Tips for taking AMAZING pictures for Instagram

Our smartphones are so modern these days that we don’t even need a professional camera if you don’t want to spend the money! I have many blogger friends that only use a smartphone and get magazine quality pictures. I’m here to share a few tricks and tips for taking amazing pictures for Instagram.

Tips for taking AMAZING pictures for Instagram | Monica Hill Instagram Coach + Instagram Strategist. Use these simple Instagram tips to learn how to take better pictures for social media. #instagram #content

I’m sharing my 3 easy tips to take better pics for Instagram to have pictures that will give you more likes and comments: 

1. Lighting is everything.

You probably heard photographers say before that lighting is everything – and it is! If possible always take your pictures early in the morning or late afternoon for that perfect glow – especially if you are taking a selfie! And don’t be afraid to take 5-10 shots of the same thing, you want to have options. 

When it comes to taking amazing photos for Instagram, I cannot stress this next tip enough.

2. Get yourself a cheap phone tripod.

You can go on amazon and grab one for $20 (the one from Fugetek is a great option)! Most of them also come with remote control, to make it even easier to take a picture when you don’t have someone around to snap the shoot for you.

Trust me, this is will be the best investment if you want to take pictures for your Instagram.

3. Use portrait mode.

The portrait mode on iPhones makes the picture looks like it was taken on a professional camera, because of the depth. The portrait mode on your phone is the best way to save money AND take amazing photos for Instagram. I love using the portrait mode when I’m shooting flat lays. They come out great! 

Bonus tip: Just grab your phone and start taking pictures, the more you practice, the better you get at it! You will soon learn the best photo angles that compliment your style and look.

Do you use your phone for your Instagram pictures? Comment below and tell me some of the photos for the Instagram tips you love!

Talk soon beautiful!

Monica Hill | Instagram Strategist + Instagram Coach

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Hi, I'm Monica Hill. I'm a fashion blogger- turned- mompreneur who loves to help women be a #bossbabe on Instagram!


  1. Christina December 5, 2019 at 8:53 am

    I love portrait mode and have only used my phone camera so far! It’s just so easy!!!

  2. glambymoni December 5, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    yes! And the pictures look amazing 🙂 Thank you for reading!