How To Nail A Street Style ImageBy Style Counsel / February 4, 2018 / Blog,Style / 0 Comments
Snapping the perfect street shot can be difficult, and is an art that can take photographers years to master. Unfortunately, that outfit you styled this morning won’t have years to wait for you to share it with your followers on the gram. We sent our ambassadors out to get advice from fashion bloggers and stylists on how to take a great street shot.
Make a plan: When you arrive at your location you want to have an idea of exactly what kind of shot you are going for. Screenshot some inspiration so that you have it on hand if you get stuck for ideas in the moment.
Research locations: If you happen to walk past a beautiful doorway then make a note of its address so that you can return. Get your friends on board too, ask them to message you if they see a location worth shooting.
Take as many shots as possible and then come back to them the next day: It is very difficult to see the positive in a photo when you first see it, so it’s likely that you will look at every image and feel like they are all useless. Take the images home, edit them and look at them the next day with a fresh pair of eyes. You may end up preferring an image you didn’t even like when it was taken.
Show your personality: With social media infiltrated with street style shots, you need yours to stand out from the crowd. The best way to shine is to take advantage of your unique style and personality. Whilst street style shots look great with a moody glare into your latte, that doesn’t show people who you are and why they should follow you. Think about the image you want to display, do you want to be the Instagrammer who is always smiling and laughing or is your style to come across as if you are always contemplating what to get for lunch? Whichever unique look you choose, stick to it and own it.
Relax: An image will never look right if you are tense or have fear seeping through that expensive coat. If you aren’t comfortable posing then just walk and have your photographer snap you whilst you are window shopping. If drinking pink lattes are your thing then incorporate that into your shot, at the end of the day, whatever you are doing in your photo you will look ten times better if you are relaxed and enjoying yourself.