This post is aptly named How NOT To Take Blog Photos. The more I looked at the these, the more I cringe. I mean everything is bad.
However, the reason I’m showing you these is to prove that fashion bloggers ( me ) do not always have it together.
Now for these close up shots. They need more styling. I’m standing in two very similar poses and although thats not actually a bad thing, in this case, it’s just boring. I needed to do more with my hands and I also needed another prop ( purse, watch, bracelet, something! ).
Also, the lighting is hitting the side of my face. Very unflattering. It’s casting shadows and making one side of my face look washed out.
And lastly, this closeup of the scarf. This should have been my hero image, but instead it looks like it was taken with a phone camera and not my Nikon. The light hitting the scarf is causing shadows and it’s also washing out the scarf’s colors.
I thought when I took this I was amply shaded. I guess not.
Moral of this blog post, don’t accept sub-par blog photos. I was in a hurry on this particular day and I chose a bad spot without thinking it through and I rushed through the pictures without really checking to make sure they looked good.
Always check and double check your photos after taking them. Don’t just assume ( hangs head in shame ) that because they are clear, they are passible. First off, photos should never be passible, they should be the best. Secondly, they should also wow you. Yes, you as the photographer should look at your photos and think ‘These look amazing! I can’t believe I took that’.
So please learn from my mistake(s) above and don’t repeat them. Please, just don’t.