Reader request! :)
Taking a good outfit photo can be difficult, especially if you don’t have your own photographer boyfriend (I’m looking at you Rumi), so to help you guys out here are some tips on taking great outfit photos that will showcase what you are wearing the best way possible.
Your self-timer is your best friend when it comes to taking outfit photos.You don’t even need a tripod! Just find a sturdy flat surface approximately waist height (or set one up with boxes/books) and use that as your tripod! I set my camera on the armrest of a couch for most of my outfit photos. If you’ve got a DSLR, focus your lens on the spot where you’ll be standing first and then set off your self-timer, walk over to your spot and wait for the self-timer to go off! If you’re confused as to how to work your self-timer, check your camera’s manual.
Find a Photographer
If you’re without a self-timer, you’re pretty much out of luck with taking your own photos (avoid mirror shots- no matter how clean your mirror is). Instead, find someone else to take your photos. Just remember to tell them to get your feet/shoes in the picture!
Another very important factor in taking a good outfit photo is the lighting. A darkly lit photo may be artistic, but if the point of the photo is to show your outfit, it’s not going to be very effective. Natural lighting is best, but a well lit room indoors will do just as well. Don’t forget to adjust the white balance (either on your camera or in a photo editing program). Orange-tinged indoor photos aren’t good…
This is more of an afterthought- try if you can, but no biggie if you don’t, but a nice setting can really compliment your outfit. Your messy room will only distract from your outfit. Try to pick either a neutral setting like a blank wall that will let your outfit stand out, or a scenic background that will enhance your outfit.