new 'gramming trends that are sure to flood your feed in the coming months.
Buh-bye two-minute-long videos. Hello, GIF-like animation that lets you feel like you’re in the moment. Just download the app, take a Boomerang of, say, popping Champagne or waving from atop that Independence Day float, and import straight to Insta.
Instead of hiking up the saturation or contrast like in days of yore (Read: 2015), this summer is all about the overexposed. This fresh effect gives a light, airy feel to the image, and can be achieved by shooting in prime photo hours (aka early morning), brightening the photo and upping exposure levels.
Go-Pro photos automatically make you appear a travel aficionado, but if you don’t have one of those little cameras (or an attachable iPhone lens), you can still get the cool wide-angle affect. Just download the app and snap your Bali pics through the curved filter for instant adventure upgrade.
Seriously. Lux, Hudson and Valencia all need a break. The best photos are the ones that appear the most lifelike, so if you must #filter, select one that leaves colors as realistic-looking as possible.
Sure, group photos are fun (and always garner a bunch of likes on social media), but a snazzy shot of you strolling down the cobbled streets of Florence or biking through French wine country makes for a gorgeous self-portrait. It is your Instagram profile, after all.