How To Take Outfit Shots In Public - Faux Fur Coat

Make A Plan

Shooting in public requires strategic planning, like a military operation. Prepare yourselves to battle the elements, fend off cars and avoid crowds of people. 

Plan where you want to shoot in advance, scout out your locations - google maps will be your best friend for this. Avoid rush hour times to shoot. Taking photos during the school runs is never a good idea, school kids and posing in fancy frocks in the street never goes down too well.. 

Top Tip: Always bring something you can throw on over your shoulders to keep warm (and hide under), bring flats you can walk to your locations in.



The Cover Story

'Erm excuse me, why are you standing in the middle of the road?'
 Not necessarily a verbalised question, but often one pedestrians think whilst they awkwardly glare at you in passing.

Next time they're eyeballs glare for a little too long how about a excuse. Who me? Why am i standing in the road? Well i'm checking the symmetry of the road lines of course! Who else is going to measure the curves of the road cambers?

Other excuses include but are not limted to, the old classics, just helping someone with their A-level course work. Works EVERY time.

How To Take Outfit Shots In Public

Practice Your Poses 

The camera has the ability to make people (me) freeze as soon as its aimed at them. Suddenly you become extremely aware of your arms, what on earth do you do with them bad boys? Do you do the standard hand on hip? Or cross your arms? Who knows, practice what you feel the most comfortable doing - usually the most candid shots work the best. 

Remember perched above those awkward limbs you do have a face. This is something i always forget to do, hence my chronic resting bitch face.  

Shoot With People You Trust 

For a long time i shot with a tripod and yeah they're great, they're reliable always ready when you are. But it's just not the same as shooting with a person. When you shoot with someone you can get all sorts of crazy angles and plus it makes you feel less, well, strange. 
It's important to shoot with someone you trust, you want to feel comfortable with them and you want them to tell you when you have a weird twisted collar or smudged lipstick. 

I'm lucky enough to have my amazing boyfriend to take my outfit photos. It took awhile to convince him to do it regularly, but then he saw the lovely comments you guys leave on my outfit shots which inflated his ego slightly and so now he willingly (some days he needs incentives aka food or tea) wants to take my shots.  

Bloggers make for great people to shoot with as they know how to take the right shots and what angles work the best. How about arranging a day to get together with some other blogger pals? I packed my suitcase and got together with Annie and Zoe last month to shoot a few looks, we then met with the mysterious Fashion Worked, who gave us a quick interview - head over to his site to read it.

How To Take Outfit Shots In Public

Fake The Confidence 

The thing i often here people say is 'I'm too shy to pose in public' this is something absolutely every single model, blogger, photographer, well just about everyone feels like when they shoot outside for the first time. It took me a long while to feel comfortable, well, less awkward looking posing in public.

The possibility of someone laughing always puts the fear of god into people. But hey you know what? Who cares? Does it really matter? 
You need and want to get the best shots, keep forcing yourself to do it and trust me you get to a point where you honestly don't even care anymore. Remind yourselves of the end result every time you feel a little self conscience and rememeber your not alone, there are tonnes of bloggers feeling your pain!

So in the wise words of just about every rap artist, eff the haters, whack on your fancy frocks and go do your thannnnnng.

Charlotte x

How To Take Outfit Shots In Public - Faux Fur Coat

Make A Plan

Shooting in public requires strategic planning, like a military operation. Prepare yourselves to battle the elements, fend off cars and avoid crowds of people. 

Plan where you want to shoot in advance, scout out your locations - google maps will be your best friend for this. Avoid rush hour times to shoot. Taking photos during the school runs is never a good idea, school kids and posing in fancy frocks in the street never goes down too well.. 

Top Tip: Always bring something you can throw on over your shoulders to keep warm (and hide under), bring flats you can walk to your locations in.



The Cover Story

'Erm excuse me, why are you standing in the middle of the road?'
 Not necessarily a verbalised question, but often one pedestrians think whilst they awkwardly glare at you in passing.

Next time they're eyeballs glare for a little too long how about a excuse. Who me? Why am i standing in the road? Well i'm checking the symmetry of the road lines of course! Who else is going to measure the curves of the road cambers?

Other excuses include but are not limted to, the old classics, just helping someone with their A-level course work. Works EVERY time.

How To Take Outfit Shots In Public

Practice Your Poses 

The camera has the ability to make people (me) freeze as soon as its aimed at them. Suddenly you become extremely aware of your arms, what on earth do you do with them bad boys? Do you do the standard hand on hip? Or cross your arms? Who knows, practice what you feel the most comfortable doing - usually the most candid shots work the best. 

Remember perched above those awkward limbs you do have a face. This is something i always forget to do, hence my chronic resting bitch face.  

Shoot With People You Trust 

For a long time i shot with a tripod and yeah they're great, they're reliable always ready when you are. But it's just not the same as shooting with a person. When you shoot with someone you can get all sorts of crazy angles and plus it makes you feel less, well, strange. 
It's important to shoot with someone you trust, you want to feel comfortable with them and you want them to tell you when you have a weird twisted collar or smudged lipstick. 

I'm lucky enough to have my amazing boyfriend to take my outfit photos. It took awhile to convince him to do it regularly, but then he saw the lovely comments you guys leave on my outfit shots which inflated his ego slightly and so now he willingly (some days he needs incentives aka food or tea) wants to take my shots.  

Bloggers make for great people to shoot with as they know how to take the right shots and what angles work the best. How about arranging a day to get together with some other blogger pals? I packed my suitcase and got together with Annie and Zoe last month to shoot a few looks, we then met with the mysterious Fashion Worked, who gave us a quick interview - head over to his site to read it.

How To Take Outfit Shots In Public

Fake The Confidence 

The thing i often here people say is 'I'm too shy to pose in public' this is something absolutely every single model, blogger, photographer, well just about everyone feels like when they shoot outside for the first time. It took me a long while to feel comfortable, well, less awkward looking posing in public.

The possibility of someone laughing always puts the fear of god into people. But hey you know what? Who cares? Does it really matter? 
You need and want to get the best shots, keep forcing yourself to do it and trust me you get to a point where you honestly don't even care anymore. Remind yourselves of the end result every time you feel a little self conscience and rememeber your not alone, there are tonnes of bloggers feeling your pain!

So in the wise words of just about every rap artist, eff the haters, whack on your fancy frocks and go do your thannnnnng.

Charlotte x

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