So the idea to write this post came to me recently after a conversation I had with a couple of very lovely bloggers at the John Lewis event in Cambridge.
I was chatting with Soph from sophhearts.com and Rebecca from bexfaye.com. If you don’t follow them both you’re seriously missing out, they are such lovely girls and their socials are just gorgeous. A high recommendation from me!
We got onto the conversation of Instagram photos because as you can probably imagine when you get a bunch of blogging gals together at an event, there are more than just a few photos being taken.
We quickly realised that we all have exactly the same frustrations when it comes to getting Instagram photos, especially when we’re relying on others to take our photos (sorry guys, but this was especially aimed at you!). It was absolutely hilarious to chat to the girls about what happens when we try and get our boyfriends to take photos and the repercussions that come afterwards. Honestly, sometimes it’s pretty tragic…
After having a right belly laugh with the girls and having had similar conversations with other Instagrammers, I thought it would be fun to compile a list of frustrations, feelings, slip ups and all the in-between that comes with curating an Instagram feed to see just how many people really do relate.
So let’s do it!
- No matter who is taking a photo of you for your Instagram feed, you’ll always feel a tiny bit of awkwardness at having to pose in front of them, especially if they’re not into Instagram themselves.
- A good flatlay session is almost as difficult as a full on gym workout. It’s like yoga with a camera.
- It’s a heartbreaking moment when you find the perfect backdrop for your photo but then quickly realise the sun is glaring right into your face.
- There will always be at least 43 versions of the same photo in your camera roll.
- Finding a new background for your photos in perfect lighting is like gold dust.
- ‘Mood lighting’ makes for the worst food photos.
- A near sure way to start an argument is to try and get your boyfriend to take an Instagram photo of you when you’re out together.
- Especially if you don’t like any of them and he has to take them all again.
- Sometimes a photo just doesn’t work, and then suddenly you move one little thing and it all comes together and BAM you got the perfect shot.
- People love to stare when it comes to Instagram photos.
- It really helps to have nice hands.
- You’ll often eat your meals cold.
- It’s really difficult telling someone you don’t like any of the photos they’ve taken. Seriously, there is no kind way to do it.
- Trying to gage where the best position is in terms of lighting at a restaurant is like a race to decide before everyone takes their seat.
- And if you make the wrong decision you won’t stop thinking about how much better your photo could have been if you’d sat elsewhere.
- Everywhere you go there is an Instagram opportunity.
- Some friends get it, some friends don’t.
- When you go out with someone who is also and Instagrammer it’s SUCH a relief. They just get that you need 100 versions of the same shot in different poses. No judgement.
- Other Instagrammers are also much more willing to get themselves into weird and wonderful positions, all in the name of the gram’.
- There’s nothing worse than taking a load of Instagram photos to then realise you’ve had your jumper tucked into your jeans just that little bit tight.
- Or when one piece of hair is covering your face and the person taking your photos doesn’t tell you.
- People probably think you’re vein for always wanting photos.
- Or at least you will overthink that they do, even if they don’t.
- When your friend/ boyfriend nails the perfect shot and you just feel so proud.
- Arriving at a restaurant to find they have skylights is like winning the lottery.
I could go on and on with this post, but at risk of sounding a little bit crazy I think I’ll leave it there. If you’d like to see the result of my photos after all this, you can find me just here.
I’d love to know how many of these you relate to!