How To Take Outfit Photos

Taking blog/outfit photos is not easy, especially if you don't have a professional photographer following you around! I certainly don't have one, but I have great friends and family that volunteer as tribute and put up with me during shoots. Here is how I suggest fixing the problems y'all may have while taking pictures!

The Problem: You have no one to take your photos

The Solution: Purchase a tripod and remote for your camera! A lot of bloggers do this. If you don't have someone around that is willing to take pictures for you, invest in a tripod and then you'll be able to take your blog photos whenever you want. If the remote seems obvious in your photos, pose in a manner that hides it.

The Problem: You don't know how to pose for photos

The Solution: It takes a ton of practice. Try to act as natural as possible so photos don't seem over-posed. Candid shots are great. It takes time to get this stuff down, but with every photo shoot you'll see your poses improving. If you don't want to seem stiff, move a little! Sometimes I walk around while shooting and my mom keeps snapping photos. Relax and you'll be fine, I promise!

The Problem: You want to shoot in public but hate it when people are watching you

The Solution: Take photos early in the morning! I take mine at the park before work because less people are around at 8:30am. Bonus–– the lighting is also better at this time rather than at noon.

The Problem: The lighting is off in photos because the sun is too harsh

The Solution: Shoot during Golden Hour if possible. Don't know when Golden Hour is? Look here and it will tell you exactly when it starts depending on your location.

The Problem: Your photos are not as "high quality" as you'd like them to be

The Solution: Invest in a DSLR camera. If you already have one but still are not satisfied, I recommend checking out a 50mm 1.8 lens. I use that lens with my Canon DSLR and LOVE it.

The Problem: You have nowhere "pretty" or "scenic" to take photos

The Solution: Shoot outside in front of a cool looking wall! I love posing in front of white walls downtown because my outfit pops against them.

The Problem: You shoot in auto and your photos are overexposed or underexposed

The Solution: Do not, I repeat do not, shoot in auto ever. Shoot in manual and adjust the shutter speed/ISO/aperture as needed. Take test shots and work from there! Don't know how to adjust these? Youtube has excellent tutorials!

Hopefully this helped y'all out a little! If you have any blog photography related questions, don't hesitate to email me or drop a line in my tumblr ask box. I am always happy to answer questions!


  1. Sweet post! Luckily, I'm a graphic design nerd so I have a knack for photo editing, but these tips are awesome, regardless, for someone new like me. Thanks!

  2. These tips are amazing! I can't wait to use them for my blog.


  3. This is such an excellent post, I'll definitely have to use these for my blog!

    Anika [hej + bonjour]

  4. Great tips! Too true about the last tip - never, ever shoot in auto!
    xx, Mikkaela
    The Southwestern Prepster

  5. Great tips! My other problem is how to name your outfit posts. Do you have any tips for that?

  6. These are great! At this time I just don't have the money to invest in a good camera so I'm stuck working with my phone. Because of this, I don't do that many outfit posts. Any tips for when using a phone camera?

    Running Alyssa

  7. Thank you so much for this post, I am going to use these tips for my own to take some amazing photos x

  8. Thank you so much for this post, I am going to use these tips for my own to take some amazing photos x