This was the first time that I took outfit photos outside the comfort of my home, and I learnt three very important things: one, that I was so awkward when it came to posing; two, that I get terribly nervous when taking outfit shots outdoors; and three, that white shoes will never look clean after some walking. I couldn't help but feel that everyone was staring at me and thinking that I was being that ditsy chick just trying to get a picture in front of some cherry blossoms like a typical tourist (I was in Japan, after all) so this time I just asked my other half to take ten photos in total before settling down on the grass to enjoy the sight of cherry blossoms before I got too flustered.
The thing was these were actually pretty good.
Somehow taking less than ten photos and having a time limit actually meant that I had a good selection of photos. In my previous outfit posts I probably took around 20 - 50 and most were awful, but here I didn't have time to mess around so I just rushed it. And hey, I actually smiled! I never do that, but wow I should really do that again.
Could this be it? Have I found the solution in my search for taking the perfect photo?
top: ma*rs / belt: eBay / jeans: forever21 / trainers: new look / accessories: dreamy bows & primark
Because that's what blogging is to me - a bit of fun! Gosh I miss the days where I could just upload photos of goodness knows what and be okay with it. I want to bring that back again so badly. I won't return to taking mirror photos but I'm not going to be spending hours just trying to take the perfect photo anymore. I want to spend more time being in bed or going out! As long as I'm happy with them then what more can I ask?
Does anyone else feel like this or am I just being a bumbling baboon talking crazy talk? And despite being a nervous wreck taking these photos I'd love to step out of my comfort zone a bit more and doing more outdoor photos. Anyone got any more tips for me? If you got ideas on good poses then hit me up because I really need to work on my awkwardness haha.
P.S It feels SO GOOD to be back from my blogging break. I missed you peeps so much! But I've had fun in Japan and can't wait to show you all of my pictures in future posts, so keep an eyes peeled tehe.