The #1 Way to Avoid an Instagram Cliché

Looking to step up your Instagram game? You're in luck. One of our favorite bloggers, Aimee Song of Song of Style, wrote a book full of helpful tips sure to up your Insta feed. The book, Capture Your Style, covers all things Instagram, from the editing process to how to form the perfect caption. The influencer with four million followers shares how she's grown her personal style blog into an Insta-famous brand. Today we're sharing just one tidbit from the book that focuses on how to avoid posting a cliché photo. Song's tip is simple yet so helpful. Keep reading to learn the trick and be sure to purchase the book at the end. (Makes the perfect holiday gift idea!)

Scroll down to find out how she keeps her feed full of non-cliché images.

Use Instagram's Search and Explore Feature

"Using Instagram's Search and Explore feature, type in the place you're getting ready to shoot, and you'll see both the top posts and the most recent posts that were shot there. Notice what the posts look like. Then get creative and take your shot in a completely different way. Think about how you can improve upon what's already been posted. This isn't about competing with the Instagram community, but rather trying to challenge yourself through your photographs. This method pushes your creative boundaries and brings out your true shutterbug." Song suggests tips like put someone or something in the shot and to focus on the caption as ways to deal with shooting a popular, clichéd place.

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Opening Image: @songofstyle

Michelle Scanga
Managing Editor
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