How to Make and Edit Insta Photos While Travelling

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Content creators on Instagram are constantly improving their work because they understand the secret behind quality photos. Maybe you are one of those people who love travelling the world alone or with your family, enjoying taking and editing photos and wondering how best to improve this.

The good news is that you don’t need to be a professional photographer or editor to take photos while travelling and share Instagram stories that pop. 

Read on as we reveal the secrets of making and editing Insta photos while travelling. 

This post is part of our travel photography series

Plan for the shots

A great way to create amazing shots when travelling is to take note of the shots you intend to have after the trip. The success of planning depends on your level of creativity and flexibility. If you are travelling with your children, think of ways to use photography as a way to entertain your kids and make cool new impressions for them.

When travelling, you should plan to take lots of photos and capture the best memories. Learn in advance how to edit and resize an image to make it suitable for Instagram before writing down your intended shots. Doing some research regarding the travel destination may be a great way to start because you will have a clear picture of your intended achievements. 

Use the thirds rule

As we discussed in our guide to taking great holiday photos of your kids, the third rule is all about creating an interesting and properly balanced shot that your audience will love. Photography beauty is based on how flexible you are to break conventions.

After mastering the method of shooting using the “Rule of Thirds,” play around with the photo composition to make the output interesting. Shooting from the ground while looking down is an amazing way to create different moods in a given scenario. The idea is to capture an object in different ways to make the photos interesting.

Work the angles

Photo-taking is about being creative and experimenting as much as possible by being flexible and avoiding setting the mind in one position. Make some movement and experiment with different angles at the end of every shot. 

Making movements will let you understand the benefits and limitations of different positions and focus on editing the best photos. For instance, shooting upwards is a great way to capture building ceilings for a more majestic view to attract Insta viewers.

Curate your Instagram feed

If you desire to take great photos on the move to share with the world, consider curating your feed. This will improve its aesthetic and make it appear organized and appealing to your audience.

Avoid using blurry pictures or posting them for the sake of it. Otherwise, the audience will not be interested in them. Filter the pictures that are not eye-catching and include only the beautiful ones.

Curating an Instagram feed requires time and effort, but it is a worthwhile trial in the long run. Mixing different kinds of pictures in your Instagram feed may be more meaningful and appealing. Add pictures with more space like a water body or blue sky to minimize grid cluttering and break the picture monotony.

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Avoid overthinking while shooting

Overthinking may be a big hindrance to capturing appealing images when travelling. Try and experiment with new things and gain confidence by having a camera or a phone whenever you are. 

Your ultimate goal is to inspire people with craft, so ensure that the learning process is fun. Photography ought to be enjoyable and a means of showcasing creativity, so avoid getting angry whenever you are unable to get the best photos. You will have a chance to improve and get great results by learning through mistakes. 

Use a scheduling app and upload photos

Photo editing is a form of craft and art, so even professional photographers leverage technology to improve their photos or enhance mood. Experiment with tools of photo editing to improve the quality of your images and understand various elements such as lighting, color, and more.

Using a scheduling app is a powerful Instagram strategy, scheduling, and analytics tool with different unique and free filters. While using the app, load all posts in one go if you want and start uploading your photos to the app you choose. Grab your exciting snaps from your travels from Dropbox, Google Drive, and the camera roll or any option it provides.

Select an image and start editing

After uploading images on the Plane grid, it is time to tap on a specific image and add some shine and sparkle. Tap the “edit” icon to open the photo editing tools and then click on “filters” to select an ideal editing style for your Instagram account.

The common filters for travel-oriented Instagram accounts include No Green, K2, Hicon Sunset, and Lenin. Editing the images well will let you enjoy a shiny, perfect, and sparkly travel Instagram account. 


Understanding how to make and edit Instagram photos will help you to capture the attention of your audience like a pro. Find editing apps that suit your specific needs and use them to enhance and refine your feed. After that, it will be easier to create an engaging and inspiring Instagram presence by uploading one photo at a time. 

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