A homogeneous Instagram profile is your business card.
There are those who struggle with the darkest techniques to increase their followers, when only a feed with uniform colors would be enough to immediately attract attention.
This technique alone can help you double your followers in no time.
I hit my head for a while.
I was taking pictures, editing them from my computer with Lightroom.
They looked similar to my style but when I went to upload them to the feed…
This photo is out of place! But how is that possible.
And so either I kept moving the photo from my computer to my mobile phone in search of the perfect color, or I indulged in rough editing to avoid spending hours on it.
I want to avoid all this.
The solution is much simpler than expected and in this post I want to explain to you some techniques that have helped me make my Instagram profile smooth and double my followers.
I think it’s worth a try!
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What it means to create a homogeneous Instagram profile
I remember the first few times I went to Instagram and started seeing all these profiles with uniform tones, with a unique and well-defined style.
Here, having a homogeneous Instagram profile means just that.
An example is in the grid below.
Photos characterized by the same level of brightness, saturation, tones, colors.
Everything is designed to fit perfectly together and create a tremendously harmonious atmosphere.
How much I wanted to have such a feed too.
I had a repost travel account back then and I just post photos I liked from other profiles.
The photos I posted were too saturated, a little too disconnected from each other and from all different subjects.
But I didn’t give up and went to study.
I’ve discovered a few things I’d like to share with you to help you create a stunning profile.
There are several ways to create a seamless Instagram feed.
You can find tons of ideas in this Cosmopolitan article.
Really inspiring if you don’t know where to start to make your Instagram impactful.
What I want to teach you is something more professional.
I want to help you reproduce the same grid I showed you before @lisahomsy but with a personal style .
Using creative formats can help at first, but only with your own recognizable color can you really make a difference.
I’ve compiled five tips that will help you on your way to creating a seamless Instagram profile.
Before continuing, you need to give up the habit of posting every single photo you take.
Some will look great from your camera or mobile phone, but will have to be abandoned because they clash with the grid.
So, shall we begin?
Here’s what to do to make your Instagram profile look seamless
I am crazy about the idea that my photos are recognized even without reading the name of the person who posted them.
For this reason I have approached photo editing.
I wanted to stand out and create something truly unique.
Here’s what I discovered, after a few attempts but above all after stalking the profiles of a few influencers.
Let’s go see!
1. Get familiar with the editing settings
The first thing you need to do if you really want to take your Instagram profile to the next level is to start opening any editing app or program and familiarize yourself with all the settings .
I use Lightroom which is a professional program, like Photoshop, to edit photos.
It has a lot of features and is available for both mobile and desktop.
But I won’t go any further, if you’re interested in Lightroom, I’ve talked about it extensively in this guide.
Here I want to talk to you about essential editing settings , the ones you will need to edit your photos.
What I am about to tell you is something that you will not only find in Lightroom but also in tons of other photography apps like Vsco Cam, Snapseed and many more.
The most important settings are grouped into two panels.
The base panel, sometimes also called light, and the color panel.
You can find them in the photo below.
In the base panel there is:
- everything that allows you to adjust the light , in particular the exposure, lights, shadows, blacks and whites
- the temperature slider with which you can make the tones warmer or colder
- you can adjust the contrast, softening the photo or giving it a 3D look
- the saturation which serves to make the color more or less intense
In the color panel , on the other hand, you can go and adjust the hue, saturation and brightness of each color separately.
This is why is a very powerful tool and a favorite of bloggers.
There are also other more advanced tools that really allow you to achieve fantastic effects.
My favorite is the toning curve.
Do you feel capable of fiddling with your photos now?
2. Shoot in raw format
If you shoot with a camera or even with a not very dated mobile phone (my Huawei P9 does not have this feature) you absolutely must save the photos in raw format.
By default, all cameras save in .jpeg format because it is lighter and requires less memory space.
But if you really want to create a homogeneous Instagram profile, you have to exploit the full potential of colors.
I’ve already told you in detail about the raw format, but I still want to give you a little hint here.
Raw in English means raw, so the raw format is a unprocessed photo that retains all the information collected by the sensor during shooting.
Thanks to everything it contains, it is possible, with post production programs, to really do magic and recover areas of shadow and light or color details that you can’t even imagine.
In contrast, the .jpeg format is a file processed by the camera that compresses the information and returns only a part of it.
Leave only the ones you see in the shot. It is smaller in size and therefore easier to copy and archive but you have lost all the details on the lights and colors.
This means you’ll have much less editing freedom and the ability to recover from shooting errors in post-production.
But don’t worry, it’s no big deal if you can’t shoot raw.
You can always get great results by taking photos with a good phone and using the Lightroom mobile app.
3. Photograph in the same hours of the day
Light is very important in photos.
It’s not the same in all hours of the day.
At sunrise and sunset it is very warm and widespread and gives us that beautiful orange and delicate effect that we like so much.
At noon it is very direct and gives your photos a lot of contrast.
To pass to the evening which is completely absent and we can play with chiaroscuro and shadows.
How you use light already defines your style.
I love to photograph in diffused light, so I always try to go out early in the morning or find shaded areas at noon.
If you don’t have your own style yet, try different times of the day and try to find what suits you.
To have a homogeneous Instagram profile, it is also essential to standardize the lighting conditions.
Don’t go crazy at first, it’s okay to post slightly different photos.
I know for a fact that, in the long run, you will know which style suits you best.
4. Use Lightroom Presets
Once I’ve found the settings I like most for my photos, how do I make them all identical?
There’s a wonderful thing called the Lightroom preset.
A preset is a custom filter that you can create yourself however you like.
They are very powerful because, in addition to being able to apply them to any image, they are yours alone .
Not like those from Instagram that everyone can use them and copy the style.
That’s why it’s essential to learn how to make your own right away.
I’ve written a lot of articles about it.
Starting with what presets are and what they are for, how to export lightroom presets, how to import presets and even how to use desktop presets on mobile.
Since it is quite difficult to create your own at first, I made mine available in a secret Facebook group.
But you can download them now by filling in the fields below!
Also, I leave you the video of one of my favorite travel bloggers , @travel_inhershoes, where he shows how he edits his photos using presets and all the features that Lightroom offers you.
5. Plan your grill in advance
You may have created your own presets. Having all super homogeneous photos but if you don’t organize your grid well you risk having a nice negative surprise when you post the last photo on Instagram .
Fortunately, there are plenty of apps to help us do this.
I personally use Preview which is a very simple and intuitive mobile app to use.
Just upload the images and move them as you please.
This way I can combine the photos so they have the best visual impact.
6. Take photos of the same type
If you’ve read any of my other blog posts, you know how much I insist on creating your own unique identity on Instagram.
Having a profile with beautiful and homogeneous colors and not having a theme is really useless.
People are confused and don’t know what your identity is.
Then choose if you want to post photos of fashion, landscapes, nature, sea, mountains, food, animals, books, drinks.
You can also mix things up or find new ways to express a certain theme.
The important thing is to stay consistent with what the profile goal is and with what you want to convey to your followers.
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I wanted to leave you with my Instagram grid from a few weeks ago.
What do you say? Does it look homogeneous enough?
Know that it took me a year to reach this level and I still want to improve.
Achieving your own style that translates into a homogeneous Instagram profile is a journey.
You never get to the finish line.
Even the best always try to improve and change, a little bit, every day.
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At what level are you in the definition of your very personal Instagram feed? Let me know in the comments, I’d be happy to compare!
See you soon.