Do you remember your first photo taken with a camera, when you only had one chance to make it right and could never predict the printed result which often ended up with red eyes, awkward face or messy hair? Or your first selfie with a phone of such awful quality you could barely spot the features? Now look at your Instagram feed – we‘ve come so far! And I am not just talking about technology, we have so much inspiration around us – it‘s overwhelming. Photography is no longer for preserving memories as it used to be, it‘s about making the memories while taking the pictures, sharing, popularity, art… you name it.
Social media is packed with amazing cinematic photos, and although sometimes there is a team of professional photographers, make-up artists and stylists behind those images, there is another side to the story. Many photographers invite us to the behind the scenes of their perfect shots proving that it’s achievable to most of us with very minimal resources and even in the most unexpected locations.
In the constant battle for attention and hunting for ‘likes’ on social media, is it smart to reveal what makes your photos so flawless, you ask? Well, it definitely works for a Mexican photographer Omah, who has gained over 100k followers eager to find out how to step up their Instagram game. Even though he is a professional photographer, the truth he reveals with his photos is utterly motivating – it’s possible to capture a stunning Instagram-worthy shot with lots of creativity and a little bit of Photoshop magic. No one has to know that your eye-catching picture was taken in the public bathroom, a parking lot outside your office or, a true classic, in front of a screen – and this is what actually makes it impressive.
You can’t fully trust what you see on the Internet, take a look at this enlightening series of behind-the-scenes by Omah to find out why and learn some tips and tricks about how to easily shine on your social media.