Thursday, 3 February 2011

Just out of curiosity…

Who takes your outfit photographs?



I am struggling with the idea of photographing myself, let alone my whole outfit.

(Lets be honest, I don’t have a very good camera, the next best thing to a tripod is a pile of books, and I don’t have anyone to take my photographs for me*)
Any ideas?

*sorry if this sounds like a moan, I promise it’s not
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21 comments

  1. I have a PANTS camera, hence the photo quality. I use self timer and usually a kitchen worktop as it is the perfect height for me!

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  2. I bought a tripod but I get to grips with it, so its still my boy Ed who begrudgingly takes my outfit photos! :) x

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  3. I use the ironing board, with my camera on a timer. Good thing is with the ironing board it can be set at different heights. Not that I ever post the pictures, but it works. x

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  4. I used to use a timer until I told Jon I had a blog and now he does it for me. Don't worry about self pictures, I loathed photos of me for years, bloggings a great way to learn to love yourself. xxx

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  5. oh alice, thank-you thank-you thank-you for your lovely letter! :') it's so pretty and thoughtful! i'm so glad you had a wonderful time in london. i'll definitely be replying to you soon.

    i used to use my camera on a pile of hat boxes and books in my bedroom, but now my lovely mum kindly takes my outfit photographs outside for me! i got a tripod from my dad for christmas, so i really want to start using inside my bedroom or hallway, and maybe if i get brave enough to use it outside! good luck with your outfit photographs my dear, i'd love to see what you wear and how you style things.

    xx

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  6. I mostly take them myself. I use my timer on my (not that great) camera and prop it up somewhere. Normally I take loads because I hate most of them. Sometimes hubby will take a picture and you can tell the ones he takes because I look more relaxed and he usually makes me laugh/smile more. x

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  7. I rarely take self portraits/outfit photos, but I bought a cheap tripod from Argos (£15?) and a remote (£20) for my SLR - just so much easier!

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  8. I really wanted one of those spice girl cameras when I was a kid...
    I make my brother takes mine but I don't have a blank wall in my house to take a nice photo against. Every wall has a socket or picture on grr.
    I also have no idea how to edit photos, totally useless photographer
    xx

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  9. i have a digital camera which i tend to balance on a jewellery box atop a shelf. very professional! unfortuantely i have no better suggestions sorry x

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  10. I've always taken them myself. I started off with a little digital camera propped up on bookcases etc, then got a cheapo tripod which helped a lot! I've got an SLR now because the other camera died and that has a very snazzy multi shot self timer option which means I can just move about a bit and take 5 photos in 5 seconds rather than having to reset after each picture.

    I wouldn't worry about hating pictures of yourself though. I loathed it at the start and am still not fond of looking at myself but other people aren't anywhere near as critical of me as I am of myself. In fact they're not at all critical, only ever lovely and supportive.

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  11. I wondered the same thing about fashion bloggers. I want to do ootd but never can get the perfect angle.

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  12. until i move closer to my boyfriend, i use the cheeky timer on my camera! i have to say the lighting isn't great and my camera isn't fab either but i think everyone is just interested in each others outfit choices :) i know i am! xo

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  13. I am rubbish at using my tripod, so I normally just place my camera on something tall and run away from the self timer as fast as I can! :) haha. David takes my pictures quite often but I cant always rely on him being there! I hope you manage to find something that works for you girlie, would love to see outfit posts etc from you!

    Thank you for the comment, I am pretty rubbish with html too but if youre thinking of changing your layout and need some help just holla :) xx

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  14. I've never done an outfit post either. I think I'd need to build up the courage first and then find someone to take the pics x

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  15. I have a super duper cheap tripod and use the self timer. It's a pain to be honest so I'm going to make my boy take pictures for me one day soon! I don't think he's too thrilled about the prospect though haha. xo

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  16. I take almost all my outfit photos myself using the self timer and a tripod, mainly because I am a complete control freak and other people get bored of my exacting standards when they help out!

    It took me a long time to get comfortable with taking my own photos of me, and I still hate doing it with anyone watching. I don't think you need a good camera or a tripod and all the gear to take a good outfit photo though. I started with a point and shoot camera on a stack of books just like most bloggers! The most important things I think are good natural daylight and lots of time so you can take loads of photos and experiment with different angles and poses.

    I'd love to see some outfit photos when you're comfortable showing them!

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  17. Mostly myself chic, I'm so critical so at times it could take dozens of shots before one was ok, I wouldn't want to thrust that pressure on anyone else ha! I know some other bloggers utilise boyfriends, parents or friends, anyone their trust really! jazzy ♥

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  18. I've got just the same problem - trying to prop my camera phone on a head-height shelf to take a picture downwards of me - useless! I don't like the taken in a mirror shots but unfortunately they're my speciality until I get a proper camera x

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  19. I don't take outfit photos so can't offer any tips I'm afraid but I did have that Spice Girls Polaroid camera! I remember feeling like the luckiest girl in the world. And then it broke. Sob!

    I've just been reading through lots of posts on your blog and wanted to say that they're fantastic. So heartfelt and interesting.

    Emily x

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  20. friends, mom, sister or then invest in a tripod..they r not that expensive...

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  21. Photo of the spice girls made me smile! x

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