Instagram feeds have become something of an art form, and finding the Instagram poses that make you feel confident and create interesting photos is key to making your feed look exactly how you want it to look, polished.
1. Sassy n’ Seated
An effortless way to make your photos more interesting to switch up your feed is to play around with Instagram poses. The first way to do this successfully is to try a seated pose instead of simply standing in a photo. This gives the photo a more laid back and sassy vibe. You can play around with sitting on your knees, sitting crosslegged, and of course with camera angles to find your perfect pose. The key to pulling off this pose is to look relaxed and specifically the photo below, to appear like you were just sitting like this when the person holding the camera asked you to look in their direction. This photo looks so cool and is quite an easy one to recreate in your own way.
2. Kick It
This next Instagram pose is a way to add a little something to a normal standing pose. It is a simple one, just kicking one of your legs out towards the camera and perhaps holding a prop like the photo below. The real work on this photo belongs to the camera operator, as the angle is everything. To recreate this pose, the camera needs to be low and pointed up at the person being photographed. This makes the person’s legs appear longer as well as creates an interesting framing for the photo. This pose gives off a care-free and fun vibe, which is perfect if you are looking to add a bit of excitement to your Instagram feed.
3. Cute Candid
The art of the cute candid photo has been featured on many an Instagram feed, but it is a classic for a reason. The sheer volume of poses you can choose from is incredible and it gives your feed a sense of realness and effortlessness as if your friend just so happened to take this photo of you without you knowing and you decided to post it. If that is the look you are going for, this pose is definitely for you! My personal favorite from the candid collection of Instagram poses is the classic look over the shoulder. This gives some volume to your hair and adds a lot of motion to the photo. It also shows off your figure more than a photo from the back or front-facing would. This classic pose is so adorable and is also a good option to attempt.
4. The Smize
Oh, the art of the smize, smiling with your eyes. This is one of the more complicated Instagram poses is you are a bit of a goofball like myself, as keeping a straight face and it looking good can be a challenge. The eyes are the main focus of the photo below, they really draw you in and give a confident, gorgeous look to the photograph. This pose is all about bringing in the person looking at the photo. The eyes give off a sort of smiling effect, while the mouth is partially open which helps to make the face look elegant and not harsh. The face is relaxed and the eyes are open and alluring, this is the key to the smize.
5. The Beverage Break
Another amidst the classic collection of Instagram poses is the photo showcasing a beverage, such a hot mug of coffee. The coffee acts as a prop to make the photograph more interesting and dynamic while giving the person posing something to work with physically to make the photo look more natural and un-posed if you will. This pose is perfect for the girl on the go and takes very little time to capture. This pose creates an artsy and effortless photo that adds so much to a feed, especially if most of your photos are taken at home.
6. Shennanigans With Friends
A pose that captures the social butterfly in action is a casual photo out on the town with friends. There are several pose options for friend groups but the one shown in the photo below is a great option to deviate from the classic pose that is standing side by side with your friends. This pose still incorporates every friend and is easy enough to capture with several people involved. It appears to be candid, which is always a plus, yet is posed enough to create an interesting photograph. The girls facing opposite directions, two one way and two the other, creates movement but also helps create symmetry.
7. Classic Selfie
One of the Instagram poses that you cannot go wrong with is the simple selfie. This pose is probably the easiest to recreate because you can see yourself before you snap the photo. You have the ability to change the angle that you are holding the camera at, switch up the tilt of your head, smile or not, etc. all before snapping a single photo, giving you complete control of the outcome. This pose is the perfect one to capture your flawless makeup look or your gorgeous bare face! It is all about you, not the background, prop, or an outfit, so just work it! This pose is all about confidence and control!
8. The Best Friend Brag
One of my personal favorite Instagram poses is what I like to call, “The Best Friend Brag”, which is really just a photo that showcases you and your best friend. The photo below is a great option for this kind of photo as it shows how comfortable the friends are with each other and is also a super casual pose. If you and your friend naturally are very affectionate, then this photo will be easy to recreate for you, however, getting into this pose is super easy as well. It is simply one friend sitting against a wall and the other laying across their lap. It is honestly as simple as that! Once you are in the pose, your chemistry with your best friend will shine through, giving the photo a happy glow.
9. Hobby Hype
Odds are you have a hobby that you enjoy, such as reading, writing, taking photos, watching movies, the options are endless really. Whatever your hobby is, incorporating it into an Instagram photo is a wonderful way to share more about yourself with your followers and gives the photo more of your personality. For instance, the photo below includes a journal and some Polaroid pictures. Therefore, we can assume that the girl in the photo enjoys taking photos. She simply has the photos scattered on the floor, which creates an artsy backdrop for her. You can take this approach if you want to make an understated nod at your hobby, or if you want to showcase your hobby more you can have the object in your hands or more in the center of the photo. For example, if reading is your hobby, you could hold a book in front of your face for a photo or take a photo in a library!
10. The OOTD
Lastly, we have an Instagram pose that is great for every fashionista out there, the outfit of the day photo. There are several poses that you could choose from to show off your outfit depending on what you want to showcase, such as the one below that highlights the top and makeup look. This pose is a wonderful, dramatic one that gives your feed a mysterious feel while showing off the outfit you spent so much time creating. This is a great way to show your followers your personality as well as your personal taste. The clothing you choose to wear and your style, in general, says a lot about you, so showing that to the world through an Instagram photo is one way to infuse more of you into your feed.