In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, famed photographer Mario Testino dished his secrets on taking standout Instagram photos. With over 1 million followers and arguably the greatest fashion photographer alive, you’d be crazy not to take his advice. Scroll down to see what the Peruvian-born cameraman had to say!
“For me, it’s all about capturing the moment. One always has to have their eyes open and their camera ready. I also like to have fun with the person I am taking a photograph of, so what I’m really capturing is that moment between us, and the camera is not a barrier between that shared moment.”
“One of the wonders of Instagram is that your images can reach anyone anywhere in the world. I’m Peruvian, so it’s important for me to write in both languages. Almost half of my followers are Spanish-speaking, and it’s a little more work for me, but they appreciate it. They tell me so in the comments. Communication is key.”
“Recently, when I was leaving London early one morning to catch a flight to L.A., there was this most magical sky with this incredible light. So beautiful. I photographed it and shared it because for me, I really felt it was something special that I was lucky to see and others might enjoy. A few minutes later it had changed. I guess, moreover than any technical aspect, it has to feel personal and authentic, regardless of what it is.”
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