How To Take Outfit Photos

Taking blog/outfit photos is not easy, especially if you don't have a professional photographer following you around! I certainly don't have one, but I have great friends and family that volunteer as tribute and put up with me during shoots. Here is how I suggest fixing the problems y'all may have while taking pictures!


The Problem: You have no one to take your photos

The Solution: Purchase a tripod and remote for your camera! A lot of bloggers do this. If you don't have someone around that is willing to take pictures for you, invest in a tripod and then you'll be able to take your blog photos whenever you want. If the remote seems obvious in your photos, pose in a manner that hides it.


The Problem: You don't know how to pose for photos

The Solution: It takes a ton of practice. Try to act as natural as possible so photos don't seem over-posed. Candid shots are great. It takes time to get this stuff down, but with every photo shoot you'll see your poses improving. If you don't want to seem stiff, move a little! Sometimes I walk around while shooting and my mom keeps snapping photos. Relax and you'll be fine, I promise!


The Problem: You want to shoot in public but hate it when people are watching you

The Solution: Take photos early in the morning! I take mine at the park before work because less people are around at 8:30am. Bonus–– the lighting is also better at this time rather than at noon.


The Problem: The lighting is off in photos because the sun is too harsh

The Solution: Shoot during Golden Hour if possible. Don't know when Golden Hour is? Look here and it will tell you exactly when it starts depending on your location.


The Problem: Your photos are not as "high quality" as you'd like them to be

The Solution: Invest in a DSLR camera. If you already have one but still are not satisfied, I recommend checking out a 50mm 1.8 lens. I use that lens with my Canon DSLR and LOVE it.


The Problem: You have nowhere "pretty" or "scenic" to take photos

The Solution: Shoot outside in front of a cool looking wall! I love posing in front of white walls downtown because my outfit pops against them.


The Problem: You shoot in auto and your photos are overexposed or underexposed

The Solution: Do not, I repeat do not, shoot in auto ever. Shoot in manual and adjust the shutter speed/ISO/aperture as needed. Take test shots and work from there! Don't know how to adjust these? Youtube has excellent tutorials!


Hopefully this helped y'all out a little! If you have any blog photography related questions, don't hesitate to email me or drop a line in my tumblr ask box. I am always happy to answer questions!

8 comments

  1. Sweet post! Luckily, I'm a graphic design nerd so I have a knack for photo editing, but these tips are awesome, regardless, for someone new like me. Thanks!

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  2. These tips are amazing! I can't wait to use them for my blog.

    Xoxo,
    Amanda
    trulyyoursa.com

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  3. This is such an excellent post, I'll definitely have to use these for my blog!

    Anika [hej + bonjour]
    hejbonjour.blogspot.com

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  4. Great tips! Too true about the last tip - never, ever shoot in auto!
    xx, Mikkaela
    The Southwestern Prepster

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  5. Great tips! My other problem is how to name your outfit posts. Do you have any tips for that?

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  6. These are great! At this time I just don't have the money to invest in a good camera so I'm stuck working with my phone. Because of this, I don't do that many outfit posts. Any tips for when using a phone camera?

    Running Alyssa

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  7. Thank you so much for this post, I am going to use these tips for my own blog-legalandbeauty.wordpress.com to take some amazing photos x

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  8. Thank you so much for this post, I am going to use these tips for my own blog-legalandbeauty.wordpress.com to take some amazing photos x

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