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10 Tips To Taking The Best Instagram Pictures At Home

10 Tips To Taking The Best Instagram Pictures At Home

Although shelter in place orders are slowly being lifted across the country, if you don’t have a reason to be outside, you should remain indoors. But, after a month of taking Instagram pictures indoors, your Instagram feed probably looks like Bed, Bath, and Beyond Boring! But, there are still ways to achieve the best Instagram pictures at home, with these 10 tips.

 

Tip #1 To Taking The Best Instagram Pictures At Home: Use Layers

Layers don’t only work great for jewelry, clothing, and ogres, but also on the background in images. 

Work with composition. For example, standing in the doorway at the end of a long hallway will give your pictures that layered look. You can also accomplish a layered look lying on your bed with clothes scattered underneath you. 

 

Tip #2 To Taking The Best Instagram Pictures At Home: Use Angles

Everything in your home looks different depending on the angle. So to create the best Instagram pictures at home, play around with the composition. You can take pictures under your desk, sitting down in front of your bed, relaxing at your desk. You’re limitless in the number of ideas and compositions you have.

 

Tip #3 To Taking The Best Instagram Pictures At Home:
Be Ironic

With the right editing and a Zoom background, you can create an entire ironic Instagram aesthetic. Everyone knows how those Zoom backgrounds look, but posing in front of them can bring new life to your feed, plus it will get everyone jealous at how photogenic you look on Zoom!

You don’t only have to be ironic with Zoom backgrounds, there are so many other Quarantine edition Instagram pictures you can take that will relate well with your audience.

 

Tip #4 To Taking The Best Instagram Pictures At Home: Embrace The Mess

Most people want their Instagram feeds to look so put together and aesthetic. But, why not try the aesthetic of a ‘relatable queen’ and embrace the mess. Messy photoshoots have always been a staple in high fashion, bring that to your home by taking a perfect mirror selfie in an untidy bathroom, or in heaps of clothes in your room. These pictures can also be moody and add depth of character to your feed.

 

Tip #5 To Taking The Best Instagram Pictures At Home: Purchase Some Essentials

Masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, the list is endless. While these should be conserved for those who need them, you can do some essential shopping to create the perfect set up for your pictures. 

 

Tip #6 To Taking The Best Instagram Pictures At Home: Use The Garage

If you have a garage, use it. The cement and cold stone embody the grunge or moody aesthetics of the late 90s. Even if that’s not your aesthetic, the contrast between the cement and a dainty aesthetic can be just as appealing.

 

Tip #7 To Taking The Best Instagram Pictures At Home: Get Caught In The Act

Candid pictures get the most likes on Instagram. But even the most candid pictures are posed. So you don’t need to fill up your camera roll trying to catch yourself off guard, rather, pose doing some of life’s most mundane tasks. Laundry? Photo-op! Dishes? Photo-op! Netflix? Photo-op! Cleaning? Photo-op! Online Shopping? Photo-op! 

You get it, any task can be turned into a photo opportunity. Keep in mind that for the pictures to turn out perfectly you shouldn’t be doing what you’re taking a picture of yourself doing.

 

Tip #8 To Taking The Best Instagram Pictures At Home: Tell A Story

Don’t be shy to have your feed tell a story or convey an emotion. Great Instagram pictures aren’t limited to looking great but are also visual stories. Think about the story you want to tell or the emotion you want to convey, and then plan out a series of posts that do just that. Be realistic, honest, and authentic in your storytelling, and use filters that add to the underlying emotion of the story. 

 

Tip #9 To Taking The Best Instagram Pictures At Home: Use The Drapes

Drapes aren’t only great at blocking out the light on the mornings when you want to sleep in, but also for taking intriguing Instagram pictures. Hide behind one with your drapes with only your face peeking out, sit in front of them, or hide playfully behind them. 

 

Tip #10 To Taking The Best Instagram Pictures At Home: Don’t Be Ashamed Of Your Bathroom

 

From a good pamper day picture to just a simple mirror selfie. The bathroom is your best friend. You don’t need to be naked in any of these pictures, just use the backgrounds and the most inconvenient lighting to create the vibe you want, whether that’s moody, tropical or playful. The bathroom has it all.

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