It seems like every time we scroll through Instagram and Pinterest, there’s a new trending book post. The book is staged perfectly in the photo so that it’s not only aesthetically pleasing, but somehow makes you want to read it regardless of genre. If you’re thinking about creating your own Bookstagram or book blog, photoshoots are an essential element.

You might think that the photos you see are taken by professionals on fancy cameras, but a lot of the time, its ordinary people snapping photos from a Smartphone. What turns a good photo into a great photo has to do with the staging of the book. Think about all the posts you’ve seen on your feed. What made them stand out to you? We’ve collected some tips when it comes to book staging that will help you feel more confident in capturing that killer photo.

1. Work with Those Angles

When it comes to book staging, make sure you’re capturing the book at its right angle. That usually means laying it flat and snapping a picture of the front cover. However, there is so much more that can be done! Test out different perspectives. Have the book open to a certain chapter or even standing upward with a few pages exposed. By capturing the book at different angles, you’ll add dimension while still showing off its beautiful cover.