Last updated on February 3rd, 2017 at 11:37 am
Ever get stuck with what to post to Instagram? we’ve all been there. We know that the best way to create an engaged Instagram is to post regularly. But who has time to always think of what to post? These 15 photo ideas for Instagram will totally have you covered!
I decided to take this a step further from my previous Instagram photo ideas post and give you a hashtag to go with each!
We all love an aesthetically pleasing image. Create a stylized image or “flatlay.” The best way to do this is to stick to certain colors and use a solid or light colored background.
Hashtag to use: #flatlays #viewfromabove #thegirlgang
2. On my Bed
Too lazy to get up? No problem! Stay in bed. Take a cozy snap. Make sure that you get full light so the image won’t come out too grainy or unclear. Bonus points for some fun socks or cute pjs. Take the snap from above or with coffee in hand.
Hashtags to use: #onthebed #onmybed #stayinbed #lazymorning
3. Looking up
We all know about looking down, what about your view looking up? This is such a cool angle and works great for buildings and landscapes.
Hashtags to use: #Lookingup #myperspective #myview
4. Share the season
Seasonal photos tend to perform really well on Instagram. Share about whatever season we’re in or the holidays.
Hashtags: #TistheSeason #ABMAutumn
Take a different view and only show part of the image or take a different angle. This gives your audience a unique perspective.
Hashtags: #VscoVisuals #Nothingisordinary #thehappynow #finditliveit
We all start drooling when we see delicious eats on Instagram. Share a photo of what you’re eating. Make sure to snap before you eat it!
Hashtags: #Huffposttaste #f52grams #lifeandthyme #devourpower
7. Colorful Wall
Really make your images with a pretty, colorful wall. It’s so eye catching and makes your photos really stand out.
Hashtags: #abmlifeiscolorful #photosinbetween #myunicornlife #flashesofdelight
8. Focus In
With the new iPhones, you can focus on one part of the image and actually blur the background. This makes for a great shot, and let’s people see the details on the object at hand (or in your hand like in this pic!)
Hashtags: #livethelittlethings #postitfortheaesthetic #handsinframe
9. Where you’re going
Whether you’re on the road, on location, or in a hotel, we want to share in the experience. It’s always cool to showcase your travels.
Hashtags: #neverstopexploring #adventureon #rsroadtrip #mytinyatlas
Yes, y’all we’ve seen floors, but what about doors? I love a cool looking door! You never know where you can find a cool one.
Hashtags: #ihavethisthingwithdoors #doorsoftheworld #colorventures
11. Here’s looking at you
I LOVE the view of you from behind and then showcasing what you’re looking at. It makes the viewer almost feel like they’re there!
Hashtags: #soloverly #dailydoseofwhimsey #thatcolorproject #howyouglow
12. Work Station
I think people love to see other’s behind-the-scenes work and where they actual do their magic. Snap a pic of your laptop or desk and share in on insta.
Hashtags: #Bloggervibes #onmydesk #creativelifehappylife #creativebusiness #workspace #deskgoals
I think it’s always interesting to see the whole view of something. Whether it’s the inside of a restaurant, shop, or building, this is a great way to capture the essence of something. Take a step back and try to include everything in the pic!
Hashtags: #myperspective #postitfortheaesthetic #exploremore #foundforaged
14. Window View
This is a cool twist on what you’d normally snap. This can incorporate the actual window or just show off your view.
Hashtags: #windowview #viewfrommywindow #inthecity #throughthewindow #windowseat
15. Message it
I don’t have very good handwriting, but sometimes I let the words rather than the image itself do the talking. I love snapping notebooks or anything with nice, short sayings.
Hashtags: #motivationalquote #prettylittlethings #inspiration #thehappynow
Hope you liked these instagram ideas! What are some of your favorite Instagram photos to shoot? Don’t forget to follow along on my travel and blogging adventures on Instagram @heleneinbetween.
You might like, my first installment, 14 Photo Ideas for Instagram for even more ideas!