You guys, I’m so excited to have Elycia of ♥elycia on the blog today! First off, let’s just talk about how much fun her hair and her adorable self are! Secondly, she’s posting about something that I think is really awkward and scary for many people – taking pictures of yourself. Read on, and be sure to share any pictures you take after learning how to take a good selfie! – Lindsay
Hello there! I’m elycia from the blog ♥elycia. I am a crafty, vintage-loving, cat lady living in a cute house on a quiet street with my husband and our two kitties. I was so excited when Lindsay asked me to participate in this little photography project. Today I’m here to talk to you about something that is so fun for me… taking my own outfit photos! Every so often I grab my husband and have him snap a few outfit shots for me but more often than not I take them all by myself! Here are 5 things that help me out when taking my own outfit photos.
2. Get a remote!In the beginning I experimented with taking outfit photos without a remote and it was very hard. While most cameras have a self timer so that you can set the camera and then run in front of it, it is very difficult to set the focus correctly when you don’t have anything to focus on! It can be done but it takes a ton of trial and error and you will not have fun, trust me! Get yourself a cheap little remote, stand in front of the camera and shoot away! You can usually even set a few second delay on your camera so that you have time to hide the fact that you are holding a remote.
2. Move yourself and the camera around.I try to take a variety of shots when I am doing my own outfit photos. I take some full body shots, some closer ones and usually a bunch of detail shots as well. This involves moving yourself towards and away from the camera and sometimes raising and lowering the tripod. Try to take all of your far away full body shots before you start moving the tripod around, this will save you time. Also, change the orientation of the camera. Take some landscape shots as well as some portraits. It makes it more interesting when you have a mixture of the two! In case you don’t know…the first shot below it portrait style (taller than wide), the second is landscape (wider than tall).
4. Be silly!Don’t be afraid to take a “bad” photo. The best part about taking your own outfit photos is that if you end up looking like a total goof, no one has to see it but you! Although, sometimes I like sharing my “total goof” photos! I am getting better at being comfortable in front of the camera when someone else is holding it but I tend to take fewer what-is-up-with-my-face-in-this-photo shots when I am controlling the remote. I am just more relaxed when it is just me and my remote in charge of the photos.
I hope these simple tips help encourage you to take your own outfit photos! It really is fun! Let me know if you take some outfit photos of yourself. You can leave me a comment on my blog, or message me on Twitter!