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4 Tips for Taking Social-Media-Worthy Photos

Planning to have a wonderful staycation in Astoria Plaza, our luxurious hotel in Ortigas? Why not savor each moment by taking creative pictures of your loved ones? We know how much you want to make your fun-filled memories last forever. However, blurriness, bad lighting, and so many other aspects may get in the way of capturing picture-perfect vacation experiences. No worries! This blog serves as your guide on how to take Instagrammable photos with friends and family. Let’s get down to it! 

Avoid blurriness. 

Photo by @jeanna.eunice

Having blurry photos is every photographer’s worst nightmare. People will not properly recognize where you are, even if you’re in a luxurious place like our deluxe hotel. No one will even notice you were there because your face will also appear unrecognizable.

To refrain from making this mistake, here are the possible solutions. First, clean the camera lens of your phone. It might have been smudged by your fingers. Second, wait until your camera focuses on the subject. There are times when it would take a while for the shot to be clear on your screen, so be patient. Lastly, try not to zoom in too much. Zooming would only increase the chances of the photos being blurry. Adjusting or resizing the pictures is easier to do by cropping your wide or long shot photos than by taking the photos all over again. 

Check the lighting. 

Photo by @jahsanfelipe

As you take pictures in your favorite hotel in Ortigas, you must also check if the lighting for the photo is perfect. Make sure the light is not pointing in front or at the sides of your camera lens. It will diminish the quality. The light should always come from the back of the camera or be pointed toward the subject or model. If you are shooting outside, search for the right area where the sun is not directly shining on your lens. Even if you are a professional photographer or are adept in photo editing, it is best to play it safe and have the best light source for your subject. 

Use props for creativity.

Photo by @laibalderramadesigns 

How about you add a little flare by using props for your shots? Hold a bouquet of flowers to show the power of gratitude or balloons as a sign of celebrating a special occasion, raise a wine glass to display elegance, or show off the deliciously prepared meals by our staff in Cafe Astoria. Here at Astoria Plaza, we provide our guests with colorful and witty handheld props, so you don’t have to worry! Incorporating decorations for your photos is always the best idea! 

Look for aesthetic backdrops. 

Photo by @iamjoan024

Backgrounds play an integral role in the photo, especially now that we are in the digital age. Make sure to look for a background that is pleasing to the eyes. You may keep it simple or grandiose depending on the occasion or your needs. In our beautiful hotel in Ortigas, you will find all sorts of simple yet enchanting backdrops like the awesome city view from your room, or the staircase, the glass window, the dining area, and our lobby. 

Try it yourself! Come over and test your photography skills as you enjoy your relaxing stay in the best hotel in Ortigas, Pasig City, Astoria Plaza! For more info, check out our website at, or give us a call at (+63 2) 8687-1111 loc. 8002 and 8881 or (+63) 917-889-8277. You may also email us at

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What are you waiting for? Your staycation awaits! 

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