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From Our Readers: 5 Things You Should Consider to Up Your Instagram Game

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Have you always wondered how creative people manage to always be on top of their Instagram game? Their Feeds are the ultimate #FeedGoals that just makes you envious sometimes. But worry no more, Candy Girls, because we found the solution for that!

  1. Make sure your photos are taken with good lighting.

If you're a fan of the Kardashians, you know that Kim Kardashian's selfie game is always on point. In fact, she uses a special iphone case called LuMee to have picture perfect lighting anytime, anywhere! Make sure your photos are exposed well. Use natural light to create a more instense and specific look on your photos. Good lighting equals good photos. 

  1. Determine the best angle.

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Just like some famous models and professional photographers say, angle is the key. To make your photos Instagram-worthy, capture every photo from a specific angle that shows it best and depending on whatever suits your style and feed. 

  1. Use good editing apps.

VSCO, Afterlight, Pomelo—these are just some of the most basic and user friendly editing apps you could download and use. They also give you the access to edit your photos anytime, anywhere. Just choose a specific filter or preset and stick to that so your photos look consistent.

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  1. Figure out the right combination.

Take photos that have the right amount of colors, contrasts, higlights, and shadows. A good photo mixed with great editing skills is a total win. You don't have to be a professional to produce Instagram-worthy shots. Just let your artistic side do the talking and your Feed will eventually come together.

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  1. Enjoy taking every shot.

A good photo represents the photographer's mood, style, and even personality. Make sure the photos you are posting are really a representation of your own aesthetic and style. Photos are mirrors of our imagination. If you take great photos, your imagination and mood reflects as well. Just enjoy every snap and you'll come up with great results.

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To the Person Who Does Not Know Any 1D Song

By: CJ Reyno

Never in my wildest dream I imagined to meet someone who does not know a single One Direction song or who does not even know, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and err… Zayn Malik. How did you spend your teenagehood without listening to their songs? The disrespect to my #StyPayHorLikSon. My initial reaction, Vas Happenin’?

Since I was 12 years old, that was way back on 2012, One Direction songs have been my official life soundtrip, my go-to songs whenever I feel happy, sad, mad, excited, and etch. I can still remember how people went crazy just to attend their concert here in the Philippines. I must admit, I was one of those. LOL. The group was also dubbed as, “The Biggest Boyband in the World”. They were an era. You really left me in awe when you told me that you do not know a single One Direction song. Their songs are gold. But I was a little hopeful when a new messaged popped up on our conversation, “Hey I know one, Make You Beautiful”.

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You do not know how my world collapsed after reading your message. I would like to say that I appreciate the effort, thanks, but they do not have a song entitled, Make You Beautiful, because it is, What Makes You Beautiful. I tried to explain but you said that they are just the same. (Tip: Never fight with a Directioner when it comes to this because we will not let our guards down). No! They are not the same. How can you make this big mistake? LOL. What Makes You Beautiful is One Direction’s debut song. Almost everyone knows this, “you’re insecure, don’t know what for,” ring a bell? The music video of this surpassed 1 billion views on Youtube. On my 21 years of existence, you are the very first person who told me this “I-Thought-It-Was-A-Joke-But-You-Are-Serious” statement.

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As a persuasive fangirl, I thought to myself that I should make you appreciate their music, that you should know that it is What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. The group may be in hiatus but their music is and will always remain superior. You are hard-headed lad. We even when to the point where you challenged me to treat so I can make you watch their music video. Am I even surprised that I agreed to this? HAHA. I feel like an agent trying to persuade her customer to buy a property on our company. You do not know how happy I was when you sent me your video listening to What Makes You Beautiful. I felt like I successfully closed a deal with my client. Not to exaggerate but I really jumped because of happiness after watching your video. It was the first message I checked that morning. Thank you for your effort, so much appreciated. Funny how our conversation starts with your innocence on One Direction until it goes deeper and last longer. Up All Nigh conversations which turned to almost Midnight Memories. Ironic how a Directioner had developed an admiration on someone who dislikes her favorite boys? Just like One Direction’s song, Change My Mind, “Never felt like this before. Are we friends or are we more?” I guess, like Liam’s line on Love You Goodbye, “It's inevitable everything that's good comes to an end. It's impossible to know if after this we can still be friends.”

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I was happy that I made you listen to One Direction. At least I made you appreciate and made you aware that there is a song called, What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. I am happy that you already found your Girl Almighty. Wish me luck on finding my Summer Love. xoxo, Your Directioner friend

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