With over three million Instagram fans, Aimee Song – interior designer and fashion blogger of Song of Style – knows a thing or two about taking the perfect Instagram photo. So who better to show us how to capture the perfect snap than this social media sensation.
In Capture Your Style, Aimee’s new book, you’ll learn how to become your own master mobile photographer, whether you’re looking to launch an e-commerce business or simply share a gorgeous meal with your friends. This is a must-have reference for anyone interested in the ins and outs of stylish personal branding.
Watch the video below for some handy Instagram tips to get you started…
Some more tips from the book:
1. Forgo the square. I know that it’s tempting because the default Instagram crop is a square, but you can get so much more in your frame if you take the photo in full format. You can always crop it later…
2. Lose the zoom. When you use iPhone’s zoom feature, the image quality gets really diminished. It’s much better to take the photo from as close as you can get, and then cropping later if you want it to be closer.
3. Follow the light. Lighting is everything when it comes to photos. When taking landscape photos, golden hour (the time just before sunset and right after sunrise) is my favorite time to capture. It’s also great for selfies, but we talk about that in a different chapter!
4. Play with Perspective. Scenery, whether it’s a beach, waterfall, or side street can be beautiful all by themselves. But if you really want to capture the scale of what you’re shooting, you should add yourself or your friend to the photo! A regular size or small person next to a big monument or an even bigger part of the landscape can be majestic. Also, remember to look up. Trees, buildings, and mountains have a much different point of view from the ground up.
“Aimee has an incredible ability to capture simple, everyday moments and vault them to next-level chic. It’s amazing that we now have a guide to her filter-genius ways. #goals.” – Shay Mitchell, actress, Pretty Little Liars
“This beautiful book is a must-buy if you’re interested in optimizing your content, no matter if you’re just starting out or already have countless followers. Aimee does an incredible job of pulling back the curtain on how to build a top Instagram brand, and this engaging, practical guide will help take your imagery, strategy, and skills to the next level.” – Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power, founders of Clique Media Group (Who What Wear)
“An absolutely brilliant read and a smart analysis of the dynamics behind the crazy world of Instagram. Aimee will help you make your IG account fabulous while staying true to yourself.” – Chiara Ferragni, fashion influencer, creative director of CF, and model
“Finally! Aimee has written the first book to open doors on Instagram, and has given us all the opportunity to tap into her wildly creative techniques for taking incredible photos and curating a beautiful life.” – Rebecca Minkoff, designer
“I have always admired Aimee’s style, and this book is such a beautiful reflection of who she is, perfect for anyone looking for inspiration.” – Amanda Steele, actress, model, and Influencer
Capture Your Style
From Instagram star Aimee Song, creator of the popular fashion blog Song of Style, comes the very first how-to Instagram guide, breaking down the essentials to taking gorgeous photos and building your brand and following.
With over three million Instagram fans, Aimee Song knows a thing or two about taking the perfect Instagram photo. And Instagram is so much more than a platform for pretty pictures. It's the fastest-growing social media network with an engaged community, a major marketing tool for brands, a place where Beyonce drops her albums, and a hub where products can be bought with a simple double tap. Including everything from fashion, travel, food, decor, and more, Aimee includes insider tips on curating a gorgeous feed and growing an audience.
About the Contributor
Anastasia Hadjidemetri is the former editor of The Booktopian and star of Booktopia's weekly YouTube show, Booked with Anastasia. A big reader and lover of books, Anastasia relishes the opportunity to bring you all the latest news from the world of books.