It’s safe to say Geneva Vanderzeil knows a thing or two about taking a great photo. Founder of A Pair & A Spare, an online portal for stylish DIYs, how-to tutorials, and all things lifestyle, Geneva has 170,000 followers and counting on Instagram, all poring over her beautiful, perfectly composed imagery, documenting everything from travel experiences to home renovations and day-to-day life.
To help you step up your own Instagram photo-taking game, we asked Geneva to share her top tips for taking photos like an influencer. We’re taking notes.
1. Gather Your Inspiration
‘It always helps to have an idea in mind when you go to take a photo, and the more creative the idea is the better! Look online or in books and magazines for poses, composition and colour palettes that you like. And don't be afraid to experiment to find your own style — with so many photos being taken and shared every day, the best way to stand out is by doing something different or surprising,’ shares Geneva.