We know you have been bored recently spending most of your day at home, but even with travel restrictions, that doesn’t mean your Instagram feed has to be boring!
The truth is, the age of the selfie has been dying out for years now, (since 2015, when Kim Kardashian came out with her selfie book, entitled Selfish).
You can also notice a trend on Instagram in general, people are preferring more posed photos of themselves, often taken with self-timer or by someone else.
So instead of your boring selfies, here’s what to do instead!
1.Photos with Epic Backdrops
Even though it really doesn’t matter how you pose, it’s all about the background. So make sure it’s an gorgeous landscape or overhead drone shot. Go for a remote location, one that no one has any idea where to find. First them! Here’s Kristia Franklin posing in this gorgeous off-the-shoulder red dress in the Jamaican countryside with a row of red ginger lilies behind her!
2. #Belfie Replaces the #Selfie
Turn your back to the camera and twist your upper body around and smile. This is another pose that Kim Kardashian made famous, the #belfie. It’s really about emphasizing the butt. So be cheeky! Here’s Sue-Tanya McHorgh’s take on the #belfie.
3.Take the Travel Photos to the Next Level
The trend this summer will be all about those epic travel photos. You must be missing all the views of beautiful Jamaica. So this concept is all about posing in front of iconic places in Jamaica, for example, Holland Bamboo, Reggae Falls, Strawberry Hill, Spanish Bridge and so on. Here’s Annesha Adams posing in Holland Bamboo in St. Elizabeth.
4. Make IG Your Runway
We’re not talking about the impromptu photoshoot of you posing with your phone. This is you thinking about a concept, getting wardrobe, makeup and hair organized and going to a location for a closed shoot with a photographer (while practicing social distancing). Here’s Jamaican-born international model Zoya Yaseka’s shoot in Malibu California.
5. Take That Overhead Shot
These may require a drone, but will make for a truly interesting photo op. Here’s an example by photographer Corey Hamilton
About The Author
Kesi Gardner is an educator, marketing consultant, and storyteller. Her blog is hailed as one of the top 200 marketing blogs on the web. She has worked in the non-profit world, PR, and marketing positions for more than 10 years and provides consulting services as Director of The Storyteller Agency. Co which focuses on public relations, web development, content creation, marketing consultation and influencer marketing. You can follow her on ig @kesigardner