Best ACL photo op spots in Zilker

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 Throughout the whole month of October, social media feeds are bombarded with posts about ACL. Whether it’s a photo of the concert stage or friends in front of the infamous flags, here is a guide to the best places to take a picture at ACL.

The ACL flags

The most identifying scene from ACL is the rows of multicolored flags. To get a quality picture with the flags, the photo has to be taken from a worm’s eye view, meaning the camera is low to the ground, or from the perspective of a worm.  From this angle, a full body can be seen in the photo, so festivalgoers can show off their fashion as the flags fly above their heads.

“ACL FEST” on the rocks

Every year during ACL the hill of rocks at Zilker Park are decorated with the words “ACL FEST” in the style of the Hollywood Sign. A picture on or below the rocks is a perfect post to share about the festival fun. These photos should be taken in landscape format. The rule of thirds is a photographic principal where the frame of an image is divided into thirds horizontally and vertically to create a three-by-three square grid. This is done to enhance the framing of photos so that they are more visually appealing. Take the
picture in a way that allows face to show and then have the rocks in
the background.

hroughout the whole month of October, social media feeds are bombarded with posts about ACL. Whether it’s a photo of the concert stage or friends in front of the infamous flags, here is a guide to the best places to take a picture at ACL.

Open grass areas

Finding an open area at ACL can be difficult with the crowds of people and large stages in every corner of Zilker. If by chance there is an open area, take the opportunity to lay down with friends and show off a smile or people can take photos more concentrated on clothes and fashion choices they made. Festival wear can be very interesting and intriguing to many people, so a photo will rake up those likes.

“ACL Fest” frame

The large brown picture frame in the middle of the park is an ACL staple and can be found next to the tall flags. Stand in line and wait to get a great photo in the frame tagged “ACL Fest.” Be confident and try different poses while standing in the frame, so festivalgoers time at ACL can be shown off further.

The concert stage

While rocking out to a favorite artist, take the opportunity to snap a picture with the stage lights lighting up the face and the joy from seeing that artist come out. A photo while singing along and dancing to the many performances at ACL adds something unique to social media and will forever be remembered. There are eight stages at ACL: American Express, Bonus Tracks, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Miller Lite, T-Mobile, Honda, BMI and Vrbo.

Waiting in line

There are three entrances into ACL. The line to get into ACL is long and the heat contributes to excessive sweating. Instead of sweating away all that body glitter, take some pictures during the wait. This is an opportunity to try new angles and poses to show off the fit.