A Quick Guide to Styling Your Photos for Your Blog and Instagram Profile


Some experts believe that there will be more than 111 million Instagram users by the end of 2019. Social media platforms and blogs have become extremely popular over the last two decades. Aside from delivering beautiful imagery, these platforms have also become a great way to share information and endorse products.

It’s common to see Instagram profiles that have amazing pictures with vivid shots and colourful sceneries. That said, achieving this specific effect is not always easy. While it may come naturally to some, most people have a hard time making their picture look that good.

Below, I’ll provide a few tips to help you style your photos for Instagram and your blog.

The Importance of Photo Editing and Quality Content

Before going into the styling tips, let’s take a look at the importance of producing quality images. According to recent research, including attractive pictures can improve engagement in your blog by up to 94%. This is not surprising, especially if you consider the fact that about 65% of people are visual learners.

By employing the different tools you have at your disposal, you can create amazing pictures that delight your visitors and add value to your posts. By creating good visuals, you can earn a reputation for delivering great content to your readers. This can result in more visitors, which can help you make money off of your website or Instagram profile.

How to Style Your Photos for Your Blog and Instagram Profile

There are dozens of different styles you can aim for when editing images for Instagram and your blog. Here are some tips to help you find the best method and combination.

Set Up Your Objectives

Leveraging Instagram and a blog to distribute your content is a great idea. Just make sure you write down your objectives and always keep them in mind when making big decisions.

Stay Organised

Staying organised will help you achieve the goals you set and it’ll allow you to keep track of your progress. Some people find it easier to edit images in bulk and keeping everything organised can make this process a lot faster.

Find Adequate Lighting

Lighting is a major deal when it comes to preparing an awesome picture. In some cases, filters can go a long way, but make sure you choose the best lighting whenever you’re taking a picture.

Use Colours to Bring Your Pictures to Life

Using colour to your advantage will add personality to your images. Whether the person in the picture has colourful hair or you choose to fun a few filters, ensuring that your image is vivid will bring a great outcome.

Don’t Worry If Some Details are Left Out

Many bloggers and Instagram users are finickity with their images and refuse to upload them if they miss part of an object. However, you shouldn’t worry too much if you leave out some details as the human brain is able to appreciate the subject without needing the complete image.

Try Different Photo Editing Apps

There are dozens of great photo editing apps and you don’t have to limit yourself to one. These options usually have different effects and features, so try out as many options as you want before narrowing down your toolset. Keep in mind there you may have to pay for some platforms, although you may be able to find free alternatives that also get the job done.

Learn More About Styling Your Photos Like a Pro

Styling your images properly may take some practice. But, as long as you take your time and figure out what message you want to convey through your images, you should be able to generate awesome pictures for your blog and Instagram profile too.

If you want to pick up more photography tips, stay tuned or get in touch and I’ll be glad to help.


Kym Wallis, the founding director of Higher Ranking has over 15 years of advertising sales, digital strategy, and business development experience. He is currently working as Digital Adviser for Bioscor