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Pro Instagramer offers his top photography tips

So you think you're good at Instagram, eh?

Chuffed with your arty coffee shots? Overwhelmed by a dozen 'likes' when you last posted a sunset snap? Not bad - but not as good as Guido Gutiérrez Ruiz.

A professional photographer with an interest in travel and tourism (haven't we all?), Ruiz has been looking to improve the quality of Instagram by sharing his top mobile photography tips with Quartz

Follow these, and we're sure you'll be inundated by a new wave of followers. Probably. 

  • Pro Instagramer offers his top photography tips

    Clean your lens

    "Most people do not realize that our cell phones are always on top of a table or in a pocket, gathering dust and dirt. The cleaning of the lens ensures clarity and sharpness."

  • Pro Instagramer offers his top photography tips 1

    Be creative

    "Look for reflections in windows and mirrors. Every mirror or glass can give you a different view."

  • Pro Instagramer offers his top photography tips 2

    Play with the elements of nature

    "Clouds, birds and sun rays usually come out well in a picture. People and shadows are also good: Seeing someone from the back or the side, instead of the front, always suggests an intriguing story."

  • Pro Instagramer offers his top photography tips 3

    Look for geometry

    "Play with sharp lines and interesting angles (like looking up at a building). Long streets and hallways work too—you’d be surprised at how nice everyday buildings can turn out."