July 10, 2019
While the most beautiful blogs and Instagram feeds tend to seem effortless, the truth is, they are FAR FROM IT. Shooting and curating photos can take a *lot* of time and effort, and are often way more thought out & intentional than they seem from the outside. While this may be true, since we live in a digital world where photos are often the first thing we see, learning to take and create good photos is totally worth the time. A photo is truly worth a thousand words and it’s been proven time and time again that on visual platforms like blogs and social media sites (Instagram, Pinterest, etc), having good photos is half the battle and can really help to set you apart from the crowd.
Today, I’ve outlined my top 4 tips for taking better Instagram photos and posing ideas you can try ASAP! Let’s get to it!
My first and favorite tip for taking better Instagram photos is to MOVE AROUND. Throw your hands up, whip your hair around, and just move your body! Everyone laughs because Iâ€™m always running around when taking photos but I personally think movement makes them FUN.
A few things to try:
I for one know how easy it can be to get stuck in a rut of feeling like you’re taking the same photo again and again, so next time you feel bored, try to change it up with a new angle! Lately, Iâ€™ve been trying different angles than Iâ€™m used to and loving it. In both of these shots above, my camera was placed on the group and faced up. I love how big it makes the sky look!
A few angles that always look good:
Props are so helpful if you feel like you donâ€™t know what to do with your hands (we’ve all been there!). Grab something easy like a coffee, hat, a purse, etc, and play around with it. It makes the photo look more natural! Iâ€™m always keeping my eyes open everywhere I go for the perfect props.
Some props I love for engaging photos are:
For me, Iâ€™m not super great at edgy, straight-faced photos. As someone whoâ€™s smiling 24/7, I decided to embrace that and try to make it shine through in photos. Talk to your photog about something funny, and laugh it out! This helps photos feel more natural and candid then super posed and stiff.
And that’s it friends! I hope these tips help you take better Instagram photos and get your creative juices flowing. The best way to learn is to practice and try out new things, so don’t be afraid to experiment with each tip above and make it your own. You will only get better and better in time and become a pro before you know it!
Time to treat yourself to a Nordstrom shopping spree just in time for the Anniversary Sale!
I’ve teamed up with a group of bloggers to give one lucky winner
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