By their very nature, personal style blogs are indeed, personal. We each make choices and shape the way our content looks, from the text to the visuals. How much should you say? How many photos? There’s no right or wrong answer, only your best judgement and what you think is best for yourself and your audience.
When it comes to photos in personal style posts, you can see a full spectrum of possibility across the community. Some bloggers use 10 or 15 photos per post, some use only two or three. It might change depending on the ensemble, or you may stick to a certain amount consistently. No matter how many photos you use, here are what we believe are the 5 most essential shots to include:
1. Full body vertical:
This is a classic and essential shot – to give your readers a total impression of your look from head-to-toe. You can do so much with this, from posing to background – the options are rather limitless. Just be sure you’re the focal point of the image, and in very clear focus!
2. Horizontal from (around) the waist up:
This is a great opportunity to show off your smile! Oh, and your layering, your bag, those cool sunglasses and all that good stuff.
3. Horizontal detail shot:
This shot is one you might use in multiples, if you want to show off jewelery, accessories or the details of a particular piece. Have your photographer get in close, and maybe even use the “macro” setting.
4. Shoe shot:
Who doesn’t want to see the shoes? This shot involves a little work on behalf of your photographer – because it really looks great when taken from ground level. You can mimic a walk or pop a knee, just show the best features, the heel (if there is one) and any cool details.
5. Horizontal full body:
This shot is a great way to show how your outfit looks in your surroundings. If you have a great location to shoot – show it off! Just make sure that even if you’re in the distance, you’re in focus.