Photography Posing Ideas for Instagram: 8 New Poses to Try

Are you looking for posing ideas for Instagram? Here are photography posing ideas you can try and post on your Instagram today!

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As a fashion and lifestyle blogger, I’ve posted over 1600+ photos on Instagram and hundreds of blog posts since I started in 2014. While it took some time to get comfortable posing for the camera, I now love getting my photo taken.

I love working with my photographers to see if we can capture a space in a new angle and new perspective. I love finding the most Instagrammable places in each city I visit. And I love sharing my photography posing tips on my blog, Instagram, and Pinterest.

This blog post is for anyone who wants to learn how to pose for photos as well as create a more dynamic Instagram feed and blog. I’m sharing examples of how to crouch for photos, put your hands on your hips, and more!

Here are 8 Posing Ideas for Instagram for you to try

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Posing Ideas for Instagram Tip #1: Lay Down

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Taking photos laying down can be bit tricky. You need enough space for your photographer to shoot you and you need to be in a location that makes this pose work.

My advice is to use this post for hotel room Instagram photos and blog posts. I stayed and collaborated with the Paramount Hotel last year for a Galentine’s Day photo shoot/blog post. I used the bed and these amazing flowers to style these Instagram and blog photos!

You can also use this pose if you find a super unique place that has a second level, like the Plant Shop in Capitol Hill! Thank you to the Plant Shop Seattle for allowing Holly and I to take these amazing photos. If you want to visit this incredible plant nursery, please be mindful and ask for permission. The owner typically allows iPhone only photos!

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Posing Ideas for Instagram Tip #2: Sit on a curb

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If you’re taking photos in the city or in the suburbs, you’ll always find a curb to sit on. Take a seat, snap a photo, and post it on Instagram! You can make your photo even more interesting if you find a vintage car to pose with!

Here are a few other occasions when I’ve sat on a curb for a photo:

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Posing Ideas for Instagram Tip #3: Sit on the stairs

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I previously mentioned using the stairs on my How to Pose Like a Fashion Blogger blog post, and I’m bringing it back for this posing ideas for Instagram blog post. Stairs add symmetrical lines to your photo and a comfortable place to sit!

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Posing Ideas for Instagram Tip #4: Use props like balloons and flowers

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If you’re wondering what to do with your hands in photos, holding flowers and balloons are a great solution for your Instagram photo.

For more balloon photography inspiration, you can check out the photos in 6 Major Tips to Build an Online Presence. I collaborated with Confete Party Box for this photo shoot and the balloons they styled for the shoot were incredible!

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Posing Ideas for Instagram Tip #5: Run your hands through your hair

In photos I’m always looking for ways to add angles – and one way to do that is to run your hands through your hair in photos. This pose is fun for a windy day and also helps give you some variety in posing for your Instagram feed.

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Posing Ideas for Instagram Tip #6: Put your hands on your hip – or right above your hip

This is a go to pose I use over and over again on my Instagram. This pose is also easy to recreate for your Instagram!

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Posing Ideas for Instagram Tip #7: Crouch down

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Crouching down for your Instagram photo is a more advanced pose. The tip to capturing this pose is to have your photographer meet you at eye level or even below eye level to shoot you at an upward angle. A crouching down pose will not work if your photographer shoots you downward.

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Posing Ideas for Instagram Tip #8: Kick Your Leg Out

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This probably seems like a funny pose but kicking your leg out for your Instagram photo gives your picture some movement. It’s an easy way to create a dynamic photo and also show off your shoes!

For more posing tips and ideas, you can also check out:

How to Pose Like a Fashion Blogger: 12 Ideas You Can Try

What to do with your hands in photos?

7 Tips on How to Look Taller in Photos

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Thank you for reading!

Love,

Emma

Photos: Karya Schanilec & Holly Phan

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3 Comments

  1. January 7, 2019 / 1:32 am

    Uh so many great ideas Emma! I loved the sitting ones – and yes, I will try them out immediately 🙂
    Have a fantastic week!
    xx, Carmen – https://carmitive.com

  2. May 6, 2019 / 12:09 am

    I love your posing ideas … especially tip #2 — that one where you were sitting on the sidewalk.
    Trust me when I say it, you will be seeing a picture of me with that tip #2 of yours.

    Thanks.

    Nancy
    http://thisismync.com

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