I get asked a lot about my blog and Instagram pictures. From how I edit them to how I get them to look so professional and what camera’s I use. I have an editing guide here if you were wondering about editing. But today’s blog post is how to take the ‘perfect’ picture before editing!
So let’s jump right in!
3 Guaranteed Ways to Make your Blog (or Instagram) Pictures Better!:
1. Create a story
Don’t just take a picture. Create a story. Use buildings in the background to create interest, depth and height. Take advantage of the way the sunlight is hitting the road or the way it’s hitting your hair. Look at your surroundings and try to make them create a story for either your blog post or Instagram. Create a vibe or a feeling. Nothing is more captivating than an image that creates a story. It’s so easy to take a picture in front of a wall and call it a day. But it’s so much more exciting and inspiring to use your surrounding to help tell the story about your outfit!
2. Capture the candid
To really create a story try and capture the candid moments. Nothing shoots better than an authentic walk (vs the fake walk – which rarely looks good). Walk around your shooting location, naturally interact with what’s around you and do your thing. I like to pretend that Qais isn’t there shooting me and organically walk around the area! Go ahead and adjust your jacket, look both ways before crossing the road and fix your hair. Do things you’d naturally do and let your photographer capture the candid, nothing looks better than candid movement!
3. Play with angles
Now there is nothing wrong with an outfit shot where you’re standing right in the middle of the frame. But, different angles really make for interesting content. Qais loves creating height with the building behind me by shooting low. Or try using a Dutch angle to get a ‘high fashion’ feel (see my 3rd picture to see what a dutch angle is). It can also make a simple outfit and location more interesting, which is a trick we use when our location is simple or my outfit is basic!
Do you guys have any tips to make your blog pictures better? Comment them below!