IG-Worthy Self-Portrait Tips You Can Try at Home

IG-Worthy Self-Portrait Tips You Can Try at Home

Maan de Vera

Posted at April 21, 2020


Staying inside your house can take its toll on your Instagram feed. Sure, there's a lot of other bigger problems that we're facing right now, but it's also 100% fine to miss the simple joy of taking aesthetically pleasing photos and posting them for all your friends to see.

Worry not, because there are several tips that you can follow to instantly keep your IG-game strong without leaving your home. Here are some of great self-portrait pegs that you can easily do without breaking the quarantine rules:

1. Newspaper studio

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Chances are, there is a pile of random and old newspapers or magazines lying around your house. You just tape them against the wall and this will give you a nice backdrop for your photos. Just remember to use masking tape to make sure that you don't leave marks on your walls.

2. Sun-kissed glow

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This is probably the most common one as almost everyone knows that the natural sunlight is the best lighting to get those double-tap worthy photos. However, since you can't leave the house, you may instead use the light coming from a window and let panes cast shadows on your shot for a nice finishing touch.

3. Plain wall background

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Move stuff around your house and make yourself pop as you in front of any plain wall in your house. Just make sure to have fun with the other details such as your makeup, outfit, and hair to make the photo interesting. You may also add subtle props like a stool or plants.

4. Projector

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If you have a portable projector that, all you have to do is to look for cool backdrops that you want to use and cast it to a blank wall or cloth and you’re all set. 

5. Bedroom shot

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Turns out, you don’t even have to leave your bed in order to get great photos. You can take cute photos even in your pajamas or hoodies if you just set up a bunch of cozy blankets and fluffy pillows. You can even add a few props like a book.

6. Flowers

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If you’re one of the lucky ones with flowers in your backyard or balcony, then you don't have to look anywhere else. You can never go wrong with a floral backdrop, natural makeup, and a cute outfit. 

It doesn't take much to take great photos. Get your cameras ready, and put them in timer mode. You'll see how a little bit of creativity will go a long way. Snap away, everyone!

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