Tip Tuesday: Starting a Bookstagram

Let me Preface this by saying I am not an expert here.  Just sharing some of my experiences starting an Instagram.  Please feel free to check out my feed and message me anytime.

I wanted to talk a little but about starting a bookstagram account.  I know when I first started out I say all the beautiful and elaborate pictures that people were posting and I was a little nervous about getting started.  Below is my first post, other than the flowers which I got at the dollar store, I had everything else.



As you can see you do not need a lot to take a lot in fact, you only really need three things to start a bookstagram account.

An Instagram account – you need to sign up for an Instagram account which means you need to come up with a screen name.  This could be anything you’d I would suggest something easy, and not too long.  Mine is a bit on the long side, @allthebooksandchocolate, but it is easy to remember.  While you certainly don’t have to, something that has to do with books or a particular book give you a little credibility.

A camera – When I started out I was using a Nikon DSLR, not because it took better pictures, but because I wanted to practice using it.  I’ve since changed to using my iPhone, I just got the newest one and honestly it takes better pictures than my Nikon.  My point is that your phone will work just fine if that’s all you have.

Books – this one seems obvious, but maybe you don’t own a lot of books.  No problem.  I have found two ways around this, this first is getting from the library.  I still get about a quarter of my books for photos and reading from the Library and it is a great resource. The other is photographing ebooks.  This is a great and inexpensive way to take bookstagram pictures.  @PaperFury has a wonderful tutorial on how to do this that I have used myself several times!

I hope that for those of you just starting out or maybe even those of you who are’t I’ve given you some decent tips.

What are some tips you have or would like to see?

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