If you recall, I have a new feature called Behind the Bookstagram. This is where I’ll shine a light on some awesome bookstagrammers and they can explain some of the stories behind their photos. You might even learn a new trick or two for your own photos!
For my first Behind the Bookstagram, I would like to introduce you all to Jane, Anne, and Alice from Alchemy Bookshop!
Behind the Bookstagram with Alchemy Bookshop
Here are just a couple of funny and useful techniques I have used to “get the shot”.
My bedroom has absolutely no natural light, so to get those cute, cozy bed pics…. I make a fake bed on the floor 😀
I also have a little table set up where the natural light is the best in my house to be able to easily take a quick pic if I need to take a picture. It has saved SO MUCH TIME. I keep the blanket for the background under the table with a few props and VOILA, instant bookstagram pic.
I use adobe lightroom for my edits with some presets that I bought through lightandairyphotog.com (I have no relationship with them). Well worth the purchase as I normally batch all my photos in one day, taking several hundred photos at one time. It would take FOREVER to edit them without the presets.
I am always finding new places to stage photos. It can be so hard to do sometimes.
I have been wanting to work more on my photography skills, so this is such a fun series to see behind the scenes.
I love the fake bed on the floor! I should really start using a poster board for light bouncing!
LOVE this post! I struggle with being creative and taking good photos of my books, so I’m def going to use some of these tips!
Lauren, thank you for this post. I am desperate to learn more about taking pictures. This post was so helpful. I’m grateful!
This is such a great post. I love the idea of doing the fake bed on the floor.
I love these tips. People get some amazing shots!
Thanks for sharing such a great post – I’m looking forward to seeing other Bookstagrammer’s tips as the series progresses. Will definitely be trying out the fake bed trick – so clever!! 🙂
I love the behind the scenes pics and then how the final product looks. Very fun!
Thank you so much for featuring us! This was so much fun to take the behind the scenes shots, especially my fake bed:D
Love seeing the “behind the scenes” pics! What a great idea for a post. I always admire the bookstagram accounts/posts so much and wish I had an eye for it, too.
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I need to get another lamp or something for the area where I’ve been doing my photos because it doesn’t have the best light. Thanks for sharing these ideas, I’m always trying to work on my bookstagram as well. I’m also starting on TikTok so need to figure out what kind of videos I want to do on there.
I love love love how people style photos and the props they use to stage a shot. This is awesome and using the floor and creating a bed there—so creative!
Nice! Your pictures look lovely 🙂 Great shots, it is especially neat seeing behind the scenes.
This is such a fabulous post and I LOVE the idea of using a whiteboard to bounce light. I could definitely use that, thank you so much for the idea!
Wow, both the “bed” set up and poster board is ingenious. I never would have thought of doing either of those. This is a really cool feature. I’m going to look out for anymore you end up doing.
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LOVE this idea!! I have been carrying around some flat lays in my Amazon cart for months. Time to buy those babies. So clever to have created a cozy fake bed on the floor somewhere that the lighting is better. I would have to make mine in the yard because our whole darn house is so dark. This is a great post. For my next book reviews, I am going to try some of your tips for my photos.
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