Wednesday, 2 August 2017

How to Take Amazing Photos for Your Fashion Blog

Through your photography, you can add character and personality to your blog. As we all know by now great photography and visual pleasing aesthetics are very important when it comes to blogging. So I thought I'd share my tips and tricks on how I take amazing photos for my fashion blog.

Camera Equipment

I use my DSLR for all photography with the exception of outfit photography. This is purely because my mum takes my outfit photos and she can't tell when I'm in focus and when I'm not (sorry mum, but it's true – here's an example). I have her take outfit photos from my iPhone 6s which, I think, is a great alternative. The DSLR I'm using is a Canon EOS 100D with an 18mm lens. It's basically like the Canon EOS 700D, but smaller and easier to carry around. If you don't have anyone to take your outfit photos for you, you can get a tripod and use the selftimer function on your DSLR (which is what I should be doing myself, but I'm too much of a chicken to do that in public)

Editing Apps

I use VSCO and Snapseed to edit my photos, but there are a ton of other editing apps out there such as FaceTune and Afterlight. VSCO has the most amazing filters and it allows you to change exposure, contrast, add grains etc. to your photos. Snapseed, however, goes more in depth with the editing whereas VSCO is more like "adding the finishing touches".

Consistency

Consistency is key. Develop your own style and stick to it. It's gonna look really good and aesthetically pleasing when your photos have the same vibe to them whether that's a flat lay or an outfit photo. Use the same filter (I use hb1 because it has a nice cool tone to it) every time, if you can, and try to use the same or very similar blog props (I use random golden plastic stars, my polka dot bedding, fashion magazines and my Macbook Pro A LOT).

Less Is More

I know Pinterest flat lays often suggest to shove as many random things in your photo as possible, but I would suggest you to keep it very minimized as too much clutter distracts the eye. I personally think that blogging props should stay somewhat relevant to your main item in your photo.

I hope these tips were somewhat helpful. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below! 
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