How to pose for Instagram: 10 easy poses for your photos

If you never know what to do with your body, your face or your hands while someone is taking a photo of you… Keep reading.

For me it was the same not long ago. Now, I have over 100k followers on Instagram and I get thousands of likes a day (and I’m so grateful for that!) but truth is, I didn’t have any idea about how to look great in pictures some years ago.

I still avoid showing my face in photos, but I can show you how to strike a great pose for Instagram. Today I’m sharing with you my top 10 easy poses that help me get the most likes, so you can use them as well.

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How to pose for Instagram: 10 easy poses for your photos

Walk this way

Something easy to start with: you only need to walk! Make sure you’re framing the background correctly so it’s getting all the attention on the photo. Then, you just need to walk!

Tip: if you’re walking to the right, it will look nicer to appear on the left side of the picture. When in doubt, appear in the middle so the photo has some kind of symmetry.

Difficulty level 2/5

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Window seat

When staying at fabulous hotels, there’s nothing like having a cup of coffee with a view. Don’t miss the opportunity to portray this coziness – if that’s your style, of course!

Difficulty level 2/5

Follow me to

The “follow me to” pose is without any doubts the most famous pose on Instagram, and that’s for a reason. You can try every single version: standing up, sitting down, looking away or straight into the camera…

The most difficult thing here is capturing the whole scene: it will be easier if you use a wide angle lens.

Difficulty level 4/5

Sailing Day

My ideal day should be spent on a boat. I truly believe Instagram agrees, as it seems that all the pictures taken onboard receive pretty good engagement!

Difficulty level 3/5

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Do you know how your perfect day would be like? I usually ask this question to get to know people better and when they ask me back I always know exactly what to say. My ideal day should be spent in a boat, surrounded by friends, snorkeling and visiting an awesome beach… and do you know what? Today has been literally PERFECT ☀️ We sailed from Vigo (my hometown) to the Cíes islands and we had one of the best #VigoExperience you can ever have. Check my Stories out so you won't miss anything! And follow @vigoexperience @aworldtotravel @danikeral @alvientooo & @tikitouringkiwi for more! . 📷 The best! @alvientooo ✨ . Cómo sería tu día perfecto? Es algo que pregunto siempre y mi respuesta nunca cambia: mi día ideal incluye un velero con amigos, snorkel y una playa de postal… y sabéis qué? Hoy ha sido literalmente PERFECTO! Hemos navegado por mi preciosa ría hasta las islas Cíes y hemos tenido una de las mejores experiencias que se pueden disfrutar en Vigo ⛵️ Echa un ojo a mis Stories y a mis compis de aventura @vigoexperience @aworldtotravel @danikeral @alvientooo o y @tikitouringkiwi para ver más cositas! ⚓️ Y atentos porque mañana os enseñaré Vigo en directo y desde el aire! 🛫

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Hanging out

Sitting on the edge of places has been a thing for me this last year. Sometimes it may look dangerous but I promise I’m always careful! I hope I don’t die for the gram after writing this… If you ever try this, please: double check it isn’t dangerous, please.

Difficulty level 5/5


I have never been a runner and have always preferred other kind of sports like yoga, which is also really great for Instagram poses though.

However, running away from the camera looks amazing in travel photos!

Difficulty level 2/5

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I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something. So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make new mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life. Whatever it is you're scared of doing, do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever. . Words: Neil Gaiman Pic: @alexandrsupertramp

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Friendship never Ends

Is there anything better than friendship? Grab your bestie and celebrate that you’re traveling together!

Difficulty level 1/5

I’ll make you breakfast

Instagram really likes breakfasts: especially those with a heavy dose of fruit, juices, macarons and all types of different food. Oh and floating breakfasts, too.

You can choose whatever you want: picnic mode, the window seat style… Just make sure to grab your cup of coffee for the picture.

Difficulty level 3/5

Twirl it

Flowy dresses are known as instagram dresses nowadays. Make sure you pack some of these and twirl your way!

Difficulty level 4/5

Finding Wally

When you’re so tiny in the picture that you don’t need to care: and it still works!

Pro tip: wear bright colors so people can spot you in the pic.

Difficulty level: 1/5

I never thought I would write something like this, but many of you asked me to, so there you go. Next time you don’t know how to pose just remember these little tricks… and don’t forget to enjoy the trip!

If you’ve liked these pictures make sure you follow me on @dianamiaus where you will find these photos and daily travel inspiration. I’m waiting for you there!

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This article was published in December 2017 and it's being updated ever since.


  1. E Gilliams
    18 February, 2019 / 5:36 am

    they are not realistic.

    • dianamiaus
      25 February, 2019 / 1:36 pm

      Thank you for your comment, however I think that things like walking, having a breakfast with a view or being far away in a beautiful landscape is quite realistic. What kind of realistic pose did you expect from this post?

  2. 30 March, 2019 / 5:42 pm

    hahahaha Some of the names just made me laugh haha

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