If there’s one thing we all crave during the holiday, it’s Instagram-worthy photos. We all also know that in getting those amazing shots, location is of top priority.

Although a professional photographer might disagree with the preceding paragraph, it’s still an arguable fact that for lay-photographers like ourselves, in taking pictures for social media consumption, we like to tell stories through our backgrounds.

In no particular order, here are the top five places to take pictures that’ll have your social media accounts pinging with like and comment notifications:

Private beaches

Nothing gives off the “relaxing during the holiday” vibe like a beach-themed picture. You’ll all agree the beach offers an overflow of natural props to pose with like the sand, the cabanas, swings, boats, jet skis, wooden shacks, beach houses and etc.

Be creative in utilizing these natural props and try to incorporate elements of your reality into the shot. Remember, you’re telling a story through your pictures. It is therefore right that you stay true to your story.

Some of the most popular private beaches in Lagos are; Oniru, Landmark, Moist, Tarkwa Bay, Elegushi, Kids Beach Garden, amongst others.

Malls

Most malls in Lagos have great lighting. A great advantage for any good photography. So visit the nearest mall to you, take advantage of the great lights, and super cool stores to create those Instagrammable pictures your social media fam will go crazy about.

Palms, ICM, Circle Malls, are example of shopping areas with great views and lighting.

Oh, and while you’re at it, patronize businesses at the mall; it’s the least you can do.

Leisure Parks|Centres

Lagos is arguably the city with the highest number of art centres, parks, markets, and spots in the country.

Art could include artefacts in museums, the unique architecture of certain spots like Bogobiri located at Ikoyi, graffitis on walls, jewellery, artworks, clothes, and so on. 

Taking a picture in places like these will add elements of colour and depth to your image. In addition, you’ll be showcasing Africa’s art to your many followers on social media.

Some leisure centres in Lagos include; JJT Park Ikeja, Lekki Craft Market Lekki, Nike Art Gallery Elegushi Road, Bogobiri, Jazz Hole Awolowo Road Ikoyi, Lekki Conservation Centre, opposite Chevron Lekki, Fela Shrine Alausa Ikeja, Backyard Lagos, African Arts Foundation Victoria Island and so on.

Concerts

Concerts form a majority of activities for #DettyDecember in Lagos. While some concerts of artistes like Wizkid and Davido are held yearly, some newer faces in the Nigerian pop music scene like Teni and Naira Marley will be hosting their premiere concerts this December.

Pictures from concerts give off positive and high energy; one you’d love to share with your social media fam.

Use websites like Tix.ng and EventBrite, to buy tickets on concerts which interest you as well as keep to date with the latest in the world of entertainment events.

Events 

Most major events have the reputation of booking great venues to hold their programs. Venues like Tafewa Balewa Square, an array of Five-star hotels, event centres, and restaurants, make up regular event venues.

Taking photos after attending an event will present you the opportunity of narrating the story about the event and how it has impacted you.

Thankfully, some events allow for photo sessions, before, during, and after the events’ programs.

Which of these places would you most likely visit to take that instaram-worthy photo you’ve always envisioned?



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