There are many things that go into making a “good Instagram photo”, or one that gets a lot of positive feedback from followers- anything from the quality of the picture, to the content, or even the caption and the connection a reader forms with it.

One way to create an Instagram picture that is visually pleasing is to use the power of ‘Negative Space’. Negative space is the amount of empty or non-busy portion of a picture. When you include negative space, it draws the reader’s eye to the subject, and keeps the focus on what is important.

Some examples would be a person standing in front of a plain blue wall. The blue wall is the negative space, and creates a visually pleasing and non-distracting picture. Try to simplify your Instagram pictures by using negative space, and see how visually pleasing and attractive your feed will become!