1. Camera modeTake a look at various settings of your camera. For a smartphone, its best to shoot using timer so you have time to move the phone and raise your gaze. Cameras tend to have time lapse mode where they automatically shoot a photo every x seconds. That is ideal because you aim, shoot first photo then go stand in front of camera and you can take pictures as long as you want to without having to go back behind the camera.
2. Camera settingsLook into camera's settings for these crucial options:
- File size: the bigger the better, you can always make it smaller later.
- ISO: Means chip sensitivity to light, but for our purposes its basically resolution. If your outfit shot is dark, high ISO will help, but the image will be grainy and there won't be details when you zoom your image. ISO set to Automatic is kept very high! Set a manual value (ISO 200 is good) and take outfit photos in good light for the best results
3. LightLight is critical for good outfit photo. Lightbulb does not do, its not bright enough. Daylight is better. Light room with big windows on daytime is great, as it provides soft, bright enough light. Slightly cloudy day outside is the best. Generally, try to avoid
- direct sunlight, it causes deep shadows on images
- standing in front of window, it will make you become just dark silhouette against the bright window
- using flash, it makes face look oily beyond hope and the rest of the picture is either too bright or in deep shadow
4. Camera positionThe best height of camera for outfit photos is waist-high to chest-high. Put the camera farther away rather than closer, even if you have to zoom in slightly - it makes figure more flattering than closer photo. Lean slightly toward the camera in you want to emphasize your head, what is closer is bigger on the picture.
Look at what else is going to be in the picture with you. Push the clutter away from the view, close the door. Untidy room can ruin the feel of otherwise nice picture!