BLOG TIPS: HOW TO GET READY TO SHOOT OUTFIT PICTURES

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The best kept blogger secret? We don’t always particularly show what we’re wearing the day before we post a look but often we shoot more looks we like in one day! With a busy schedule, a bipolar weather climate (thank you, Amsterdam) sometimes a girl is better safe than sorry and it’s easier to shoot two or even three looks on one day. As you can imagine these pictures don’t just ‘happen’ (well actually a lot of people imagine this and I’m quite happy about it) so one has to be prepared before shooting an outfit like a pro. These are my five biggest tips on having an efficient and successful day of shooting outfits:

1. Location scout: this is where all the fun starts. Whenever I’m in Amsterdam I always bike around the city and spot new locations. It might sound a bit weird but every time I see a cool outfit location I send myself a What’s App and share the location so I have a little reminder. Whenever I’m abroad I use Google to find cool locations or I stumble upon something fun. But before I go shooting I always make sure I know where I’m going so I don’t waste time searching for ages.

2. Outfits: another thing I’ve learned, although hard from time to time, is to get my outfits ready. I personally like to adjust my outfits to the location and to the vibe. I also try all the outfits on before I shoot to be a 100% sure it all looks good :-).

3. Take extra make-up: Being exposed to wind, sunlight or rain can be a little damaging to your look so I always take some make-up with me. Also, sometimes you’d like to change it up a little bit and add red lipstick to an outfit and have a nude lip with the other. I also always take a hairbrush :-).

4. Charge battery: another one that sounds super obvious but I still have to remind myself of: always fully charge your battery. I have two batteries that I always take when I’m traveling so I always have a fully charged one when things get super busy or hectic.

5. Clear memory card: the amount of times I had to manually delete my pictures because of a full memory card are a bit shameful. So before we do a day full of shooting I always completely empty my memory card so I’ll be sure I have a lot of space for new content!

I hope this helped guys and I would love to know if you guys have any additions to this list! Big kiss, N.

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  • Love these tips!
    <3
    Andrea

  • Thank you for these tips! I was worried I was the only one who shot like three outfits at once.

    Styled By Noosh

    – Noosh
    xx

  • love these tips!

    xxxx
    http://www.dominiquecandido.com

  • Good tips! These are things I always try, although not always remember, to remind myself of before going out to shoot for the magazine I work for.

  • Great tips! I have learned those things the hard way 😀

    Lisa – AT LEAST BLOG

  • Gap

    I love to read your advices! Thanks for sharing!
    XOX, Gap.
    http://www.gaptoothedgirl.com

  • Thanks for these usefull tips !

    http://www.fashion-hooked.blogspot.nl/

  • Salma van de Ven

    Thanks for the great tips, super interesting to read!! xoxo

  • Yep. I agree with these XD
    majnira.com

  • I can totally relate to having to shoot mulitple outfits during a day thanks to the weather… That’s so annoying how you can never count on having a gorgeous sunny day haha. But what can you do 😛
    Great tips!

    http://www.kristjaana.com

  • Very useful tips my dear!
    Love, Frederique
    from http://fablefrique.com

  • I’m glad to here its normal for bloggers to shoot more than one outfit a day, last week I shot 8 looks in one day as university is currently taking over my life and I don’t have time to regularly take outfit photos!!

    Fashion Blogger
    http://www.holliehobin.co.uk

  • Love this post! I was wondering if you have any advice for me. I’ve recently started out blogging and I would love to do a fashion post I just can’t find the confidence for it. Do you have any tips for a first time outfit blog post? Thanks!
    Rhea.
    http://www.rheaphoebe.blogspot.co.uk

  • Great post – we’re the same here in Ireland, you never know when the sky will open up and soak you, always a panic to get some photos when the sun appears!

  • Great tips 🙂

    xx Nicola

    http://www.morning-elegance.com

  • Perfect article. I love to search for good location while travelling!
    Inspiration Point by Paula Fleur

  • Mel
  • Fantastic tips! I would maybe also add a bottle of hairspray to keep the hair in place :-).

  • very helpful tips, thx for sharing, yes indeed those locasions sometimes is hard to find, today i had to struggle with the rain too and I was afraid that my camera will soak and i put some plastic bag on it lol, unfortuately i not had anyone to help me then it is helpful to have pilot too
    http://meganlike.blogspot.com

  • Kim

    Great tips! I just recently really started posting personal style posts so I’m definitely still learning the best way to take photos. So I love this!

    Kim
    http://trendkeeper.me

  • this is all so true, I use all of these tips…and Sharing is caring! Would be great to shoot in Amsterdam sometime

  • Liz

    I definitely need to location scout more

    http://hashtagliz.com

  • Those are great tips! Taking a hairbrush with me when I’m planning to make outfit-photo’s sounds like a good idea.. 9/10 times my hair is totally messed up haha:D

  • Ik heb een note bestandje in mijn telefoon en als ik dan een locatie spot zet ik die in dat bestandje. Als ik dat een outfit wil shooten bekijk ik welke locatie daar mooi bij past! =)

  • thank you for your great tips!

  • Je hebt altijd de beste tips! Super handig!

    http://shopaholicoverhere.blogspot.nl/

  • Going to Amsterdam in a few days and I am so excited to start shooting!! What an awesome idea with sending locations, I will for sure be keeping that one in mind 🙂

    http://exploresmore.com
    http://www.bloglovin.com/exploresmore

  • I am not one for fashion photography but I can totally relate to the planning ahead and doing it all at once. Sigh, its all so much work, isn’t it?
    xoxo
    The Accidental Mama
    http://www.theaccidentalmama.com

  • Love your advice, and I totally agree looking ahead of time for location is key!! I really like your page you have a lot of info that is beneficial to us bloggers out there!!

    -Roxanne
    http://www.myfashionontherox.com

  • Wat lief dat je je tips met ons deelt, je hebt altijd van die prachtige foto’s!
    Liefs, Tessa

  • I am sooooo unready to post photo of my outfit!(((( Don’t even know why….

  • Thank you so much for these tips! I recently starte my own blog and am still having trouble taking pictures of myself…finding the right time and place to do it, plus someone to take the pictures becomes so overwhelming!

  • Lau

    great tips, especially the first one is very helpful

  • Eunice

    great tips! I’ve started getting into the habit of wearing outfits that go well with the location!

    fashionenth.blogspot.com