How to take #OOTD photos like a Vancouver fashion blogger

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Image: Avenue Camila

Chances are if you’re following any fashion bloggers on Instagram, you’re wondering how their photos end up looking like they are straight out of a fashion magazine feature.

So, if you have Instagram lust, fear not, as we went direct to the source to find out how 8 local fashion bloggers are taking ‘gram-worthy photos for their feeds.

To Vogue or Bust

Image: To Vogue or Bust

Image: To Vogue or Bust

“The best tip I ever heard for natural-looking photos is to set your camera to Continuous Shooting (rather than Single Shooting) and if you’re the subject, move as if you’re in the wind, really fluidly and cycling smoothly through different poses. I tend to just walk and do some glances one way or another, sometimes results in a good little hair flip! You’ll catch all those great “candid” moments this way and really show off whatever you’re wearing.”

Coco & Vera

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Image: Coco & Vera

“Forget everything you’ve learned about smiling for the camera – pose from every different angle to find the ones that make you feel amazing, and embrace candid shots; sometimes, mundane things that pushing your hair out of your face can look incredibly stylish.”

Avenue Camila

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Avenue Camila

“Just keep moving, and make sure your photographer isn’t afraid to keep taking pictures. My favourite ones are usually in between poses. It might be a bit more work to go through the photos but so worth it (and you’ll have a good laugh at all of the random ones in there)!”

Covet and Acquire

Image: Aleesha Harris

Image: Aleesha Harris

“Let’s face it, posing for photos is often an uncomfortable experience. My top tip? Practice, practice, practice. Master a few “poses” in the privacy of your own home — even going so far as to snap a few test photos in the mirror before you go out to shoot. If you know your best angles and what works for your shape, it pretty much guarantees you will get at least one good photo when it actually counts.”

Her Waise Choice

Image: Her Waise Choice

Image: Her Waise Choice

“Lighting is always the most important thing for me when taking #ootd photos. For the sake of consistency and to be able to see details of the clothes well, I always prefer to shoot in the shade, or better yet – on an overcast day. It also makes the job of editing substantially easier, and is much more flattering on the face as well.”

Style Nine to Five

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Image: Style Nine to Five

“Be caught in the moment. Capture authentic expressions or posses. To achieve this be comfortable with your photographer or use your friends! Get them to keep clicking without stopping. This allows you to move, jump or dance around without a stiff, static pose. Don’t just stand in one spot! The best photos are usually near the end when you’ve completely let go.”

Randa Salloum

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Image: Britney Gill Photography

“Besides the quality of your photo, your poses and your outfit, you want to make sure that your photos are telling a story. The location is the best avenue of story telling! Always ask yourself, where would I wear this outfit?”

Style Calling

Image: Style Calling

Image: Style Calling

“Collaborate! Find a photographer you work well with. It can be your girlfriend, husband, best friend, or even your Mum! Communication is key when you’re trying to capture an image. I’ve worked in the fashion industry for many years and my best photos have always been a collaboration with people I admire and enjoy working with. Photoshoots should be fun!”

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Crystal Kwon Crystal Kwon is the Life Editor of Vancity Buzz and is at the helm of lifestyle content including travel, beauty, fashion, events and whatever else she fancies. Crystal also pens a weekly article in The Province. crystal[at]vancitybuzz[dot]com
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