I’ve always loved fashion, from a young age I would collect and cut out my favourite magazine clippings and make my own scrapbooks filled with inspiration. I studied Elle Girl like a textbook and would always push the boundaries of fashion. But in my twenties I turned my back on fashion and always opted for the safe option.
I have also never, ever thought about photographing my outfit. Up until last weekend I wouldn’t have ever dreamt I'd be posting a photograph of myself posing in front of a gorgeous fireplace…
I did really like this outfit and sometimes it’s nice to get a photograph of what you wore - I'm new to this whole thing.
Which makes me wonder...
What exactly is a Fashion Blogger?
Someone who photographs their outfits and then posts them online – I think we’ve established that.
Why do it?
It’s a way of recording outfit choices, looks and styles.
It’s a way to build body confidence.
It gets you some free* clothes.
It inspires you to dress creatively.
It opens you up to praise (but also criticism).
None, all or some of the above.
Is it hard?
Yes, it takes time, patience and perseverance. I far underestimated just how long it takes to get a decent shot.
What skills do you need?
There are no formal qualifications needed, just a bit of a flair for creativity.
What equipment do you need?
The long standing debate of quality, Nikon vs. Canon, but I firmly believe you don't need the best camera for the best shot.
A willing photographer – the general agreement is you need someone willing to follow you around and take your snaps for you. Although a tripod works too – depending how brave you are feeling.
Will real life friends, family and acquaintances ever understand why you take photographs of yourself and post them online?
Becks wrote a similar (and far more hilarious) post here, it’s very amusing.