Wolf whistles, people trying to get in your shot, and unnecessary comments are just a few of the things which bloggers receive when taking street style photo’s. I think every blogger can say that shoot day is serious business. There’s no messing when it comes to shoot day we all want 1 thing – THE SHOT and when people interrupt your flow I can be frustrating. By no means is it only negative comments and actions we get thrown at us, sometimes you do get compliments off people about what you’re wearing, but either way being confident when shooting outfits is something personally I have had to learn, and adapt to in all situations.
I remember my first every blog shoot in Kensington and I was so nervous to stand near people’s houses or stand in the middle of the street. You can read my first ever blog post here and you can see in the imagery how much less confident I was. Each photoshoot since then has gotten easier. I know my fave angles, I know how to get those candid shots, I know what I like. When I first started I had no idea what worked best for me. I suppose it’s true what they say – practice makes perfect!
Top 3 tips for being confident when outfit shooting
- Practice. In your bedroom mirror, in your garden, the next time you go shopping with a friend. The more you do something the more natural it feels. This will help you know your favourite angles and will make street style outfit shooting 10x easier and less daunting. Moving and interacting with the camera will also help get those 10/10 shots too.
- Focus on the camera. If you put all your energy into getting those insta worthy shots focusing on the camera only, forget the other people who are around and work it!
- Have Fun! Your emotions are clear in photographs. If you look like you’re having the best time ever this will shine through in the images. Have fun whilst on shoot and enjoy it! I literally come home after a shoot day ready and raring to go, and feel so excited to share all my new content with you that I almost forget all those strange looks, people have given me 5 hours earlier.
These images were taken smack bang in the middle of Regent street, could you get any more daunting?! But I had SO much fun shooting this after a minute of shooting those confidence issues were gone. If you have any other tips I would love to hear them too!
Shop my Outfit
Beige Cross Body Bag – H&M