How to Style Your Instagram Photos
Sometimes boring photos get made way more interesting by being shot from a different angle. Think about the perspective you want your photo of to be seen from. Everything doesn't look appealing with a straight front shot.
2. You had me at peekabo
Show a sneak peek or part of something that you want to share with your audience.
This is a tease and leaves your audience wanting for more, and you know what? They will stick around for big reveal.
3. The big reveal
No one likes empty promises so if you did a sneak peek be sure to follow up with the big reveal and make it pretty!
4. Everything is coming up flowers
There is something about a beautiful bundle of flowers. Flowers are refreshing and add life not only to your life but also to your photos. When in doubt add flowers.
5. Fade into the background.
Consider the asthetics you are going for as a whole (light, dark, multi-colored). Consider what you are photographing. Make sure your primary object stands out and does not blend in(unless that's what you're going for). Stick with solid backgrounds like white or black.
6. What's on the surface
If you're using a surface as your background consider trying things like wood, fur, and tile. These types of surfaces add texture and dimension to your photos
7. Birds of a feather flock together
If you have several things that you'd like to photgraph (i.e - nail polish, books, etc). Group the like items together. Grouping can add a cohesive look to your photos.
8. Things fall apart
On the opposite end of the grouping spectrum is spacing. Spacing can add a fresh and clean feel to your photos. If you're going to use the spacing technique make sure there is equal white space (depending on your background of course) between the items your are photographing.
9. Brand It
Using Instagram to brand your business? Well use any and everything that relates to your business to brand your photos. This means sharing photos that feature colors, quotes, fonts, or behind the scenes photos that relate to your business and brand.
10. Go with your gut
Not sure what to post or how to style it? Not sure if you even want to style or curate your photos? Well go with your gut. Styling can be as simple as sticking to a theme or filter. Styling your photos does not have to be hard and complicated. So go with your gut and what feels good to you.
How are you planning to style your photos for Instagram?