*Disclaimer: 99 percent sarcasm below
Looking at all these lovely bookstagram pictures makes me want to start an instagram. How hard can it be? I just have to copy some of the famous types of book pictures and add my own twist.
For example, I know that everyone loves sock pictures with cute kneehigh socks and books.
Why stop there? How about ankle socks? How about all the socks??
I think bookstagrammers also like to take pictures of books with cups of coffee or tea at shops and cafes.
And I really wanted to do that too! But I forgot to take a picture before I drank it so I’m just gonna show an empty Starbucks cup. Same thing. I don’t know it how it fell on its side but whatever it just adds to the aesthetic.
Wow, fine, ok so I’m not at a coffee shop so you say it doesn’t count. I’ve seen people take pictures of books when they travel around to cool places.
Hmm, I’ll do that. I like to read near bags of plastic water bottles because it’s just so calming you know?
I think my favorite kinds of book pictures is the one where they artfully arrange different things around the book. Sometimes random. That shouldn’t be too hard.
Everyone likes books and food. So I’ll use marinara sauce to complement the red from the book cover and I found some buttermilk pancake mix and honey mustard dressing so why not?
I always see stacks of pretty books together. But that’s just limited. Why don’t I stack everything? I mean, isn’t it discrimanatory to only stack books? Are books the only stackable things out there??
And, of course, I didn’t forget about filters and lighting. Who do you take me for?? You have to take pictures in bright light.
So like this one?
I can totally see behind the book clearly. What? You can barely see the book? Well, damn, I can’t control the way the light hits. Gosh.
And let it not be said that I don’t know how to be dramatic. Just add a black and white filter.
Simple. Here I combine both an artful arrangement with the black and white filter. I mean I don’t get why people are saying it just looks like a messy desk. It’s not, it’s called a beautifully artful arrangement like this one.
In all seriousness, I love bookstagram and I love looking at pictures of beautiful books. Actual beautiful pictures taken from these bookstagrams (who are way more talented at picturetaking and editing than me) and that you should definitely follow:
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Some of these bookstagrams were featured in my favorite bookstagrams post a while back so feel free to check that out if you want.