Blog Outtakes

Though it may seem that way, fashion blogging is not as simple as snapping a couple of photos and putting up a post. It requires a lot of trial and error. Scratch that. Fashion blogging is mostly trial and error. There’s no real way to get a handle on it, or account for one of the million different problems that can arise during a photography session. To put it simply, fashion blogging can be hard.

I seriously could rant to you about the myriad of things that have gone during my photo sessions. Weather conditions suddenly changing. Bugs flying in my face. Outfits not looking good on camera. HOWEVER, all of these issues pale in comparison to the one that’s been plaguing me since, well, day one.

Posing for photos.

I have such a hard time coming up with different ways to pose for photos. (I even wrote a post about said dilemma a while back.) Consequently, I end up with some funny outtakes.  Today I thought I would share some of these photos, along with self-deprecating comments.

Originally, I was planning to save these till the end of the year and do a whole  2018 bloopers post. But I have a lot of them, and I figure I will probably accumulate a bunch more before the year is over. If you like this, let me know and I will try to do another.

Anyway, please enjoy some blog photos that didn’t quite make the cut!

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From: Polka Dots and Collars

Not looking at the camera? Check. Out of focus? Check.

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From: Basically All I’ve Been Wearing This Month 

When you attempt to fix your hair and you make it look worse…

From: Camouflage and Cream

I’m convinced shoe close-ups are impossible to shoot on a tripod.

From: Stripes, Shorts, and Sunglasses

Help! It appears I’m falling.

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From: Spring Transitions

Not a blooper, but this was one of the most disastrous experiences I’ve ever had taking blog photos. It took me, like, a hundred tries just to get this shot (which isn’t even that great, tbh). Note to self: Posing on stairs is not a good idea when you’re shooting with a tripod. Also, hello random upside down container.

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From: Maroon OOTD

When you’re shooting with a tripod and you think the camera’s timer has gone off but it actually hasn’t…clearly I’m a professional.

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From: Stripes and Sunshine 

Photobombed by the dog.

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From: Summer Florals

Regina George, the fashion blogger, part one.

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From: A Post You Never Got to See Because the Photos Were All A Mess

Sideways camera + bad lighting + awkward smile = horrific blog photo.

From: How Embracing Failure Can Actually Help You Succeed

Regina George, the fashion blogger, part two.

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From: Florals and Denim

Seems I’ve forgotten the direction that the camera is in again.

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From: Overcoming Shyness On Your Blog

Not exactly a blooper, but the sun was directly in my eyes during this shoot, so it was a pretty miserable experience. I’m about 80% sure that my eyes are actually closed in this photo.

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From: I’ve Officially Given Up On My Mission to Be Busy All the Time–and Here’s Why

Haha, ground, you’re so funny.

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From: Hey, You, Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself

I actually used this one, but I had to include it because I just remembered the story behind it. It was really muddy when I shot this OOTD post, and I wanted to get inside as quickly as possible. When it came time to shoot a detail shot, I didn’t feel like wasting time adjusting the height of my tripod….so I didn’t. Instead, I crouched down (and in heels, mind you). The stern look you see on the part of my face that is included was from concentration.

Thank you so much for reading! If you liked this, please let me know! As I mentioned before, I am almost certain that I will end up with other photos like this, which I would be happy to share.

Are you a blogger? If so, do you have a lot of outtakes? 

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