Bookstagramming, almost….

I’ve never posted anything to Instagram. I have an account, but haven’t touched it. Earlier this week I decided to change that, and tried my hand at Bookstagramming.

Probably, you already know what Bookstagramming is, but in case you don’t, it’s quite simple. It’s a celebration (via Instagram) of the visual beauty of books. People setup their favorite (or prettiest) books  in little poses alongside other stuff–sometimes other pretty things, or sometimes little things related to the plot or subject of the book. They take the picture, then post it online, and everyone oohs and aahs over the books.

It’s kind of weird, but humans are, as a rule, a rather strange species.

Since my phone’s camera is two steps away from garbage, I borrowed a much nicer camera for the pictures I took. Check ’em out!

I felt rather silly doing this, but sometimes it’s good for me to step out of my comfort zone. As you can see, it takes more than a good camera to make a good picture, but it certainly helps.

Did I end up posting these on Instagram? No, I did not.

Apparently you can only upload pictures to Instagram through the app. Since I have no Instagram presence, and since I don’t plan on having an Instagram presence anytime too soon (owing to my next-to-rubbish camera), I didn’t bother downloading the app. Besides, my phone has no space.

I’ll just share some of the photos with you. Perhaps someday I’ll invest time in Instagram, but not now.

7 thoughts on “Bookstagramming, almost….”

  1. Those are some decent photos, but I don’t do bookstagram because I think a lot of people who do that don’t actually read the books they are posting.

    Should I start taking my own photos instead of using stock of the books and such? Yeah… probably… particularly because I do photography.

    1. I haven’t seen enough to guess if people read them or not, but I’m sure that some don’t. I know some of my most aesthetically pleasing books are ones I haven’t actually read–they just look too nice on the shelf to get rid of them.

      But if you’re into photography, you should try your hand at it. I felt kind of silly, but it was fun, too!

    1. It seemed like a really weird thing to me at first, but now that I’ve wet my feet I see why people do it. It’s fun! I probably still won’t do much of it, owing to phone issues, but perhaps someday!

  2. I understand completely! I just entered the world of bookstagraming myself for a blog I started and it’s so hard to get a great picture on a phone! I’m still trying to figure it all out.. I’m ambitious though! Lol!

    1. Haha, well, if you want any tips, you might just have to look elsewhere! The blogger that comes to mind is Bex, from outofthebex.com, but I’m sure there are plenty others out there as well–I’m apparently just not one of them!

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