It’s time to wrap on my favorite bookstagram(aka book Instagram) and blog photos of 2019!
My book and blog photographing ways really changed in 2019, mostly in thanks to receiving a Canon Rebel T6 for Christmas last year. As someone who used her iPhone to take all of her photos in 2017 and 2018, I think cell phones definitely provide great quality, but I have to admit that I do prefer my camera. It frees up so much storage on my phone and the quality is better. I wrote a post back in February on how I bookstagram, where I give advice for using both a phone and camera to take photos.
I definitely put more effort into my bookstagrams this year, but I have not dedicated too much to actually taking photos. I obviously love the end result, but taking photos for both the blog and Instagram are super time consuming– I’m lucky if I get 6 different photos done in an hour. I really want to dedicate at least two hours a week while I’m home for winter break stocking up on photos.
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One of my blogging goals for 2018 extended to the most popular form of bookish social media, Instagram. Otherwise known as bookstagram, I’ve had Fangirl Fury (@fangirlfury) on Instagram since my blog’s creation back in February 2017. However, in March 2018, I decided to dedicate more time to bookstagram and my blog photos in general.
My goal for both platforms was to improve the quality of my photos. With bookstagram, I wanted to improve my scheduling. My bookstagram schedule is definitely not perfect, but I try to post at least twice a week, ideally aiming for 4-5 posts per week. If I need to take a photo for a blog post, it’ll likely end up on Instagram and vice versa.
I’ll be walking you through what it takes to create my blog photos and bookstagrams. Warnings that I am by no means a professional bookstagrammer, let alone photographer.
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Back in March, I decided to put more effort into my bookstagram and photos for the blog in general. By no means I am a ‘professional’ book Instagrammer, but I am still pretty proud of my photo skills and iPhone 6.
While I plan on writing a post about how I bookstagram, here’s the top three things I learned about bookstagraming this year:
-Craft stores are EVERYTHING, but you can also find so many props lying around your house (think blankets, table covers, FOOD, decorations,etc.)
-Daylight is EVERYTHING (at least when you’re using your cell phone and don’t have a lighting set up)
-Don’t hold yourself up to other accounts—this includes how your photos look and your follower count. Have fun and don’t worry about the stats
Listed below are my favorite bookstagram photos of 2018 for each month of the year.
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