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How do you take your outfit photos?

Dress : c/o OASAP Shoes : Internacionale Necklace : c/o OASAP Okay, I was not sure about this dress one bit when I first yanked…

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oasap dress
Dress : c/o OASAP
Shoes : Internacionale
Necklace : c/o OASAP
stripy dressblue and white dress

Okay, I was not sure about this dress one bit when I first yanked it out of it’s OASAP packaging, but once I donned it, it was pretty much love at first sight! I couldn’t wait to get it on and take photos. The next day, the sun was shining through the window making it a great day to take some pictures.

My housemate, Lilly, was in the kitchen while I was taking these snaps, she said she now feels extra special because she has seen the ‘behind the scenes’ of my blog. Which isn’t as glamorous as I wish it were, it’s more awkward.

It basically consists of me rearranging our living room, pushing the sofa out of the way and dragging the coffee table across the room to set my tripod on, then walking stumbling back and forth to set the self timer, contemplating whether I should look at the camera or not.

I always wonder how other bloggers take their photographs.

  • Are they as awkward as me? 
  • Do they have to take 20 pictures and then go through the one’s that are out of focus and delete all the durp faces? 
  • Do they stumble around in heels weighing up which fake pose to do next?

In my head you all take a couple of photos that all come out simply perfect while I’m pottering about my house rearranging everything to make space! 

How do you take your outfit photos?

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89 comments

  1. These outfit photos were flawless in my opinion. I love that dress, I’d totally wear it!

    Relationships.College.Love
    New post on the blog: Valentine’s Day OOTD: Look 1

  2. Im totally awkward as you! And if you think Im in the street with sometimes people looking at me in such weird way! Lol! And as u I take million photos, then choose the “best” ones and then edit!:) So yes, I get you! Btw, the dress is fab and suits you very well! Kisses! xo

  3. My house is so weirdly shaped and dark and old that it doesn’t work great for photos. I usually take my outfit pictures while out and about with Angel as my photographer…I’ve taken them at the mall, at grocery stores…standing in the grassy section of parking lots, but just wearing whatever I happen to be wearing for that day. It’s weird but fun. If I had to take my own photos, I don’t think I would bother with it. 😛 You’re dedicated!

  4. I’m terrible at outfit photos and my husband refuses to help so I usually enlist the help of my 6 year old. It keeps things interesting 🙂 *Stopping by from Treasure Tromp’s link-up

  5. Hello from Spain: your new dress is fabulous. I love the stripes. You’re very pretty and elegant. Taking pictures indoors is always very difficult … you make good pictures. Keep in touch

  6. oh my, that dress is beautiful! when i take outfit photos inside i’m pretty much like that, and when i take them outside it’s awkward just because i try to avoid other people seeing me haha! xx

  7. This dress is one of my favourites of your collection!! I love it! stripes and long sleeves. It is perfect for winter. Kisses, Corinne:)

  8. What a cute dress! I never take outfit pictures because I don’t feel comfortable but I think you do it well and you look great on these pics!!

  9. I’m absolutely awful at taking photos, have to lean my camera up on something and run across the other side of the room on the self-timer. I only do it a few times and never end up with enough photos to choose the good ones, so I end up posting rubbish ones on my blog and then hating them, and myself. It’s not a good cycle. I am hoping that replacing my seven yr old point and shoot camoera with a slightly better one will help me with the quality of the photos at least..

    1. Aw, you shouldn’t post photos you don’t like! I’m sure you’ll get there eventually, it took a long time for me to get ones I like and sometimes I don’t like any so re-take the shoot.

  10. I’m so awkward when it comes to take outfit photos. I’d take pictures only in garden because I can never manage stuff inside!!

  11. I always take mine outside. I use my tripod and wireless remote, so I can take countless photo after photo. I take some vertical and then horizontal (by adjusting the tripod). When my husband is around, I make him take some hehe

  12. I love the look of your Oasap color block A-line dress, necklace, and your pretty hair! I like the collar, the vintage style puff at the shoulders, the flare and the drape of the dress. You showcase the Oasap dress beautifully – I love your poses.

    I am absolutely certain that I’m considerably more awkward than you are when taking my outfit photos. I use the same camera for the photos that I use for my YouTube OOTD and lingerie review videos, only for the videos there is no self-timer or delay, so the videos capture the same kind of awkwardness that happens when I take my outfit photos. Sometimes I’ll take three tries at a video but everyone can have a good giggle at my stuttering and bloopers since I don’t edit them at all. Someone posted a link to one of my videos to reddit/r/cringe and a commenter mentioned how I lurch into the field of view. The timer delay for photos is very short, so it’s hard getting in front of the camera and posed in time. My tripod is very unstable and shaky very often I’m not entirely in the picture or have my mouth open or eyes shut blinking. I also have trouble with dust particles ruining the photos if I use a flash or getting the lighting levels right if I don’t I think I average 40 photos just to get two useable ones. It’s agonizing weeding out the ones where my facial expression is horrid or the outfit isn’t showcased well enough or it’s blurry or out of focus, trying to find a good one. Someday maybe I’ll get a better camera or take photos outdoors or have another fashionista take the photos but I don’t see it in the foreseeable near future. It will be the same lighting and poses in the same place with just different outfits. Oh well.

    Your photos by comparison are spectacular! I love them.

    P.S.: Thank you for your recent comment on my lingerie fashionista blog at http://www.full-brief-panties.blogspot.com/

  13. This post is so cute- both in the photos themselves and in your explanation of how you take the shots. I’m the same- there’s a lot of erasing and, “Wow, I look dumb in that picture” happening while I take photos, too. 🙂

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

  14. Those pics are beautiful Corinne, nothing wrong with it! Well it works pretty much as you said, although MF takes my photos it’s either hit or miss. I am not a professional so I haven’t any clue how to pose or move, often the pics are just too awful, poses are awkward or whatever. Lovely dress BTW!
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

  15. I definitely can relate to the awkward feeling taking my own outfit pictures, and deleting the the out of focus ones… So fun right? 🙂

  16. I try to mix it up but some times I am in the same spot for the same post. hahahahaha. If it gets a bit warmer here (in Utah) I’ll be doing more outfits poses outdoors in fun backgrounds. CAN’T WAIT!

  17. I don’t take pictures so I can’t provide any good feedback sadly. But this dress….LOVE it, want it, so cute!! Happy End of the Week!

  18. pretty stripes!! a girl’s gotta love her stripes =)

    and YES i agree! it can always be awkward taking photos, i thought i was the only one! lol and i do go through all of them and see which is best… hahah funny guess we’re all the same!

    xo’s

    -teeney

  19. Thanks for explaining us how you take your outfit pictures 🙂 I only take close-ups of my face, so I don’t use a tripod. It’s definitely a challenge photographing yourself though, whether it’s from up close or a full body shot.

  20. First, I love the outfit.
    Then, I feeel ankward too when I take pics… and I always take a LOT so that I choose the best!
    Nameless Fashion Blog
    Nameless Fashion Blog Facebook page

  21. hahaha!! okay so i’m glad i’m not the only one!!!
    i literally move my room around then spend time running back and forth between my “set” and the camera on a table in heels (catching awkward running pictures in between thanks to the timer). 80 pics later i’m on the computer, cutting it down to maybe 5 or 6 if i’m lucky.
    and then it’s time to put my room back together 🙁 hahaha
    but truth be told it’s more awkward than my bf taking pictures for me! haha
    but yeap, you’re totally not alone (& it really takes SO much effort!!)
    also, love your instagram name!! 😀
    have a great weekend, fellow corinne!
    xx Corinne
    cateyesandthighhighs.com

  22. Try having your housemate take them sometime, this way she could give advice towards poses too.
    To answer your questions, yes lol. Most people have their significant other or a photographer take them if not using a tripod.
    I love this dress on you! So pretty!

    <3
    Harlynn
    mindyourmadness.blogspot.com

  23. Love this dress! And I know what you mean about feeling awkward about taking photos for SURE. I tried doing some timer photos and I just hate it, so I stick with the mirror selfie. I admire people who can pose and make it look so natural! -Gina
    On the Daily Express

  24. My son takes my pics and he gets frustrated because I ask for many to only use a few. I like taking pics outside even in the snow and rain. Enjoy the weekend – this is a great look for you.

  25. If I’m being honest, I suck at fashion post photography. This just happens! I take around 50 pictures but keep 4-5 only. I think it’s super oh-so-normal!

  26. Hi dear!
    Oh, nice and sweet dress, love it!
    Usuallly my brother takes my outfit photos but yeah, I feel a little bit stupid with some poses haha
    xoxo

  27. great look, just love the dress! me and my sis are really lucky to have each other, we usually take the photos to each other! so we just go out, find a cute place and snap some (50 at least) photos! 🙂

    Saci
    ChocolateFashionCoffee
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  28. Whenever I need to have my outfit photos taken I ask my hubby but would love to try the tripod and self timer though.

    Come to my blog to pick up your Liebster Award, Corinne
    Have a great day!

    w

  29. I don’t have a fashion blog, so for me it’s a bit different, but I would imagine it would be very much the same if I had to take pics of myself. Have a lovely weekend, Corinne!

  30. I used to set my timer too, but then I bought a remote and I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. It made things to much easier. I don’t have much room in my house, so I head outside for photo shoots. The lighting is much better as well. I take about 10 different photos and then pick three I like and couple them with close ups of the jewelry, shoes, details on the clothing, etc. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I always love hearing from you.

  31. yeah, it’s pretty much the same for me…although now i realize why some bloggers wear sun glasses all the time…it reduces the amount of blurry pictures you make bc you don’t have to worry about your eyes being in focus. I love this dress…so glad you decided to keep it! 🙂

  32. Your photos are always great – I would never know you’ve moved furniture round or anything! Even selfies are a challenge if you don’t have enough light, or a rubbish background….. x

    Louisa – My Family & Abruzzo

  33. Love this post! Don’t worry i think everyone feels unnatural and a bit awkward when posing for OOTD of FOTD lol. great photos though 😀

  34. Love the dress it is really beautiful. I hate people taking pictures of me and certainly taking them of myself Lucy x

  35. I always feel super awkward when taking photos of myself, I can never pull of a serious look to the camera pose, I always look awful! I prefer to smile.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, really enjoying yours. Would love if you would like to follow me back
    Lucy

    elizakklozet.blogspot.co.uk

  36. To your 3 points wondering how other bloggers take their photos…

    YES
    YES
    and
    YES!

    Haha…only I normally have about 600, flash on, flash off, god everything!!
    Holly Mixtures
    xx

  37. Hi Corinne! Great post, would love for you to linkup again with me at Fashion Boutique Favorites here:

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