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Post the Most Insta-worthy Photos this Season

Monday, November 5, 2018
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Photo by Chris Benson on Unsplash

The holiday season is just around the corner, which means your Instagram will be brimming with pics of seasonal activities, parties, friends and family. Posting Insta-worthy content is no easy task. But we’ve put together some tips and tricks to make to make your Instagram sparkle this holiday season.

Don’t Forget the Decor

Instagram is all about the visuals, so add festive props and settings into your photos. Look for an artsy holiday backdrop around your city. November is the time to stroll along streets lined with colorful leaves. Look for festive window displays at local stores, a street lined with twinkly holiday lights, or just the dazzling beauty of nature to make for great photos! We loved this list from Shutterfly of 25 Creative Places to take a holiday family photo.

Use a Festive Filter

Instagram has great filters to help polish your pics. Turn up the saturation and add more color to your photo to make your photos look extra festive. Warm hues embodied by the holiday season make everyone cheery, so tune your picture to just the right balance. It’s the little details that make all the difference. A third-party app like VSCO Cam offers even more filters that will let your holiday pics shine.

A Catchy Hashtag

Keep your post light and humorous with a fun caption, then pair it with a catchy hashtag. Attach the same hashtag to all your post throughout this holiday season! Here are a few ideas to consider — #grateful, #deckthehalls, #HoHoHolidays, #CountingDownTo2019

You can also consider making a custom hashtag for your event or family (#LoveTheSmiths2018).

Embrace the Group Selfie!

A photo always brings more joy when it’s taken with friends. At your next holiday gathering, don’t be bashful! Take a selfie surrounded by your nearest and dearest friends.

Have a pet? Make sure you capture a picture this season with your furry friends, too. Everyone loves a good dog or cast post!

Smile Away!

The holidays are filled with fun, so you’ll have more reasons to smile throughout the season. Here are some simple tricks to make sure you’re capturing a warm, natural smile in your photos.

  • Smile with your entire face, not just your mouth.
  • Loosen up your facial muscles by massaging your cheeks.
  • Close your eyes, take a deep breath and then open your eyes slowly and smile.
  • Most importantly, keeping your teeth healthy is key for great photos, so don’t forget to floss daily and brush at least twice a day and visit your dentist regularly!