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11 Photo ideas for Instagram

Looking for ideas for what to post on Instagram? Here are 11 photo ideas on what to post to Instagram!

want to be more consistent on Instagram but afraid to run out of things to post? Check out these cool ideas for when you have nothing to post on Instagram.




I think we’ve all been stuck on what to post on Instagram. One of the best ways to grow your Instagram community is to post consistently. But what if you run out of ideas? I am here for you! Today I’m going to share with you 11 photo ideas for Instagram.  So without further ado……


1.The flat lay or styled image

Break out those sparkly shoes, it’s FRIDAY! ??: @thecarolinedoll

A photo posted by Day Designer® (@thedaydesigner) on

Instagram has made the flat lay image so popular, you are almost guaranteed likes by posting a good one. They are deceptively simple and stand out.  Learning how to make the perfect flat lay image is easy and simple. Try it!


Just in case no one tells you today…. #love #quotes #quotestagram

A photo posted by Aka bklynactivemama ?? (@glamnellie) on

Inspirational and funny quotes always do well on Instagram.  Some accounts are solely based on great quotes! But a great mix of inspirational quotes over a pretty photo almost always is a hit.

3. What you ate


Everyone wants to share what they ate, and there is nothing better really, than a photo of food on Instagram. Especially when done right!

4. What you wore

A photo of your outfit of the day, or even just your shoes is a great idea. People love to see what you are wearing. Especially if it’s stylish!

5. Lifestyle

Showing what’s going on in your life, whether you are at an event, out with your family, or just a photo of your everyday life, is a great way to get engagement. It allows your community to understand the person behind the photos and to get a peak at your life!

6. From Above

Taking and sharing a photo from above makes almost anything look interesting and photo worthy!

7. Animals

flashback to the triple nap #theoandbeau #dreamteam

A photo posted by Jessica Shyba (@mommasgonecity) on


Have you ever seen the hashtag #dogsofinstagram? Pets rule on Instagram. Just think about the Theo and Beau series from @Mamasgonecity.

8. Behind the Scenes


People love to feel like they are seeing what goes on behind the scenes to make your business run, to do your photo shoot..your life! Show it to them!


9. The Selfie.

A good selfie will NEVER go out of style on Instagram. The trick of course, is to do it right!


10. A collage.


Who said there’s never as many pictures of the second baby? ?? #notme #2015bestnine

A photo posted by Jessica Thomason (@jessicathomasonphotography) on

On Instagam, you want to post, but not overwhelm and flood your followers timelines! Sometimes,  a good collage showing all of the events of the last few hours is better than 25 photos flooding your followers timelines!

11. Your signature photo. Or what you are known for


What is your account known for? What do you post every week without fail? I know for me, that is a styled coffee photo. So at least once a week, I make it my business to post one.

So there you have it, 11 great photo ideas for Instagram. Hopefully these ideas will help you out when you are stuck on what to post! Which one is your favorite? Share!






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    February 22, 2016 at 6:20 am

    These are all great ideas, especially the pictures of dogs for me. I am a sucker for liking them. Combine that with a baby and l melt :-). Good post.. Oh can never go wrong with food :-).

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    Mimi Green
    February 22, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Love these, I’m always trying to up my Instagram game. I need to master the flat lay, I freaking love them.

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    February 22, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    I need to find a way to get that brighter background first. I have been studying all weekend and I gave up lol but I will be back on it soon. I need to be consistent but it’s hard lol. My favorite would be the quotes and the lifestyle photos. I don’t know what I would put for the behind the scenes photo.

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    talitha haynes
    February 22, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    I’m glad i found this post…. right now I’m perfecting my flatlays

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    February 22, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    I have a pretty lofty end of year goal for IG followers and I need to get started about meeting that goal and part of that is posting regularly. Great ideas for creating content when you have nothing.

    Thanks for including me!

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    February 23, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Gorgeous!! I’ve been working on building my instagram following, and I believe your tips will help.
    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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    Allison Jones
    February 23, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    These are great ideas. I don’t post enough on Instagram because I usually don’t think things are worth sharing. I have to start posting more and these suggestions will help.


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    Valerie Robinson
    February 23, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    Yes it does! Great tips! Thanks for sharing! I swear, you need to write a book on photography.

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    February 24, 2016 at 1:21 am

    I’m always looking for advice about social media. These are great IG tips.

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    February 24, 2016 at 10:57 am

    I live for your posts! This was arrest tip sheet for Instagram. I definitely want to perfect the flat lay so I’ll be reading up more on that.

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    February 24, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Gonna share this with my sister. She is the creative type that would love these trendy ideas. Lovely photos!!

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    Vashti (
    February 24, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Yes, love all of these. I know my audience really enjoy BTS photos and Quotes. Thanks for great tips LaShawn.

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    February 24, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    These are great tips, thanks for sharing! I definitely want to start incorporating some flat lay posts, they are so pretty! I loved all of the photos that you shared with each tip. Since I’m mainly blog about fashion, I share a lot of ootds, but I like to mix in different things every once in a while.

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    February 25, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    This is nice summary. I blog mostly about travel but sometimes food and some lifestyle in there too. Keep up the good work with helping folks build their instagram brand.

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    February 27, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Great ideas. I am a huge fan of the flat lay (though I am yet to try one coz my styling needs work).

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    February 29, 2016 at 8:16 am

    sooo omg, I was at an event on thursday with some foodie BIG Igers from my area and they were talking about how popular donuts are, and your post totally proves that lol! Thanks so much for featuring me in here, your flat lays are boss. Mine are usually pretty terrible. LOL I’m working on it though!

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      February 29, 2016 at 8:38 am

      WOW! I would have loved that event!!! You are so welcome, i love your inspirations every day!

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    March 6, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Great post! I need to up my instagram game this year and with these tips I’m off to a great start!

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    March 7, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    UGGGHHH. Teach me how to flat lay lol. So i can do it the one time. It seems like so much work!

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      March 9, 2016 at 6:49 pm

      Just have a vision before you start! LOL

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    Gustavo Laranjeira
    December 6, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Good afternoon,

    I’m just writing this cause i subscribed to your FREE Instagram course and i didn’t receive anything.

    So thanks a lot.

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      December 6, 2016 at 12:19 pm

      hello! when did you subscribe? It usually takes a day to generate. What email did you subscribe with? I can check?

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      Gustavo Laranjeira
      December 6, 2016 at 2:17 pm


      i subscribed about a month ago through the email

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    Sunita - Lucky Things Blog
    April 18, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Great round-up of ideas. My Instagram corner @luckythingsblog is known for it’s positive and motivating captions and quote coins. I keep my layout simple. I love doing flatlays but sometimes the London weather is too cloudy!! Hope to bump into you at MOM 2.0 this year. What a beautiful blog.
    Sunita x

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