How to take a great Instagram pic (with no beach) [Video]

Watch our video for tips on how to take a great Instagram pic (even with no beach or palm trees!)

What happens when you don’t have palm trees and a perfect beach around you as the backdrop for a drool-wrothy Instagram pic? Usually style blogger and social media star Shea Maria (of the style and beauty site Peace Love Shea) has plenty of palm trees lining the streets of LA, but when she visits downtown LA, she has to look for other inspiration for enviable shots.

Here are some of her best tips but watch the vide for even more great tips:

In lieu of palm tress or sandy beaches, Shea looks for colorful walls or interesting textures. She also keeps extra accessories in her car, and uses half body shots to crop out anything she doesn’t want in the photo.

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