Photography Cheat Sheet: Old School Instagram Filters

Whether you’re curious about the origins of Instagram’s most popular filters or want to achieve their look with the real stuff, we have just the photography cheat sheet for you.

Instagram may be the biggest thing to hit the online world in recent decades, but the visual aesthetics that catapulted it to popularity were largely borrowed from the glory days of film. In fact, without these retro vibes and nostalgic feels, it probably wouldn’t have enjoyed the phenomenal success and influence we see to this day. Want to know which cameras and films gave the famed filters their trending look? Today’s photography cheat sheet has the formulas that will give you the real deal!

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These are the Top 10 Instagram Filters Dominating Our Feeds Today

A study reveals the top 10 Instagram filters that everyone uses to spice up their feed

Everyone on Instagram knows that filters are the name of the game. It’s not enough to take pictures that have interesting elements or impressive composition. You have to slap one (or one after another) to make your snaps as eye-catching as possible. Only then will you start to gain likes, comments, and followers. If you’re new to the game and have no idea yet which filter to use, you may want to refer to the top 10 most used Instagram filters as found in a study by Iconosquare.

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