How To Upload Sharper, More High-Quality Photos To Instagram


I've been getting a lot of questions lately about my photography workflow, which I will make a separate video about soon. Since a ton of you have been asking how I am able to upload seemingly high quality photos to Instagram, here are a few of the things I do:

1️⃣ I hardly ever shoot with my phone camera. Not that these aren't excellent these days, but this is just what I prefer. I mainly shoot on my Sony A7iii, but most importantly always in RAW format. It's a larger quality format that holds more editing information.

2️⃣ Editing Apps: Listen, I used to be a VSCO girl too, and apps like that or Tezza are a great start. These days, I make all my edits manually using Lightroom Classic and Photoshop so I have more control.

‼ 3️⃣ EXPORT SETTINGS: This one might be the most important yet. You never want to upload a photo that is a small file or poor quality, that goes without saying. You do also want to be mindful if you're using Photoshop or Lightroom not to fall victim to Instagram's compression. If your file is too large this will happen, so make sure you crop/export to the 4x5 ratio at 1080 x 1350.

Make sure you have the settings selected I mention in the Reel and you're golden! 🥇

For more Wendy, check out the latest episode of the Give Our Take podcast.

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