Most of my style or fashion pics are either selfies or portrait pics from around the waist or shoulders up.
Even if I take a lot of portrait shots and fashion shots of other people and models I have always found it difficult to pose in bodyshots myself, most of the shots I have with the whole me in them are just standing with basically no pose at all. And when something is difficult you just have to learn and try and if you fail just practice some more and try again. So I called my friend Mica who also is a photographer and asked him to come and help me out with some fashion shots.
The idea was to get a streetstyle fashion shoot with me in ghetto style alley or stairway. And that’s difficult for me as I always think my body and everything looks funny in pictures where you can se my whole body even if I take similiar shots of other people who look really good but in my mind it totally changes when I am put in front of the camera.
So I had a location in mind and we headed out. Well, next time we do it I have to make a video or vlog about from the set as it was pretty funny when 2 photographers who have their own views on how to light up a set or even just the angles of the shot try to agree how to take the shots. We disagreed and agreed on many things and just building up the lighting for the shoot took a while, but then we were both happy with the set and started shooting. Here’s a pic from the behind the scenes setting it all up, we had one flash as a front light and one from behind up the stairs towards the camera.
For this photo shoot my pose was just sitting down as I rather take baby steps and feel comfortable then try to leap all the way to the top and feel uncomfortable while posing. All together I am happy with the the shots with my cold or cooler weather style, a pair of jeans, converses, a t-shirt and a furcoat to keep me warm and stylish.
If you like fashion or clothes, just go get some cool shots of yourself in the styles you like. And you don’t have to get a professional photographer to get the photos, just ask your friend to help you out and you can just use your phone to get the shots as the cameras on phones are really good.
Just remember to have fun and enjoy life and do what makes you happy!