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Saturday, 3 September 2016

HOW TO BE MORE CONFIDENT WHEN TAKING BLOG PHOTOS IN PUBLIC.

ORANGE A LINE SKIRT | SIMILAR / SIMILAR
ORANGE RUST FRILL OFF THE SHOULDER TOP | NEW LOOK
ANKLE STRAP HEELS | SIMILAR
CLUTCH BAG | SIMILAR / SIMILAR


I’ve had it all whilst trying to take blog photos in the past. Everything from old men photobombing me, people popping their heads out their 3rd floor apartment window to take a look at what the hell is going on outside, and of course simply getting stares of confusion from people as they walk past, I could go on all day long, but you get the gist of what I’m trying to say. With all of this going on in the background, it made it difficult for me to be confident whilst taking photos for my blog in public, and most times I ended up being bitch-face Patricia in my photos.

When I first started my blog, I used to take photos indoors at home but was simply never happy with the quality of my photos (I’m obviously not knocking those who do, as some bloggers take incredible photos indoors, alternatively it’s simply a personal preference of mine mainly because I favour streetstyle shots more). So after mulling it over, I one day decided to venture outside and found some awe-inspiring architectural finds to shoot in front of that were so beaut, it’d simply be rude not to. The photos that were snapped that day were so much better than anything I had produced before and I just knew that I had to shoot outside more often.


#1 - ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE: I’d firstly recommend that you smile/smize (Oh hey Tyra Banks!) --> bye-bye bitch-face. When I wear a nice outfit for shooting I literally feel like I’m wearing gold on my body 
(not right now though, at present I am in my living room in my pj’s, with no makeup on and looking nothing like I do in my posts) . I am the happiest person on earth when I have a sassy af outfit on (anyone else feel like this too??) and I realised that my photos should reflect how the clothes make me feel. I always want you lovelies to see how much I love the outfits that I put together, not only on the inside but on the outside too. Now, everytime that I get a little nervous when taking photos, I just now shake it off and say to myself WHO CARES, just have fun as the end result is always worth it

#2 - IT'S BETTER TO HAVE TRIED AND FAILED THAN FAIL TO TRY: I have always been the type of person who hates to have regrets in life, but if I know that I tried my best and I failed anyway – then I regret NOTHING. My future blog goals include me potentially working part-time to devote more time to blogging, but this is something that will not come around if my blog isn’t up to par with other style bloggers out there, and most importantly if you lovely followers don’t get excited about my looks. It’s the goals and realisations like this that inspire me and build up my confidence each time I take a photo, because we only get one life, so whatever I want to do, I will do – confidently.

#3 – THE KEY TO BEING CONFIDENT IS TO SIMPLY JUST BE THAT, BE CONFIDENT
: The aim of a blog photo is to have that ‘ooh look you just caught me walking down the street whilst looking FABULOUS’ shot; that would be the crème de la crème of all blog photos. I mainly feel like I am able to take photos like this because my photographer boyfriend takes all my photos, and of course, I am extremely comfortable around him, which ultimately leads me to posing away without a care in the world like I’m a member of the Hadid family! The advice that I am trying to give in a roundabout way is that it really helps to have a photographer (friends/family even, anyone can snap your photos for you!) that believes in what you’re doing and has the same vision as you so when that camera is turned on you werrrk it honey!
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  1. LOve this! I have to admit that I am slightly nervous still when taking photos outside with others around. I usually take them where no one else is or few people, but the courage to take them on a busy street still escapes me. I love the monochromatic look in this post though, you are workin' it girl!!!

    xx Victoria
    www.strungingold.com

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