Ugh, I know exactly what you mean! (I’m new to Chictopia, but less new to photography.) It seems like things just don’t fall into place, and other days you get so much fabulousity that you don’t know which ones to choose. :) Those are the good days.posted over 4 years ago
I know what you mean. I recently took my senior pictures and it was a bad photo day. :(((posted over 4 years ago
don’t let not getting into the gallery kill your love for fashion! it’s okay. just think of a standard pose and get some nice shade and a stable surface. go at it for 5-10 minutes. if you don’t like your photos, turn it off, take a break, come back! you’ll probably regret deleting an essential part of your style diary later :)posted over 4 years ago
Bad photo days happen just like bad hair days! I think you have to feel confident and natural to take a good photo or else it just feels forced and the camera picks that up. We all have our days when we dont feel 100%. That’s when you go for some ice cream and a Rachel Zoe Project marathon!posted about 4 years ago
WEll I have days when I put on a cute outfit and it looks great in the mirror and then I take pictures and my outfit looks like crap. usually those are cloudy overcast days. I am not sure how to take a good picutre on a cloudy day.posted over 1 year ago
I think it's more of a photo thing. Skilled photographers are good at getting the exact or close to exact photo they want, so it's really just a matter of practise and determination. Figure out what works best. I still struggle and find it to be a pain in the ass to get great outfit photos because I'm taking them all myself too. Just make mental notes of what works and what doesn't work, and experiment a little! Make the photography process enjoyable.
posted over 1 year ago
This probably happens to everybody. It sounds like you're just running dry on inspiration though. When you're inspired during a shoot, it sets the mood. I would find inspiration in the setting, your outfit, music, or maybe other photography you find online!posted over 1 year ago
I had some bad photo days with good outfits, and some boring outfits in a good composition. Truth is, I'm on my own when it comes to taking pictures. I'm too shy to visit places in public and have my pictures get taken from there...so I usually use my room and my backyard as a backdrop. I don't even use a reflector tool either.
When I don't have time to set my tripod out for "good photo days", I would just illustrate my outfits in drawings instead.
Sometimes the photos don't capture the essence of my outfit like how they really are in real life. But I think my illustrations gets the spirit a lot more better!
We are human and we can't always look "eye-candy-and-marketable" everyday. Don't think too much about chic points, don't compare yourselves to others. In the end, you are really showing your ideas and dressing for yourself. :)posted over 1 year ago