New experiences can be exciting and sharing them with friends and family who can’t be there is something that Instagram and other social media apps are designed for. Travel is one way to make excellent memories, but inspiration can come from anywhere, even in what might seem a mundane place.
The best photographers can make even the drabbest places seem interesting, but if you want to make your feed pop while making memories, choosing the right locations will make a huge difference. Whether you are an aspiring influencer, a budding photographer, or just want to make your Instagram feed more interesting, here are some brilliant ideas for places to go for that perfect picture.
We have all seen the movies and know a little about what the inside of a casino looks like, but for those who are looking for some excitement and adrenaline, you can’t get much better than playing a few games at a casino.
You might want to get some practice in before you head to the tables by heading to one of many online casinos where you can play a variety of different games for some experience. Then, when you are ready you can round up a few friends, get all dressed up, and head out for some fun.
The best casinos offer a combination of fun and exhilaration in sumptuous surroundings – and the opportunity for some Insta-worthy pictures in front of glittering chandeliers or surrounded by well-dressed and well-heeled patrons has to be a winner!
The Christmas Market
Seasonal experiences are a brilliant way to get into the right mood for the time of year, and when it comes to Christmas, you can get really festive at a Christmas Market. They are becoming more and more popular in towns and cities in the Western world, so wherever you live you are bound to be able to visit one.
Of course, the ideal Instagram festive feed would be all about snow – but you cannot always predict the weather and a visit to Lapland might be expecting too much. Christmas markets are a great opportunity to get some lovely pictures, and they have the added bonus of featuring artisan producers and crafters, so you’ll even be able to pick up the perfect gift for a special someone when you are there.
If you imagine a funfair, you’ll be able to picture the bright lights, the happy screams from the rides, the fun games you can play – and all the candy and hotdogs, too. The funfair is a wholesome place, and with so much going on there are hundreds of opportunities to get some brilliant shots for your Instagram feed.
Don’t forget, however, that if you are going at night you will need to have some good technology with you to capture the movement and get the details in – the darkness of the night alongside the brightness of the lights is an excellent contrast but needs some skills to get right.
Local Beauty Spot
Wherever you live in the world, chances are you will be close to somewhere that is stunning and beautiful – whether that is a park, a nature reserve, or even lakes, mountains, forests…
You can take the opportunity to make some memories by walking, hiking, cycling, or otherwise experiencing the great outdoors, and see how the inspiration to take stunning pictures will take you. You might want to herald the changing of the seasons by capturing the image of a tree bursting into leaf (or the leaves changing color later in the year, of course).
Even the most densely populated areas will have some natural beauty – or you can find the man-made beauty of architectural design and use that as a backdrop for some inner-city selfies.
Now, this one might be a bit out of everyday price range, but for a lively and varied Instagram feed a cruise is a brilliant choice.
Whether you are just sailing for a weekend or for longer, the sheer volume of attractions both on and off the ship will make for excellent experiences for you – and brilliant photo opportunities. Most cruise ships have luxurious restaurants that are well-designed, with amazing food to take shots of, and casino or game rooms, pools, even theatres and stage shows.
Of course, the destinations that you might visit will provide ample inspiration, whether you are looking at azure oceans with pretty beaches and colorful cliffside homes on a Mediterranean cruise, or spotting humpback whales as you sail around Alaska.
Get Out and Explore!
If you want your Instagram feed to be more interesting, it is up to you to go out there and find some adventure so that you can take the epic pictures that match the experience! You probably won’t need much more than a modern smartphone to get started with, and the stories you can tell from your exploits will be obvious from the pictures you share.