How To Take Quality Quarantine Photos For Instagram Like A Pro



Can’t figure out how to achieve the photos like your favorite stars? Learn from these OG bloggers how they effortlessly do it while in quarantine. 

We’ve all been there—that befuddling moment when you just don’t know how to pose properly in front of the camera. No, I’m not talking about a group shot and the photographer forces us to feign being “wacky.” I’m pertaining to that one good shot we always look for amongst the hundreds of retakes we did, leading us finally post it on the main feed of our Instagram.

We then ask ourselves, how do these celebrities and influencers do it so easily and effortlessly? Whether they’re at the beach, walking along the streets of New York, or even simply posing in front of the Eiffel Tower, they just look so damn good. And now that we’re all still in quarantine, the struggle is even harder. How do we keep on creating quality quarantine photos that people won’t find repetitive?

But thanks to Tiktok, we may have found the secret to the ever-gorg shots we see all over our social media timelines. Two-thirds of the blogger besties, Laureen Uy and Camille Co, shared some tips and tricks we always need to keep in mind to achieve that picture-perfect quarantine moment.

Portrait Shoots

@laureenmuyFour easy portrait poses! ##fyp ##learnontiktok ##homephotoshoot ##edutokph ##diywithme ##poses ##howto ##pinoy ##portrait♬ like that slowed – vhsboys

While we can always just sit and look at the camera during portrait shoots, we don’t. That’s because we don’t want it to look like a 1×1 photo we put in our documents. Laureen Uy shows us how we can actually play with our hands to achieve a better pose.


For Bag-aholics

@itscamillecoHow to pose with a bag! Bag from Marc Jacobs, available on Rustans.com! ##howtopose ##posechallenge ##poseideas ##fashion ##homephotoshoot ##LearnOnTikTok♬ How You Like That – BLACKPINK

Sometimes posing with bags can become quite awkward, especially if you’re used to just posing by yourself. So, Camille Co shares her secret on how to use it in your favor. From a crossover to simply grabbing it, you can easily pose with bags.


Mirror Selfies

@laureenmuyPose like a pro! ##homephotoshoot ##poses ##learnontiktok ##diywithme ##howto ##edutokph ##fyp ##pinoy ##selfiechallenge♬ Stunnin’ (feat. Harm Franklin) – Curtis Waters

Perhaps it’s safe to say that there was one point in our lives when we do actually love taking mirror selfies. Regardless if we’re in a club bathroom, fitting room, or in our own bedrooms, we’d just take snaps of our looks. But if you wanna take your selfie-game up a notch, better jot down notes on how Laureen does it.


Color Matching

@itscamillecoTried and tested bright color combos. ##colorcombos ##fashion ##tiktokfashion ##edutok ##tiktokU ##myoutfit ##styletips ##style♬ Dirty Harry – Gorillaz

Now, let’s talk about fashion. You can’t have a good quarantine photo without a good fit. So, in order for you to stand out amongst your other friends who love to post on Instagram, we suggest opting for bright colored looks just like how Camille mixed and matched these underrated hues.


Substitute Ring Light

@laureenmuyHere’s your instant ring light for free! ##tiktoku ##learnontiktok ##diywithme ##skillbuilding ##ringlight ##homephotoshoot ##hack ##fyp♬ original sound – Laureen Uy

Don’t have a ring light for your quarantine photo? Honey, it’s okay. Laureen just showed us a really good life hack in case you need a substitute ring light. What is it exactly? Your good ‘ol trusty television screen.

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