For some it isn’t an option to take your own photos in public but for others (like myself) who gives a flying sh*t! I’m just here waving my hand saying you’re not the only one. It’s a bit of a pain to bug friends and family to take your pictures plus lets face it, they don’t really get the whole blogging thing. Unfortunately my personal photographer is all the way in California and will be for the next two years so I rely on myself to get the job done. The first time I went out and took photos on my own was nerve wrecking! People can be nosy and feel the need to know what it is you are up to but then again that’s the type of world we live in. I try my best to find areas that are secluded or that aren’t crowded but there will always be that one person that passes by. I just smile or act like I’m the only one in the area. I take my blog very serious so I tune everything out and all I see is my camera lens. . .
- Your tripod and remote are your best friend.
- Drive around your neighborhood the day before or on a day you have off to see if it’s somewhere your comfortable setting up.
- Take a few test shots to make sure your in focus, you might have to walk back and fourth but it’s worth the results.
- Posing can be difficult and repetitive but just have fun with it, act like you’re walking, let the wind blow your hair around, try to look relaxed while being as comfortable as you can.
- If people start staring avoid all eye contact, I repeat ALL EYE CONTACT and just keep shooting.
- Where do I put my remote while shooting? In my pocket or I cup it in my hand.
- If someone asks about what you’re doing you can easily say it’s an assignment for school or your job.
- Shoot at different angles to get some variety out of your session, make sure to get detailed shots of accessories such as rings, purses, shoes and even your nail color.
- Practice makes perfect and eventually you’ll find what works for you.
Have fun and just remember you owe nothing to no one, so go put on a show!