Photography: outfit pictures tips & tricks
Hey guys – today I thought I would share a few tips on how to shoot cool outfit pictures. Since a lot of you guys are also blogging and since I did get a lot of requests for a video on blogging (which I think would be really cool, so yes, I’m working on it!), I thought these tips might be helpful for some of you :)
Lenses / camera
We use different types of lenses – you guys can actually discover everything about them in this little article that I wrote a while ago. Basically, we use mostly prime lenses as they create this super cool blurry background and more generally, they make your pictures look more professional. For the Olympus PEN we use both the 45 mm and the 17 mm prime lenses. The 45 mm is perfect to give a sort of street style vibe to your pictures, while the 17 mm create more moody, arty shots. Both of them are great and they allow you to have a lot of freedom and be creative :)
Picking the right location is SO important. You have to find a place that matches the mood of your outfit and the atmosphere you want to convey through your pictures. It can also match your outfit in a funny way – for example you can play with colors or textures. Having a brick wall behind you or a blurry, colorful forest (hello 45 mm) can completely change the way your readers will perceive your outfit! Photography is so fun, the more you experiment with it the better you will get at it.
Editing pictures is a very personal process. You can choose to have them more vibrant, muted, dark or very light – it’s all up to you! The Olympus PEN is great in that aspect as it allows you to choose from filters that are already built in the camera. I don’t personally use them that often (lucky me, my little photographer Luca does all the editing and in my opinion he’s pretty good at it ;)) but I guess that if I were to do this on my own I would probably find these filters very handy!
Hope you guys liked this article! As always, feel free to ask if you have more questions! I’m always happy to help :) Much love x