How To Make Your Coffee Instagram Worthy
When you brew a perfect cup of coffee at home, do you ever feel the need to share it with the world? Maybe you followed our guide on creating beautiful latte art and you want to share your creations with a wider community. While smartphones make it easy to snap a quick picture and instantly post it to the internet, you may want to take a moment to consider whether or not that's the best way to present your work of art to the world. Have you consider the lighting, filters and hashtags? There's a lot more work that goes into Instagram fame than you might think.
If you're new to Instagram, the first thing you need to do is download the Instagram app from your preferred app store. After that's done, it's all about setting up an appealing profile. Create a username that is at once simple, memorable and representative of the pictures you want to publish. It's important to not rush into a username - take some time to consider what is right for yousince it will stay with you as you acquire followers.
Once you've got the perfect username, set up the rest of your profile. Write a short, fun description of yourself and add a profile picture. This doesn't necessarily have to be of your face - depending on your goals, you may want to use a logo or photograph of something else. Just make sure it's relevant to the content you will publish. Finally, connect your account with your other social feeds. If you don't know where to start, just connect your Instagram to your Facebook page - that way you'll be able to automatically connect with your contacts on that network.
Your First Coffee Photo
What kind of coffee will be the subject of your first photo? Will it be a classic latte or mocha coffee? Or will you go with something a little more inspirational like a tiramisu frappe? Choose your favorite drink or one that you think will photograph well. Then, go ahead and start brewing! If you want to try out some cool latte art, consider using the Mr. Coffee® Milk Frother to get the perfect froth to work with.
Your next consideration should be the setting. Will you photograph your cup of joe in its natural setting - your office desk or bedside table? Or maybe you'll photograph it in an unexpected place like on top of a mountain or on a white sand beach. Maybe you'll create some latte art in an art studio! Wherever you are, make sure you account for lighting and focus - there's nothing worse than a dark and blurry coffee photo.
If you're at work, you may want to capture your coffee on your desk with supplies nearby. If you're an artist, photograph your cup of coffee amidst your paints and brushes. The goal here is to create an interesting picture that captures your personality and passion.
Basic Tips and Tricks
The editing tools that Instagram offers can make some stunning pictures, but if you're really serious about photography, you are going to want to eventually invest in a more complex photo editing app. This will give you the freedom to play with the light levels, filters, and other nuanced aspects of your picture. Doing so will ensure that your photos look great and appealing.
Beyond great images, use popular hashtags to get your photos in front of potential new followers. There's a lot of competition out there in the world of coffee photography, so you'll have to do everything you can to stand out from the crowd.
Once your photo is out there, be sure to interact with your followers. At first these people will likely just be your friends, but as new people start to follow your feed, they may be interested in getting to know you. Feel free to share information about the equipment you use to craft your daily cup of coffee. Share your interests and use common goals to build a network of like-minded people. Drinking coffee is all about bringing people together, and that's as true on the internet as it is in real life.