How to Take the Most Instagram-able Pics of your Donuts

How to Take the Most Instagram-able Pics of your Donuts

Shipley Donuts Box

So, you just bought your box of a dozen donuts from Shipley Do-Nuts. Before you eat them, you MUST post some pictures of these beautiful pastries to make your friends jelly… Get it? Read below for some quick tips on making the best of these photogenic treats.

Donuts: one of the most delicious treats you can enjoy, not only for breakfast, but as a snack or dessert, too. But what’s the point of eating a delicious treat like a Shipley Do-Nut if your friends and family aren’t there to see it? Fret not, donut-lovers: Below are the best tips you can use to share your delectable pastry with the whole internet!

Before you eat, snap some photos of your donuts from your local donut shop, and post the beauties on Instagram.

Step One: Buy a Variety of Donuts

Shipley Donuts Variety

When you visit our donut shop and see our donut shop menu, you are sure to be overwhelmed by all your options to choose from. At Shipley Do-Nuts, we have all that you need to sate your donut craving. Grab a variable dozen so that you can get the best of all worlds.

Our yeast donuts are the most popular kind; they can be topped with a traditional glaze, sprinkles, flavored icing (like chocolate!), nuts, sugar, cinnamon, or coconuts. Then, we have filled donuts. Try apple or cherry fillings. And, if you still don’t have enough variety, try our cake donuts which have a different texture but can be topped with the same awesome stuff as our yeast donuts. Crafting your dozen with various donuts gives you the best options for a creative Instagram picture.

Step Two: Find the Best Angle

Shipley Donuts Angle Shot

The best photographers know all the secrets of finding the best angles from which to take pictures of their subject. You must channel your inner photography guru to capture the beauty that is a Shipley Do-Nut. Start by placing your favorite donut on a clean plate or napkin, or you could take a picture of all of your donuts still in the box. Add props to your photo, like a nice cup of coffee to add more interest.

Take the picture from the donut’s good side. For instance, if the donut has sprinkles, try to make that the photo’s main focus. If you want to capture more than one donut, stack them creatively in a glorious donut mountain!

Step Three: Take Multiple Shots

You’re not going to get the perfect shot on the first try, and that’s okay. Practice taking multiple shots of your donuts. Open your windows and use natural light to highlight the best parts of your donut. It’s all about experimentation. You may take the best picture after trying an angle that seemed strange at first. Just have fun with it!

Step Four: Find the Right Filter and Caption

Shipley Donuts Filter

Use the best filter for your photo. This step is all about your personal preference and what you like the best. However, if you are including a donut with colorful sprinkles in your picture, you may want to avoid the black and white filter. Sprinkles beg to show off their colors! Then, add a quirky caption to your post. Try something like this: “Here’s my breakfast. What did you eat? #BreakfastOfChampions.” Add the hashtag #ShipleyDonuts so we can share the goodness, too!

Step Five: Post at Primetime

Post when there are the most people online. This is usually around 5 p.m. You want your photo to be seen and liked, or else you would just keep the moment to yourself. You want this beautiful (and scrumptious) photo to make your friends jelly… like the donut… you get it! If you’re still at a loss with your photos, check out our Instagram page for some inspiration.

Visit your Local Donut Shop to Pick up Your Dozen Today!

Local Shipley Donuts

At Shipley Do-Nuts, we pride ourselves in making the most delicious donuts for your enjoyment. We’ve got plenty of locations with all your favorite flavors. Visit us online, or stop by our nearest donut shop today in order to start the process of photographing – and, more importantly eating! – your favorite donuts.


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