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Photography and Composition for Instagram

A course by Héctor Merienda
Graphic designer and instagrammer. Valencia, Spain.
On Domestika since 01/31/2018
, Graphic designer and instagrammer

Learn to master lifestyle photography and to fill your feed with colour

  • 97% Positive reviews (292)
  • 6212 students
  • Spanish with subtitles

Learn to master lifestyle photography and to fill your feed with colour

  • Spanish with subtitles
  • 97% Positive reviews (292)
  • 6212 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 15 Lessons (2h 55m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish / English / Portuguese
  • Unlimited access forever

Although Héctor Campoy - better known as Héctor Merienda - is a graphic designer, his Instagram profile has been transmitting good sensations through photography for almost a decade. What began as a personal visual diary, has ended up becoming a platform that uses to show his personal vision of the brands he works for, among which are Wetransfer, Sony, Olympus or Jaguar.

Hector is passionate about color, shapes and textures, something that he constantly reflects in his photographs; and through his studied compositions, he shows us the world with a filter of ease and vitality that has hooked hundreds of thousands of followers. In this course, you will learn how to make flat-lay style and lifestyle photographs with a model so that your images are the best on Instagram. You will create clean and effective compositions that go far beyond simple photography, using only your mobile phone.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Hello
  • U2
    U2. Logbook. Preparation
  • U3
    U3. The sea inside. Project product
  • U4
    U4. Sailing in the open sea Travel / lifestyle / outdoor project
  • U5
    U5. Editing, processing and preparing networks (social)
  • FP
    FP Final project
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You will start knowing the work of Hector, who will tell you about his passions and what and who inspire him.

Then, he will give you some lessons to get started in the mobile photography for Instagram and he will explain the brainstorm process that will help you to land the visual idea more in keeping with the type of photography you want to make.

You will know the importance of the materials, which will share prominence with the main object of the image, when making this type of photographs and Hector will give you some tips to select them.

Once you have made all the necessary decisions, you will begin to take photos. First you will create the composition and you will make your flat-lay or product photograph.

Then, for the taking of lifestyle photography, you will need to perform a location search. Héctor will tell you some tricks to find the ideal place and how to direct your model so that the image is perfect.

When you have your photographs, you will go through the retouching phase, which you will also carry out with your smartphone. Using different applications you will eliminate small imperfections and make some color and lighting adjustments.

Later, you will publish the images in your feed and Hector will give you some tips to maintain a relationship with your community of followers.

What is this course's project?

You will learn to make two types of photographs using only your smartphone: a composition or flat-lay and a lifestyle model.

Course student projects

Who is it for?

Designers, illustrators, artists, advertisers, entrepreneurs and anyone interested in making their Instagram feed stand out thanks to the quality of their photographs and their impeccable composition.

What you need

No prior knowledge of any kind is necessary.

With regard to the materials you will need: a mobile phone with a camera, an Instagram profile and an object that you want to photograph and publish in your feed.


6212 Students
292 Reviews
97% Positive ratings

Héctor Merienda

A course by Héctor Merienda

Graphic designer and instagrammer

Héctor Campoy, better known as Héctor Merienda, is a graphic designer. During his training he studied analog photography and revealed and probably that has influenced the way he creates compositions and images, which make his Instagram feed a place where you could dive for hours.

He is passionate about the sea, cheese and bicycles, which he often portrays in the photographs that flood his social networks; although, like many, he began photographing his cat when Instagram was still taking its first steps back in 2010. Hector started his career in the social network as a visual journal of his own experiences and nowadays, clients like Wetransfer, Sony, Olympus or Jaguar rely on their criteria for their campaigns.


  • U1


    • Hi, conch. Presentation
    • A sea of influences
  • U2

    Logbook. Preparation

    • Logbook. Common basic notions I
    • Logbook. Common basic notions II
    • Brainstorming. And after her, calm
  • U3

    The sea inside. Project product

    • Rigs materials
    • Cast off. Composition and taking of the photo
  • U4

    Sailing in the open sea Travel / lifestyle / outdoor project

    • Marking the course: Search for locations
    • Weigh anchor. Take the photo
  • U5

    Editing, processing and preparing networks (social)

    • Edition with VSCO. Filters and tonal adjustments I
    • Edition with VSCO. Filters and tonal adjustments II
    • Retouch with Retouch. Remove items I
    • Retouch with Retouch. Remove items II
    • Edition with Snapseed. Selective correction
    • Engagement or community, captions and Hashtags
  • FP

    Final project

    • x Like fish in water. Photography on Instagram to reach a good port.

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Photography and Composition for Instagram

A course by Héctor Merienda
Graphic designer and instagrammer. Valencia, Spain.
On Domestika since 01/31/2018
  • 97% Positive reviews (292)
  • 6212 students