When I take images with my iPhone I always use the Camera. I never take images with the Instagram camera. My husband loves Camera + and VSCO, which are both super too. When I shoot images for Instagram I always shoot Square. 

Most cameras now offer this option, so if you can shoot in the Square format then please do if you want a Square image. It is to much better to compose for the format you want, rather than to take an image that you are planning to crop afterwards. Be in the moment of the image, rather than the image plus a border to crop! 

If you have an iPhone you can tap the screen to focus your camera on the subject of your image. You will then see a little sunshine. When you see the sunshine, you can swipe up to make the image brighter and swipe down to make the image darker.

This is the exposure and if you have an Android phone lots of the models have an option to adjust the exposure. It will probably look like this +/-. I can't tell you how excited I was when this first was added to the iPhone! It is brilliant for making images brighter but it is also wonderful for creating dark and moody images too. So fun! 

Today I would love you to follow this workflow and share some of your images in the Facebook Group. 

If you have any questions about your camera phones please ask in the Facebook Group. 

All the images in this lesson were taken with my iPhone 6.