Sunday, 17 July 2016

Fashion Photo Tips

Hey everyone!

So today's post is a little different as it's kind of similiar to an OOTD post yet it's also on how to take photo's for a fashion post whilst having fun. 

Whether you're trying to get that perfect shot for Instagram or your Blog, these are some of the tips which I find helpful when shooting. Incase you're wondering, all of the following photo's have been taken on my Canon 750D 18-55mm Lens

Tip 1: Use a timer.

There are many advantages to using a timer. Firstly, you won't have the struggle of having to hold the camera just to get face shots when no-one is around to take your photos for you. You will be able to set a timer, I usually go for about 10 seconds, and get into position for your shot without the kerfuffle. Secondly, you won't have the awkwardness of posing while someone takes pictures for you instead you can let loose and take whatever you feel like, yourself. Finally, you can get all the photo's you want before your done without feeling bad that the photographer's photo's aren't coming out as you wished, basically you only have yourself to blame...

Tip 2: Have music on a speaker while taking your photo's.

This way you will be able to let loose and enjoy yourself more. I'm sure we've all been there when you're taking photo's with a friend or just any person and you feel a little camera shy. This is where tip 1 comes in handy. Make sure to choose a playlist which puts you in a good mood and literally just dance! This way you will look so much happier in your photo's and sometimes photo's which aren't set up look so much better.

Tip 3: Find somewhere where the background doesn't take attention away from you or the person in it.

Sometimes indoor plain backgrounds look a lot better than backgrounds with so much detail as people will lose focus on what you're actually trying to portray. Don't get me wrong, the outside, flowery, beachy photo backgrounds look beautiful to look at but over crowded backgrounds don't work sometimes.

Tip 4: Use lighting to your advantage.

There are many ways that you can get natural lighting. For example, open the curtains and blinds and use a pale background to get the best lighting. Another option, which is my way of working round the lighting problem, is to shut the curtains then turn on a bright lamp I have which you can direct and move to position where you want. I put it just behind the tripod and shoot my photos as I usually would but the lighting comes out so much better. I also love the shadow effect you get by doing this.

Tip 5: Get photo's in different contrasts.

Some of you may not like the way the above photo is but I love having a few styled like this. I don't know if you'll agree but I think it really gives the photo a kind of vintage look which I adore in photos. To display some change on your fashion posts, be sure to shoot in different contrasts and light to vary your photo style if that's what you're aiming for.

Pink Bardot Dress - ON SALE NOW! WAS £25.00 

So these are my top 5 fashion blogging tips for taking photos. I know i'm far from perfect at this as i've only had my camera just over a month but these are the tips which I use at the moment. 

Let me know in the comments if you have any tips and i'll make sure to reply asap.

Thanks for reading, 

Love Em x


  1. Music really helps to take photos! Do you want to be friends with me on bloglovin? If yes, just follow my blog there, I'll follow your blog back!!!

  2. Great tips and love the poses!

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  3. Lighting is defentialy my biggest thing when coming to taking good photos! Thanks for the amazing tips Emily xx

    1. Yeah, essential! Your welcome babes Xx

  4. Great tips, Emily! I agree that lightning is important in taking great photos. That dress looks amazing on you! :)
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