Thursday, December 14, 2023

A Guide to Creating Eye-Catching Bookstagram Photos

Bookstagram Photos


Hello, fellow book lovers! Today I want to share with you a few photography tips and ideas you must try for your Bookstagram account. Whether you are new to Bookstagram or simply seeking inspiration, this guide will be exceptionally helpful in sparking fresh photography ideas for your books


In this guide, you will find a variety of practical and creative approaches that will help you create beautiful and engaging photos for your Bookstagram feed.

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Tips and Ideas for Gorgeous Bookstagram Photos



Display Books By Color

Take a moment to look at your books and select ones with similar color schemes. One of the first tips that I would like to share is to display your books by color. This is a simple yet effective way to create a visually appealing and cohesive feed. All you need to do is stack books with similar color schemes on top of each other, and voila! You have a stunning photo.




Display Books By Color



Display Books By Author

Showcase your favorite authors' works side by side to create a harmonious and informative display. For example, If a book series you love just ended and you want to show off that book collection of your favorite author.

Display Books By Author



Use Flowers

Add a touch of nature to your book photography by incorporating beautiful flowers. Whether you have access to a garden from which you can pick flowers or It's simply after someone's birthday or event, flowers are an easily accessible accessory to embellish your book photos with.





Books In Bed


If you're not into using flowers and accessories, you can opt for a simple and minimalist approach to showcase your book. Just place it on a bed sheet, and let the book be the photo's focal point. This way you can achieve a minimalistic Bookstagram feed.
If you can find that right time when the sun shines in then you're in luck.

Books In Bed


Pets on Bookstagram

Integrate your adorable furry friends into your bookish shots for an irresistibly heartwarming appeal. Appeal to book lovers and animal lovers alike! Maybe your pet is the next bookstagram influencer?
Maybe it's just me but a cute pet on Instagram gets you an instant like.


Pets on Bookstagram




















Merch & Accessories

Book lovers are often passionate about their favorite books and sometimes they like to go the extra mile by purchasing merchandise related to those books. These bookish accessories like bookmarks, special sleeves, or pins can add a unique touch to book photography and help showcase their love for reading.

If you're a big fan of a particular book franchise and already own multiple accessories and merch related to it, consider displaying them alongside the books in the series to create detailed and immersive photographs. You can find cute book merch on Amazon & Etsy.

 
Merch & Accessories


Beach Day

Combining the joy of reading with the serenity of the beach is a great way to create captivating seaside book photos. You can also take your readers on a visual adventure by staging your books against backdrops of iconic landmarks and breathtaking landscapes.


Beach Day

 

Literary Travels

Take your readers on a visual adventure by staging your books against backdrops of iconic landmarks and breathtaking landscapes. Whether you travel to Italy, Paris or London, snap a shot next to iconic travel destinations.


Literary Travels


Open Book Shot


A classic but always comes in handy, it showcases the beauty of open pages.

Open Book Shot




Tasty Treats & Books


Pairing delectable treats with your favorite reads is a great way to make your Bookstagram feed stand out. You can leave your followers pondering over whether they'd prefer indulging in your book or the scrumptious dessert alongside it.


Tasty Treats & Books

 

Sweater Weather

Embrace the cozy autumn vibes and pair your books with warm sweaters and hot beverages.




Lights

Remember those Christmas lights you put away after the holiday season? Well, it's time to take them out again and add some mood lighting to your Bookstagram photos. Doing so will instantly make even simple photos look festive and beautifully illuminated.

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