I’m all about coming up with fun and new Instagram photography ideas, but there is something intriguing about photos that purposefully don’t show the face. In an era when everything you do seems to be instantly captured and put on the internet within a matter of moments, it almost seems like a challenge to keep your face off of social media.
Since my business is both online and mostly about creating stock photography for creators, I’ve got a lot of practice doing faceless imagery. In fact, I dedicated a whole Pinterest board to faceless photography inspiration. You can check it out and get more ideas from it here.
There are other reasons you might want to take faceless photos besides for stock photography or as a fun challenge. You could simply want to protect the identity of your kids or yourself while you still express yourself creatively. I get that! Which is why I’m showcasing a few simple ideas you can use to inspire your own faceless images.
Faceless Instagram Photography Idea# 1 – Hold something to cover your face
Hold anything in fron of your face. Almost anything at all!
Faceless Instagram Photography Idea # 2 – Place the camera above your head, looking down
For this photo, it may be easier to ask a friend to snap the shot. But, you could get a tripod and a timer or remote for this one too.
Faceless Instagram Photography Idea # 3 – From behind
Get a friend to take a photo from behind your head or put your camera on a tripod and set the timer.
Faceless Instagram Photography Idea # 4 – Below the neck
Aiming the lens of your camera below the next is one of the easier faceless images.
Faceless Instagram Photography Idea # 5 – Wearing a hat, looking down
Any hat with a rim will do for this one.
Faceless Instagram Photography Idea # 6 – Hold some flowers in front of your face
Who doesn’t love to go to the market and grab a bundle of flowers? Now, before you put them in a vase, snap a shot!
Faceless Instagram Photograph Idea # 7 – Over the shoulder
Instead of right over the top of your head, this one has the camera more over the shoulder, as if from a friends angle.
Faceless Instagram Photography Idea # 8 – Looking towards something else (other than the lens)
Looking off into the distance, around a corner, or out a window. You viewer will no longer wonder what you look like but will be more intrigued by what you’re looking at.
Faceless Instagram Photography Idea # 9 – Legs and feet only
Unique angles are always interesting.
Faceless Instagram Photography Idea # 10 – From a sitting perspective
Whether you use your tabletop, your lap, or your bed, this kind of photography is great for telling a story from your perspective.
Faceless Instagram Photography Idea # 11 – Arms only
Like our legs only suggestion, but hold out those hands and arms. Maybe even hold something to feature in the photo.
Faceless Instagram Photography Idea # 12 – Hand in frame
A good flatlay with your hands in frame can never go wrong.
Faceless Instagram Photography Idea # 13 – Wear a mask or costume
I included this one Faceless Instagram Photography Ideas last because that’s what masks are for – hiding your face. So, it seemed like an easy suggestion but I figured I should include it anyway 😉
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