Travelling is great, you learn new things, see new places, people, cultures. Many people collect souvenirs, a magnet, a snow globe. What we here at Beginning to Wander collect are pictures. Not just for our blog, but also for Instagram. This post is all about the best spots in Munich to take pictures. We will include tips and tricks to make your pictures stand out from the rest. So lets learn how to take Instagram worthy shots in Munich with the best Instagram spots in Munich.
Best Instagram Spots in Munich
Weather you are taking a picture on a really good camera, like the Sony Alpha range, or just using your phone, composition is key. Niklas uses this camera . Have you heard of the golden ratio? It is basically a really pleasing rectangle. It is a way to set up a picture, but not the only way. Another way would be complete symmetry.
This post won’t teach you how to grow your following on Instagram, for that you can find so many other blogs, this post will just give you tips on the specific location and where to find the Best Instagram Spots in Munich.
So, I hope you are ready for a list. A list all about where, and when, and how! Make your Instagram POP…
Empty places and Empty spaces.
Firstly, you need to know the spots in Munich. Have a read of our walking tour guide to get acquainted with the city and find the the best Best Instagram Spots in Munich. Now Munich doesn’t have a lot of open space due to people in the Old Town, where you find the gorgeous architecture, so you will need some patience here. What you could do is, you could always take many pictures, layer them on top of each other and photoshop out the people. I am sure not everyone has photoshop or the skills for that though. Niklas does, but when you want to post the same day this is silly. So patience is the next best thing. Use a grid to help you position the lines of the buildings and the streets. Look for depth, find an ally leading somewhere and do not be afraid to get lost! Google maps will always be there to guide you home.
Residenz was one of our favourite locations for the best Instagram Spots in Munich because of the tram lines between the bricks, the hidden walk ways, fewer people and tucked away beauty.
Residenz also offered archways for us to walk through and create a lot of depth. In both Residenz snaps we used symmetry. There was a middle point and the sides look the same as if we had a mirror. I mean this is real life, so obviously the sides aren’t 100% the same, but as much as possible.
Sometimes a picture is perfect without a human, but other times the human element makes it so much better.
Take as many pictures as you can! You can always delete later and choose your Best Instagram Spots in Munich. You don’t want to think “damn it, I should have taken a picture of that.” Hind sight is always 20 : 20.
Do not be afraid to get down on your knees or go higher up. Here are two pictures to illustrate angles. The same location is photographed, but one from 306 flights up and the other one from crouching down.
Alter Peter allows you to see a 360 view of Munich, the Alps on one side and the New Town Hall on the other. A change in perspective is always wonderful, just do not drop your camera from the tower! This is a must for the Best Instagram Spots in Munich.
Marienplatz, the square in front of the New Town Hall is flooded with people taking pictures, so to stand out and be featured on a feature page on Instagram, think angles. Look what the people are doing and do something different.
Lighting. Try taking pictures in the early morning or an hour before night time. At these times there are also less people. The lighting isn’t too harsh then and you don’t have daunting shadows all over the place. You are taking an Instagram picture, not telling a ghost story. The colours are also then quite washed out. No fun for editing. So have a break at this time. It is around lunch time anyway and you need to recharge your batteries, for yourself and your camera.
During summer Munich has a funfair in Olympiapark. Basically it is a summer German Christmas market which comes to life at night time. The neon lights add so much to any normal picture and make editing so much fun. There is a ferris wheel, so let your creativity run wild.
Every night from 7pm, Rocksommer has 2 lives bands with epic lighting. Again, great for edits and great for entertainment.
Munich is full of places to take photographs of. Some close by others a little further a field. Scholss Nymphenburg would be such a great bet. A stunning building surrounded by stunning gardens. This is a must on the Best Instagram Spots in Munich list.
Niklas uses Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 .
I use Snapseed.