13 Things You Can Use To Instantly Up Your Instagram Game
13 best apps and products you can buy that will improve your selfies and get you more instagram likes instantly. Read more at mtv.co.uk
A bit miffed that hilarious Instagram snap of your cat didn't get over the 10 likes mark? Then check out this handy list of apps and products worth investing in.
Trust us, they'll instantly up your selfie game and get your pics looking as arty as Zoella and Kim Kardashian's in no time.
1. Lumee Phone Case
Made famous by the Kardashians and Beyonce, this phone case provides the perfect soft lighting for those front facing selfie snaps. Simply click a button on the back to turn it on, and watch ya face illuminate. Just be warned: your phone will no longer fit in the pockets of your skinny jeans – it’s quite large.
2. Mini LED Selfie Light
Dark selfies ruining your vibe? Don’t fancy carting around a bulky Lumee case? Looking for something a little more discreet than what is essentially AN ENTIRE LIGHT BOX? This mini selfie light is for you.
It’s a compact, portable selfie light that clips onto your smartphone when you need it, illuminating your front camera fleekiness in even the darkest conditions.
3. Candy Camera
A snazzy little app that allows you to view filters in REAL TIME – so you know which one is gonna make that selfie pop before you’ve even taken it. Handy. With 100+ filters and an additional editing tool, it’s not hard to see why 130M people have already downloaded it.
You know the kind of inventions that make you think WHY HAS NOBODY THOUGHT OF THIS BEFORE? WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THIS AND MAKE MILLIONS?
Yeah, well this is one of these. Case-cam basically solves the problem of taking a group photo. Using a mirror and an inbuilt kickstand, you can prop up your phone on any flat surface and take a pic remotely, and can even use another phone to see what it sees and check you’re all in frame. Genius.
Weirdly brilliant, Grip Snap is sort of a hands free selfie stick with a magnetic end that sticks to any metal surface. The flexible arm means you can bend it to your will, and get that on point shot you’ve been dreaming of. Just don’t be surprised if people look at you a bit funny when you’re waving at that pillar.
6. Selfie frame
Because who doesn’t look bodacious from the inside of gold, inflatable frame? Well exactly.
One of the biggest probs selfie addicts everywhere will relate to is the issue of weird alien arms and elbows ruining an otherwise babein’ pic (even if you do say so yourself).
CamMe eliminates the dilemma of unwanted appendages (lol) from the frame, letting you take a pic with just a hand gesture. Just place your phone on a flat surface (or hang it off a pillar with the SnapGrip above) and off you go.
9. Selfie stick and Tripod
This isn’t just any selfie stick, oh no – it also converts into a handy tripod, perfect for taking those remote snaps.
10. FrontBack app
You’re not truly a selfie KWEEEN until you’ve double selfied – and the FrontBack app lets you do just that, taking simultaneous pics with your front AND back camera. Forget an ordinary sunset pic – now your insta followers can see you staring dreamily into it too (sidenote: sunset lighting is FAB for selfies).
11. Double flash trick
If you’re poor af and can’t afford to fork out for a light up case or attachment, there is a nifty little trick to take bomb selfies in dark places, and all you need is a friend. Simply turn on the torch function on their phone, and hold it up in front of you both while you snap. VOILA – LET THERE BE LIGHT.
(We know for a fact Zoella uses this trick and everyone knows her selfies are pure fire)
12. Slide the exposure meter to brighten (or darken) images
If an image is too light or too dark, you can fix that at the source – with the exposure settings in your camera app. Just tap once on the focus square, and then on that little sun. It’ll open up a slider that you can move up and down to change exposure.
13. Turn on HDR/Auto
You’ve probably seen the HDR icon, but you might not know what it means. Basically it stands for High Dynamic Rande, and lets you take uh-mazing pics of contrasting light sources – sunsets, summat involving spotlights, bright sunshine against a dark figure etc. etc. – without distorting the light or dark area of the snap. It does this by taking several pics quickly at different exposures, then merging them together to create one image. CLEVER.
You can turn it on manually, but enabling the auto function means you won’t have to work out if you need HDR or not – your phone’ll do it for you. Just click HDR, then ‘Auto’.
- By Lizzie Cox.