I absolutely LOVE the book community on Instagram. There are great books, great people, and most of all, great photos! If you are looking to start a bookstagram, or just wanting to post a picture of the book you're #currentlyreading, here are some tips on how to edit your pictures.
Part 1: Taking Your Photos
Now, before we start going to town, we need to prep for our bookstagram photo shoot. Make sure if you are taking your photos inside, you take them where there is a lot of natural light. I am fortunate enough to have a sun porch in my house that provides the perfect place to take my pictures, but you can take your pictures any place with lots of light. Windows, doors, and the hole in your roof are all perfect for natural light.
You also want to make sure the background of your photo is in order. If you're taking your picture in your bedroom or in front of a bookshelf, make sure that everything behind the focus of the picture is pleasing as well. Nobody and I mean nobody wants to see your dirty laundry on the floor behind your current read.
Tips for taking great photos:
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While she shops for new books,
If I read a book that cost me $20 and I get one good idea, I've gotten one of the greatest bargains of all time."
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From her viewfinder,
The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera."
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From behind her camera,
Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”
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From her book rating throne,
He returned my smile with a half grin. "So what do you blog about? Knitting? Puzzles? Being lonely?"
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