Nobody said it’s easy being a Fashionista. Moreover, it is even harder to show the world that you are one. And we’re not just talking about your friends and passerbys who get the chance to take in all your stylish effort IRL. When you nail the perfect OOTD, you have no other option than to capture said look and post it on Instagram.
The problem? Getting followers’ attention to your shots requires that your pictures, not just your outfit, are aesthetically appealing and eye-catching. Exhausting, right?
If you don’t have a professional photographer or blogger boyfriend walking everywhere with you and taking all of those perfect ‘totally candid, in the moment’ pictures, you often feel lost.
But before you just snap another mirror selfie and call it a day, think again. Here’s exactly how to take those double-tap worthy street style photographs like a professional, even if you don’t own a DSLR (or a photog BF).
Tip #1: Framing is a key of a good picture. If you shoot street style pictures, make sure that you are is in the centre while avoiding cutting off head or feet. In addition, stay away from extreme low or high angles are rarely good ideas as they distort the reality. (Photo via @couturecrushrei)
Tip #2: Be natural and avoid forced postures. Play around and have fun while taking pictures! The more candid the pictures look like, the more appealing they are to the viewers. (Photo via @samanthaneira)
Tip #3: Natural lighting is irreplaceable—it makes not only your skin look really good, but also your outfit pop out more. Make sure to use this gift of nature to your advantage, knowing where the light is coming from will help you position yourself to the camera. (Photo via @sennialinabloom)
Tip #4: It does not hurt to take multiple pictures. It’s a whole heck of a lot easier to delete photos than to go back in time (or so I hear). Take your time and capture several frames to increase your chances of getting the perfect shot. (Photo via @juuliaolkkonen)
Tip #5: Avoid busy places. Sure you may think it is a good idea to shoot at the “coolest” spot. But maneuvering around crowds or having awkward strangers ruin your shot is never fun. A simple yet cool wall is always the safest options to make the viewers focus on your look. (Photo via @mmoor)
Tip #6: Sometimes weather makes taking pictures outside more challenging and plays with the lighting on your pictures. In order to avoid weird shadows, dark silhouettes, and overexposed parts on your pictures, do a shooting during “the golden hour.” It is the time right before the sunset when the light is weaker and warmer, which will make your photos look more magical and soft. (Photo via @devynnediaz)
Tip #7: It is all in the details, so make sure you actually capture them! Pictures of details are as important as full-body frames. They make your shots look more interesting and add variety. Take some extra pictures featuring the details to complement the entire presentation of your section of pictures and your grid. (Photo via @amandaskrabucha)
What other things do you do to capture to perfect Insta-worthy photo? Let us know in the comments below!