I know Instagram is all about individuality and creativity, and stock photos are a complete opposite of it. However, you can use the stock photos in such a way that they look like an original.

In this article, I will tell you how you can use stock photos to up your Instagram likes game, without making the stock photos look unnatural.

Do Not Over Do Your Stock Photos

When people feel like stock photos are working well on their account, they go ahead and fill their profile with stock photos. It might look super cute, but in the same place, it looks low effort. When it comes to Instagram people, love a good worth watching post

Long Posts

When you need to make a long post, stock photos work fantastically. You can choose a minimalist relatable stock photo to post your long post, which acts as your cover photo for the long post. It can be a plain colored background, a quote, or an artsy picture.

Up Your Instagram Highlight Game

Most Instagram advertisers underestimate highlights. However, they are an excellent way to engage the audience. They also make a great place to use your stock photos. Cute highlight covers are the best use of stock photos.

 Mix It Up With Your Original Content

You cannot post all stock photos on your Instagram. Therefore, it is a good idea that you mix and match your content. You can color coordinate your original photos with stock photos. It will make your profile look balanced. The best thing is it is a big money saver when you are on a budget!


If you were short on budget and you could not afford a background for your product. You can edit your product into the stock photo and take it to another level.

Video Background

If you are on a budget, Photoshop and stock photos are your Holy Grail. You can use your stock photos as a product video shoot background. It will look more aesthetic and help you get more Instagram likes.

Make Carousel Posts

Carousel posts are the best way to get more engagement. Believe it or not, you can use stock photos to make carousel posts on Instagram.

Color Blocking

Color blocking is a fantastic way to make your profile look cleaner and put together. Many popular brand pages use this approach. The stock photos have some of the best block color photos.

Vectors For Instagram Stories

Vectors might be the best way to engage the audience on your Instagram page. They give little elements to your profile that make people click on your profile. The small moving objects are cute and look perfectly fine on stock photos. Instead, make them look better.


Using stock photos has become a massive trend on Instagram now. You can say they have become an effective way to get more engagement and get more Instagram likes.



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