Want to learn how to take beautiful photos?

Image credit: @emilyquinton

Image credit: @emilyquinton

As you may have noticed we’re a little bit obsessed with Instagram and we recently stumbled across wonderful, fellow South-Londoner Emily Quinton. Her stunning feed is filled with pretty flowers and flat lays - all taken on her iPhone. In addition to being a talented, writer, Instagram Pro and photographer, she also runs workshops (Makelight Studio)and online courses teaching people how to take beautiful photographs. Did we forget to mention she is a mum of four too? 

Image credit: @emilyquinton

Image credit: @emilyquinton

Her workshops happen at The Makelight studio in South London, but she also runs online courses which ranges from photography for food, visual storytelling and Instagram for teams. Committing time and effort into learning something new in today's fast-paced lifestyle can be hard, but Emily's courses are tailored to fit into the busy every day life.

Whether you’re an influencer, have your own brand or just want to build an audience on your personal account, beautiful, captivating images are key. We jumped on the opportunity to get some inside tips from the creative force herself at her bright Dulwich studio a short while back and were motivated to take photos and invest some serious time on our own Instagram. 

Image credit: @emilyquinton

Image credit: @emilyquinton

The social platform is perfect for conveying a message and by following some useful tips and guidelines you can transform your imagery and reach out to a bigger audience. People are inspired by lifestyle as much as a product, and an aesthetically pleasing feed connects with your followers on different levels. 

Image credit: @emilyquinton

Image credit: @emilyquinton

Keeping a consistent visual identity is very important and it will enable you to target the right audience and also grow it. Sticking to a specific colour theme is crucial. By knowing your colour palette it can have a huge impact on your feed. 

Image credit: @emilyquinton

Image credit: @emilyquinton

Makelight's insights reports take a closer look at your feed and imagery, finding your common themes, colours and strongest shots. It's a great way to reflect on what works, what doesn't and what direction you should take.

Feeling inspired? Take a look at all the courses and options here.

Image credit: @emilyquinton

Image credit: @emilyquinton