Everyone today is seen with a phone in their hand busy photographing something, they find ‘instagramy’. You and me, both undoubtedly and unapologetically ‘Instagram’ too.
From sharing stories of our breakfast to letting our ‘followers’ know the time we return back home from work, Instagram has become an indispensable part of our lives. It has brought people including celebrities closer to each one of us by giving us updates of their lives.
Instagram has left no stone unturned. It has extended its reach in all the industries today. Travel, food, lifestyle, beauty, clothing, sports, fitness, business, etc have all been engulfed by the world of Instagram. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that the way we visualize the world today is largely impacted by Instagram.
Aesthetics play an extremely important role when it comes to using Instagram. Let’s just say, the stronger the aesthetics, the number of followers an Instagram handle attracts. The only simple reason behind this is that a visually appealing and strongly aesthetic image gives a sense of satisfaction.
Every handle is dedicated to a specific category and is designed keeping in mind the same. The most common types of handles found are:
Food: Food is huge on Instagram. There are many foodies who have started their own food Instagram handles and have grown massively. Instagram is a major reason why we are hungry all the time. If you are bored and happen to open your Instagram, you are sure to feel hungry and tempted towards delicious food. This doesn’t just stop here; if you visit a nice and fancy restaurant or eatery, you too get the irresistible urge to click and post with the right filters and captions.
Personal Blog: It can be said that with the advent of social networking sites, it has become easy for anyone to become a popular personality. Instagram has made it a piece of the cake for everyone to start a business page and categorize self as a personal blogger. All these personal bloggers do is, share updates of their lives, travel and visit places, and upload visually appealing and aesthetic images of themselves and other things. Based on the number of followers, they then become social influencers and collaborate with brands.
Travel: Not just people, but the world’s most beautiful places too have come closer to us. Wherever people go today, they try their hands on taking the best picture of the place. The wish to try clicking beautiful images comes after seeing other travel photographers’ uploads. Most of the Instagram handle with a large number of followers use their phone itself to click pictures which makes their followers feel that they too can click such images.
Fashion: Instagram has reshaped how people perceive fashion too. May personal bloggers dealing specifically in fashion have exposed their followers to various cool and fun ways of dressing. These fashion influencers tempt their followers to dress up in specific styles and upload pictures on their handle too.
Therapy and Storytelling: Instagram has provided a platform for all those who think they write well. There are innumerable poetry and quotes handle who generate content that deals with positivity, relationships, love, sarcasm, etc. The poetry and quotes are very often accompanied by beautiful pictures of nature, landscapes, skyscrapers, objects and also people.
Instagram has always been all about clicking and uploading pictures. However, how you click an image and how you see it is what plays a crucial role in making it look instagramy. Though instagramming seems easy, it is skill only few have mastered.