The secrets behind the best #OOTD photos

The Secrets Behind the Best #OOTD Photos

Simone Camy by Simone Camy on Feb 4, 2016
Why you should care

Here’s to bringing you one step closer to being instafamous!

Do you take countless #OOTD pictures and find that your followers don’t seem to click the tiny heart at the bottom of your photo?

You’re probably not doing the #OOTD thing right. You’re in luck, we’re dishing out 5 secrets to taking an awesome #OOTD photo. Good luck!

1 Photo Editing Apps are Great but Should Come with a Warning Label – Seriously!

They say with great power, comes great responsibility – the same concept applies to photo editing app usage. With almost limitless options of filters and picture mode controls such as saturation, contrast, brightness, and so on, it’s hard not to go bonkers and try on every tool in the shed. Our advice? Go slow. Take the time to learn and experiment how each control affects your picture or if you’re just not bothered, stick to preset filters. To help you get started, here are a few apps with amazing filters: VSCO Camera, Adobe Photoshop Express, and Pixlr Express.

2 No, Your Bathroom and the Changing Room Do Not Qualify As Backgrounds

OOTD Fashion Girl


You might not believe this, but people often underestimate the importance of choosing the an appropriate background. Unless your bathroom or bedroom looks like the inside of an IKEA catalogue, your followers really don’t need a forced glimpse into your private living space. When in doubt, take a photo against a plain white wall and let your outfit do the talking. This is also the best time to start getting comfortable with adding props to your background by introducing them one at a time. Once you’re comfortable with this, bring the fun outdoors! Popular backgrounds include gardens and lorongs – the more run down, the better.

3 The Light is Your Friend but Natural Light is Your BFF

Tricia Gosingtian Pinafore Dress


Now unless you have professional studio lighting (and by this we don’t mean your standing lamp or that unflattering ceiling light), you should always go with soft natural light. Harsh light or overhead light casts unflattering shadows and increased contrast. Our recommended tip: Photograph yourself facing the window and avoid direct sunlight.

4 Do Your Homework and Find Your Supermodel Angle

Kim Cam Jones Dress


By now you should know that everything takes practice to perfect and that includes knowing your best angles. Basic tried and tested rules are keeping your chin down when taking a photo and have the camera point downwards instead of upwards at you. Don’t be shy to take a million and one photos of different poses until you find what works for you. Also, you’d be doing the virtual world a favour by leaving your awkward poses for Snapchat.

5 Unless You’re Flaunting a New Lipstick Shade, Avoid the One-Armed Selfie

Cat Selfie


We cannot stress this enough. Leave the one-armed selfie move for beauty shots or to cats. Invest in a tripod or get a friend to help you snap your outfit. Remember, the whole point of a #OOTD picture is to first and foremost, showcase the outfit. Plus, it just looks more “professionally” done without that awkward hand. Mirrors should only be utilised as a last resort.

Why you should care

Here’s to bringing you one step closer to being instafamous!

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