How To Take Good Instagram Photos

Insta_Thumb_Blog_3It’s about time for another video, don’t you think? In this video, I’m letting you guys in on all of my instagram secrets! Yes, I do use my cell phone for all Instagram photos, and no, you don’t have to be a profession photographer to take good photos! It’s all about… just watch the video! Hope you guys enjoy, and let me know what you think! xoxo


  1. sasa

    hahahaha too cute, babe! I love this video:) XO

  2. Great video and awesome tips! Thanks


  3. Loving the standing food photo ;) so cute!



  4. Haha this is such a lovely video! Thanks for your tips and yes: your photo’s are best!

  5. Albertine

    What an amazing video!

  6. Helpful tips! Love it!

  7. What a cool video! Loved it! Thanks for the great tips, your insta pics are always so nice!

    xx Su

  8. I loved the video and the tips are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing :)

    xx Mira

  9. Love this, too cute!!! Great tips, thank you for sharing! xo


  10. this is such a great video! love it!


  11. Hahahah this video was so much fun! Nice, Aimee, good job! Hahahha

  12. Cool post, thanks for sharing, you’re so sweet :)

  13. Beatrice

    So so cute and useful! Especially loved the end!

  14. So so cute and useful! Especially loved the end!

  15. Great video! You are so funny : )
    Thanks for the tips!!

  16. Cutest video ever! Great tips too!


  17. shelley

    such a cute video! and very helpful tips :)

  18. Cutest video! Love your tips. My favorites the standing food shot!

  19. SUCH a fun video, loved the tip about using your friends phone lights to take the photo, and the one about sticking your butt out to get a good foot shot. Thank you!

  20. Love this video :D

  21. The butt/foot thing is so true. Yay, great video! – a clean eating bento blog. Japanese or Asian-inspired!

  22. great video! xxx

  23. I’ve never heard you speak before and I think I love your blog even more! this was awesome, fun and love the start and end with the video hahah brilliant
    Lazy Obsession x

  24. This video is super cute! Thanks for the tips!

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  25. Eni

    Love the video so much! Thanks for sharing your tips, they are really helpful!

  26. Great video! It was creative and funny. I like that you went a little different and did this instead of a regular post with more photos from Cabo. :D

  27. Thanks for sharing! :)

    Dress To Cook

  28. That was great! Thanks for the tips! Such a fun video. :)

  29. You are an instaqueen so we all bow down to these wise words of wisdom! Amen #Preach lol. Thanks for the sage advice Aimee ;)

    xx The Provoker

  30. hahaha you absolute babe! this video is helpful and hilarious :)
    thanks for the tips!
    The Fashionista Bubble

  31. haha loved this! Especially the guy shaking his head when you stood on the bench, I get that ALL.THE.TIME from people around me!

  32. This was awesome! I especially loved the end.. and it’s nice to see that other people sometimes look just as silly as I do when taking foodies and such! Though I think if I asked my friends to turn their flashes on so I could get a good picture, they’d kill me :( lol

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  33. zoe

    I’m always so curious to see how my favorite Instagrammers take their photos. Thank you for letting us in on your secrets! I can’t wait to use these hints :) xx

    The What’s In Between

  34. Nico

    This video is brilliant!! I love it really much, funny and useful at the same time, I’ll share it with my readers!

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  35. This was helpful and hilarious at the same time. I hope you start making videos more often!

  36. Love this video! Too cute :)

  37. LOL, so funny. Great tips and thank you for sharing. Your Instagram photos are always amazing.

    Fabulous 30s

  38. Nicole

    Yay! Thanks for sharing this ;) I’ve always wondered how you take your photos!

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  39. Wow we’re definitly ready for instagram photos ! love your mouth by the way ahah

  40. Nicole

    Oh and can I just say that you are too adorable!!! :)

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  41. Such a cool video! I really enjoyed. Never knew you were putting in so much effort to take a picture of your food hahaha ;)

  42. This video is very cool- I like it! :D

  43. Very nice video and great idea!!!!


  44. Aha! I don’t think I have the balls now to ask random strangers for oufit pics, but that’s what family and friends are for..or my camera that can take pics on voice command with the simple word “cheese” >.< . I definitely do the booty thing though with the shoe/outfit shot. And i'm that girl that makes everyone wait to eat while I take a pic of the food..dope video! =P

  45. Hahah I love this video! I am new to instagram and the other day I wanted to take an outfit shot from above but it didn’t turn out how I wanted. “Stick your butt out” tip here I come!

  46. Great video!! You’re such a cutie!!))

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  48. Wow!! Love the video and the tips. You’re so creative and inspiring… Thanks!!

  49. Haha this was awesome! Loved it! You’re adorable!

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  51. vanessa

    haha this video is too cool!!


  52. Thanks for making this video, I often wonder who will help you take a pic when you’re alone haha, made with usefull tips and with a fun factor, love it! greetings from Belgium x Linda

  53. This video was great. Sometimes we wonder how you awesome bloggers get such amazing photos. Thanks for sharing Doll!

  54. This is too awesome, Aimee :)
    Thanks for this!


  55. Great tips :))
    And I really enjoyed the video. I didn’t know your voice sounds so sweet either.
    I don’t see myself jumping on the sofa to snap the food, but the outfit details was a great tip for me.


  56. Adorable <3
    Thanks for the tips, but I guess nothing is possible without a good camera. :)

  57. I love this! I’m just now getting into Instagram so great tips! @trend_keeper ;)


  58. Super post !!! thanks for the tips !! you always have perfect pics on IG

  59. I really enjoyed the video! :)

  60. I really enjoyed the video! :)

  61. this video is so cute!! great tips and you are adorable!


  62. Rebecca

    Loved the video! <3 Thanks for the tips

  63. Haute Brunette

    LOVE this video! i’m def going to use your tips :)

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  64. Love the video! You look so adorable haha! Thanks for the tips <3
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  65. Super cute!! Great tips!

  66. Sabrina T.

    really great tips:) I love your insta pics usually!!

    Patchwork à Porter

  67. Great video!! we love it!

  68. Mary

    you are so cute :) :) i love your style, photos, blog posts! you are so inspiring – thank you!

  69. pia

    I love this video, so good!
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  70. Fun video and helpful tips! Thanks

  71. great! thank you for this tips!
    maybe u’ll stop by my site to see how i implement your tips to my photos ;)

  72. Such cute photos Aimee :)
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  73. Much needed! Well done & loving your style. (: Looking forward to more.

    <3 Carsla
    Founder & CEO of Connect-the-Cloths
    A stylist, foodie, & writer's blog in development.

  74. This video cracks me up! People always look at me funny when I stand on chairs to take a picture. Oops :) The things we do to get a great shot!

  75. This video is so funny yet so true! Thanks for the tips! :)
    Amy Farr-Morris

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  77. So much fun!!! :-) Love the video!! Thanks for sharing your tips!

  78. Great tips!!! and I agree with you, too many selfies are so boring! Thanks!

    Redhead Illusion

  79. You’re so cute! I actually stood on a chair to take a pic at brunch with my girlfriends last weekend. They all laughed at me but thought the photo came out great. My boyfriend also hates when I make him wait to eat just to take a pic — but hey, it’s the life of us bloggers!

  80. Thanks for all the great tips! Great video and you look amazing as usual.

  81. Great tips! I’m just starting to find my feet with all blogging aspects and Instagram is defiantly one of my favourites. I’m always looking at other bloggers Instagram’s for tips and inspirations on how to make my photos more appealing. Adding arm candy or clutch and sunglasses or just different items to a photo has become a fast favourite to make my photos less boring! I’ve always wondered how people mange to take a shoe/outfit standing shot and the ‘butt out’ tip is great defiantly going to use that from now on! Thanks for the great tips.


  82. lovee this little movie thanks for the tips !!


  83. That video is so fun, and useful, too ;) Love your blog Aimee, greetings from Scandinavia! Bisous!

    I’m a med student and a fashion blogger living in Helsinki, Finland.

    New outfit post up on my blog Arctic Vanilla!

  84. great tips i can use!! thanks for sharing =)

  85. great tips i can use!! thanks for sharing =)

  86. So cool :D I loved the video!
    Thank you for sharing your tips :)

    Xo, Giada

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  88. Such a cute video- thank you for the tips!!

  89. Kim

    Loved the video and your insta tips so much!


  90. KrisAndrea

    hahaha. so cute. thanks for the tips aimee song xx kris

  91. Amanda

    omg, after this video i just love you and your blog even more! sooo fun that you did this video, and it was really helpful for a instalover like me!

    lots of love from norway

  92. Thida

    That was the best video I have ever seen! So funny and original.

  93. I love your video so cute and funny. And all the tips were really helpful! Thanks for sharing!

  94. This video is beyond helpful & cute ❤️ Thank you for this ❤️

  95. Great!!! Amazing video! You’re an incredible girl!


  96. LOL freakin hilarious… Thanks for sharing!


  97. yaaaaay!!!! what a cool video!!! I think I’m gonna see it again ;)

  98. Hahahah we loved this video!

  99. Lindsey

    Great video! Thanks for sharing!

  100. Mei

    Really great tips and very cute video..luv it.

  101. Christina

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  102. Ha! So cute. Thanks! I always did wonder how you got such great shots, especially selfie outfit photos. And, I have one very pressing question; do you actually eat all that food? If so, you are genetically blessed :-)


  103. OMG this is totally me!!! Haha I’ll do anything for the perfect photo! Great tips! xo

  104. Jimena

    Best video! Really helpful! Thanks ;) xo

  105. haha you’re the cutest! such a funny and creative vid thanks for sharing this tips, I’ll def try them out, esp the standing on a chair for food photos lol :P


  106. SO cute… and great tips! Thanks!

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  108. lol.. you made me laugh with this video! you are so adorable, I saw myself in every single situation!!! please keep doing more videos!!! xo!

  109. Great video! The standing on table food shot is hilarious! :D

  110. This video is so cute and helpful, Aimee! I love that you have a sense of humor. Plus, I was totally trying to figure out the standing outfit shot the other day, and just couldn’t get it. Now I know how to pull it off! :D

    -Helen Grace

  111. Omgard this video is too cute, and so helpful! Thanks Songofstyle ^__^


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  112. BELEN

    Very Nice !!! Thanks.

  113. You should definitely do more videos Aimee, this one is fabulous & really useful tips too.
    Hugs xoxo

  114. These tips are absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for sharing :)
    Lorna x

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  116. I absolutely adore this post! It gives your readers loads of inside tips as well as showing off your fabulously fun side. The video made me smile so much.

    Beth xo.

  117. Haha, that was hilarious, love it! And nice tricks:)

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  118. Diana

    Very helpful, thank you!
    xoxo, Diana

  119. hahaha now we know! thanks for all the helpful tips! you inspire a lot of stylish women! woot!

  120. Oh my God, absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE your video!! You did a great job Aimee!

    Love from Munich, L


  121. Omg…you made my day. That video is just AMAZING<3 <3. And your little secrets are so helpful. Thank you so much for sharing this.



  122. Omg…you made my day. That video is just AMAZING<3 <3. And your little secrets are so helpful. Thank you so much for sharing this.



  123. You are the best! This video is amazing, very useful and so funny. I’m going to use all your tips, they are perfect

  124. lol amazing video lol although I can’t imagine myself asking a stranger to take pictures of me lol

  125. HAHAHAHAHAHHAAH OMG always love uuuuuuuu. WE DO THE SAME THINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BIG AIMEE !!! ♥♥♥

  126. hahaha, absolutely great!

  127. Meira

    Love the video ! Just wondering how you edited it ?

  128. This is both useful and hilarious – “I’m Bosssssy.” – thanks Aimee, really great tips (definitely going to try the “get my friends to do the lighting at night food shots”)!

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  130. Wow, this is a great video!! I’m always looking to improve my Instagram photos and you’re one of the best. Some of these tips are obvious, though easy to forget and others are just genius (um asking friends for their flashlights is simply genius)!

    I’ll be trying out these ideas ASAP!

    xo Jackie

  131. Best video ever!!

  132. These tips are amazing girly, so useful and will definitely be using them asap! And you are too cute in this video! Definitely becoming a daily reader thanks to this!

  133. Wendii

    Super cute and informative vid :) thanks Aimee!! x

  134. Natasha

    Wow, those lips at the end gave me goosebumps…
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  135. Hi Aimee!

    I am a huge fan! I love the video and all your creative looks and blog posts! I am an enthusiastic in this blogging world and you are a great inspiration for me! xoxo

  136. Christina

    OMG this is sooo helpful, can’t wait to start snapping away!

  137. tiffany

    do you use the camera app from the iPhone?


  138. This has to be the most helpful Instagram tips I’ve ever come across, and there are quite a number out there too. Love this video Aimee!

  139. I loved this video so much!
    So relevant, defs replayed more than I should’ve

  140. OMG OMG! Thank you so much for the tips!! It takes me forEVER to perfect an aerial ootd post! Can’t wait to share w/ you!

  141. Love this video! Super duper cool/helpful

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  143. This was really good!!! =) I just loved the video!! Thank you for the tips!


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  145. Awesome video, I really enjoyed it – thanks Aimee :-) Some useful tips – especially the one about using the built-in grid functionality.

  146. Thanks for the tips! They were really helpful especially the one about getting extra lighting from your friends for evening meal shots.

    Josephina of Josephina Collection

  147. Thank you so much for this video! All the tips are really helpful!


  148. Lily

    Cool video and awesome tips!!! I will try them all! thanks for sharing! Xo. Lily.

  149. This is the best blogger video that I ever saw! So good, funny and informative!

  150. HAHA! Who knew you were so silly!! Great tips! I will be putting some to use this weekend!

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  152. Xin

    Oh, so this is how it works! Cool tips!!


  153. Best video I’ve seen, great tips!

  154. oh this video is so cute and helpful ! love it <3
    xoxo manu

  155. I love the video! Great tips ;D

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  157. Love this video! Great tips :)

  158. This video was so helpful! Thanks Aimee.


  159. I’m sure someone else has said this in the 100+ comments, but as women we should watch our self talk. You’re not bossy because you know what you want. You just – know what you want. A man wouldn’t be called bossy. He would be called decisive ;) Great video Aimee!

  160. HAHAHA! I couldn’t help but laugh-out-loud at little bit at that last bit. Hilarious! I love how your personality shines through all of your videos. And thanks for the fabulous tips!

  161. Anna

    Funny and quite helpful) Thanks ;))

  162. Good tips and cute video! Love the tip about how to take nighttime food pics!


  163.!! Learned a few things and was completely entertained the whole time :)) Great job and thanks for the tips!!

    xo, a.f.

  164. Haha love this video it’s so cute!!

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  165. What a fun video! I think another good tip is to find your own kind of style. No one likes to see the same stuff all through their feed!

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  166. LOL! Good one Aimee! Thanks for sharing the tips. OK, now I know I got to stick my butt out when taking pictures of my shoes and pants while standing =)

  167. loveeeeee the videos so much, thank you for share us the tips.

  168. Wonderful tips Aimee! And don’t forget to have Apelpi smartphone battery charger handy so you won’t have to miss a great photo.

  169. Bloggers can’t be bashful about asking someone to take their photos…or giving direction. It’s your brand, your name, and your photos. I’m always surprised when I ask people to take my photo and they cut my head off or my legs or arms. WHY? Why would you think that it’s a good photo? LOL!

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  171. Thank you for this tips, I bet they will be really useful!


  172. Amazing tips! I’m a bar/restaurant blogger so I take looooaads of food and drinks pics – the tip to use your friends’ flashes is ingenious!

    – Nina
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  173. Your video is very funny and I love it but please accept this advice: do not give your cell phone to a stranger to take a picture of you if you are in other country. It could be a huge mess and you can stay posing meanwhile the boy runs away with your phone. Take care and good job :)

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  176. Omg definitely needed these tips! :) love you Aimee!

  177. Lin

    Haha love the video!

  178. This is a very cute and funny video. Thank you for posting it!

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  180. Absolutely love this video! Thank you sooo much for the great tips!

  181. Diana Sofia

    hahahaha LOOOVED it!!! So funny and useful! I love how you dare to stand up on a chair to take a good pic! lol

  182. Marina

    Such a great video! You are so cute! I love how you ask strangers to take photos!!! Excited to use all your tips!

  183. Such a cute video ;)

  184. So creative and bright! I was wondering what apps do you use to edit your instagram pics? Keep up the good work

  185. AWESOME tips! Thank you :)

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  187. that was the best!! thanks for all the fab tips, Aimee!!

  188. Such great tips! xx

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  190. This is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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