Here is how you can create content on your own for your blog or social media. No Instagram boyfriend needed.
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That's how often I've used a photographer. My family was taking most of my photos. But - I needed to more create content. So, I figured out how to take pictures by myself.
Find spots in your home that have natural light. Use a combination of natural and artificial light. I use a soft box light when the natural light isn't enough.
Simple backgrounds outdoors with some shade will be easier since you are on your own. Having a simple background with shade will help you get consistent lighting.
Find a spot where there aren't a lot of folks. At the same time, for safety reasons, don't go somewhere that has no one. I like outdoor malls, shopping centers, and downtown areas of cities.
The more your prepare for your shoot, the better shots you will get! I batch shoot most of my content. I consider the order of shots too.
I try to aim for shooting three to four outfits max. I usually only have about two hours. That allows enough time to get pictures and videos of each outfit.
Finally, enjoy creating content! Keep things light and have fun. It will be a bit awkward when you start. After that, you will be a pro.
The only drawback is that if you don't like a shot, it is all on you (hahaha)! You can't blame the photographer, boyfriend, friend, or sister!