If you’re not aware, a new trend has arisen on social media in recent times, especially on Instagram.
We’re talking about photo dumps. The term refers to a series of photos that are uploaded in carousel format and which are connected to the everyday experience of the person posting the images.
For instance, a photo dump could feature a picture of you taking a stroll around town, followed by a snapshot of you drinking coffee at a local establishment, followed by you doing a spot of gardening at home.
There are no rules for photo dumps. They are supposed to be imperfect, so they don’t need to match the theme of your feed or your branding.
However, that doesn’t mean you can’t make adjustments to your images to give them more visual appeal. So, let’s explore ways in which you can do just that.
Create a Collage
If you’re looking for a professionally designed photo collage for your photo dump, look no further than BeFunky’s free online collage maker. All you need to do is drop your images into your choice of a professionally designed collage template to create a collage in one click.
Alternatively, you can choose from BeFunky’s fully customizable photo collage layouts. There are even collage templates available that are designed specifically for Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook.
Use Retouching Tools
One way of giving your photos more visual appeal is to use retouching tools for your portraits. You can use tools to reduce blemishes and fine lines, whiten your teeth, brighten your eyes, and even out your skin tones so that you can enhance your natural beauty.
If you always want to look your best in the images in your photo dumps and make your pictures more visually appealing, using retouching tools is a good idea.
Remove the Background
If you take a great shot of yourself with a travel camera sampling local cuisine on a weekend break, for example, but you end up with a photo bomb in the background or anything else in the background that detracts from the focal point of the shot, you can easily remove the background using an AI-powered tool.
You can then replace the background with a solid color or a transparent background. If you opt for the latter, you could add any kind of background that you want to your photo.
Crop Your Photos
Cropping photos is a simple thing to do, but don’t underestimate just how much of a difference cropping can make to the visual appeal of your imagery; especially if you follow design rules like the Golden Section.
By cropping photos in the right way, you can make your images stand out more. You could also use a tool to resize your photos to attain a similar outcome.
Turn Your Photos into Art
If you want to make your photo dumps more interesting and eye-catching, consider turning all or some of the photos you include in your dump into artwork.
No, you don’t have to have artistic skills. You simply need to use a tool that requires just a single click to change your photographs into images that look like watercolors, oil paintings, or Pop Art, among many other art-style options.
You could even turn your photos into cartoons! The latter can be a good idea if you want to have fun with your images in addition to making them more visually appealing.
Add Funny Elements to Your Photos
Following on from the last point, if your feed is all about fun and humor, consider adding funny touches to your photos.
For example, if you are a beautiful woman who has a photo of yourself looking glamorous, consider adding a cartoon mustache to your face.
Or, you could add a cartoon-like speech bubble to a photo. For instance, you could add a speech bubble to a photo of you drinking a cup of coffee that says “I’m going to be wired for hours now!”
Just make sure that you choose a fun or funny option that makes sense for your specific feed and photographs.
So, there you have it. You can add more visual appeal to your photo dumps in various ways to create more aesthetically pleasing or eye-catching imagery.
To recap, you could:
- Create a Collage.
- Use Retouching Tools.
- Remove the Background.
- Crop Your Photos.
- Turn Your Photos into Art.
- Add Funny Elements to Your Photos.