In the world of mobile share buttons you have a duty and responsibility to Insta-capture, edit, and post socially acceptable images that convey to the cool people—and the rest of the world—your super coolness.
That’s why I’m ranting about the JV photos I continue to encounter on social media. If it doesn’t look cute, why post it?
Once upon a time I took a photography class. I’m not gonna say that I went, but I will say that I learned something that first day: the fundamentals.
The first one was simplicity, but I didn’t really get that one so I ignored it. Looking back, it probably means that if you’re taking a picture of your outfit then make that picture all about the outfit rather than the dirty half-bath behind you.
That leads us right into the real fundamentals.
Cropping: cut the picture so you can barely see the half-bath or whatever is behind you. Pravi cropped out the color in her wedge heel, and all we can see is her band of gold.
Lighting: If it takes 100 shots, make sure you get the lighting right especially when it comes to a shiny shoe like Lisa; she’s a gem and hologram
Last but not least: Balance. Don’t fall trying to capture your shoes on film. Get a friend to take the pic; it’s that easy.
Richy T. – No filter.