Bookstagram photos ideas for Fall/Autumn
Giving your book photos that cosy Autumn Feel
I love autumn. The colours, the crisp air, the excuse to get all cosy and of course Halloween. Last year I had so much fun with my account in Autumn, in particular scary book month, while I won’t be doing that this October I do have some great ideas for some spooky pictures.
Last year my account was much more Bookstagram than it is now, so I thought I take a trip down memory lane at some of my pictures last Autumn and hopefully give some some inspirations along the way.
Giving us that cosy Autumnal feel with your Bookstagram.
Tea/Coffee and snacks.
So we all love the Tea and coffee shots on Bookstagram, but for autumn why don’t you step it up a bit? Take the normal shot but make it a little different. Ask yourself how you could make the picture a bit wackier. In this picture, we added more than one teacup and of course did it on a bed of books. At the time this photo did really well on my account getting a 50% engagement at the time and started the followers coming in. It was unusual enough to be different yet still quite pretty and relatable.
2. Get a bit magical
This was of my first forays with photoshop and was really simple. A floating witch cup and a cat, I mean what could be more Halloween. This was long before I started removing the shelves in the background and editing the way I do now, but I still love this photo. So think about how could you take a pretty ordinary photo and add a sprinkle of magic to it.
3. Get a bit spooky
This was actually a video I did when I was obsessed with Luymer. In this picture we really told the story of the book but added a spooky little touch with the vintage film overlay. Everyone loves a bit of spooky at Halloween and I find you can get away with darker, and more creepy, photos around this time. So test yourself a little how could you add a touch of spook to your picture?
4. Get comfy on the bed
Out of all the photos I used to do I miss this type the most. However if I did one on my account now it just wouldn’t do well at all. But I still do love to see them. I think the beauty and simplicity of them is just beautiful and they are not as common on Instagram as they used to be. So go ahead make a cosy bed scene and take a shot from above, make us feel like we are there with you. You might need a friend to help you or some way to take overhead shots like a cardboard box tapped to the ceiling.
5. Make your book stack autumnal
Another staple picture I use to do, I have to say I don’t miss these ones a bit they took a lot of patience, but I still do love seeing them. You can make them more autumnal by thinking about colours and using book with deckled pages and older books. You can really get a great effect especially when you edit to adjust the shadows and ambiance.
6. A cosy scene
There is nothing like looking at a cosy bookish scene on Instagram, I fall in love with these photos again and again and I think autumn is the perfect time for them. Hunt around the house for objects that will make your scene pop, think autumn colours, think vintage vibes. Show us a scene that we want to dive straight into.
I hope these ideas spark something new for you and if they do and you create your own masterpiece I would love to see it just use the #fallingintobooks and I will take a look and maybe even shout you out.