Winter blog photos.
Ugh, the struggle.
If you’ve never taken a blog photo outside in the snow before, then consider yourself lucky. Taking winter blog photos is rough. The weather is not always friendly to you (and by not always, I mean it never is). And as a result, you end up having some pretty miserable experiences.
In my time blogging, I’ve gone through some ups and downs with winter blog photos. Here are some tips that I have acquired from both my successes (and my multitude of mistakes).
Check the windchill
Please, if you’re only going to use one piece of advice from this post, let it be this one.
CHECK THE WINDCHILL BEFORE TAKING YOUR PHOTOS.
I cannot tell you the number of times I’ve gone outside in the winter to shoot an OOTD post without checking the windchill…and then come back inside with fingers as red as tomatoes. (Don’t believe me? Well, I’ve got the pictures to prove it).
Don’t trust the temperature alone. Windchill can be a major factor in how the weather actually feels to your body. If the windchill is in the negatives, I would suggest waiting for a different time to take photos outside.
Plan your poses
Since it’s cold outside this time of year, I would also recommend trying to have your poses planned out before you venture out. The less time you have to spend standing around in the cold, the better. So, if you have even a general idea of what you’re going to do in your photos, it will help things move along more quickly. It might be helpful to have a few “go-to” poses that work for you and can be used all the time.
Shoot in bulk
Living in an area where the weather conditions can be pretty erratic, I find that shooting my outfit posts in bulk is the best option. If it’s decent outside, I will try to get as many photos taken as possible. It makes things a lot easier for me when I go through long stretches of bad weather because I am still able to post fashion-related content.
Keep outfits warm
While you may want to share outfits that aren’t suitable for cold weather, I beg you to resist that urge. It really is important to wear clothing that is going to keep you warm while you are outside shooting photos. If you are cold and miserable, it’s not going to end well.
When I shoot outside during the winter, I try to make sure that whatever I’m wearing is suitable for the weather conditions of that particular day. If it’s extremely cold out, I’ll style my outfits with a coat or jacket. Likewise, if it’s on the warmer side, jeans and a long sleeve top might cut it.
Another thing I’ve come to realize is that a good blog photo does not necessarily need to be taken outside. You can take some great ones inside. It all just depends on finding a decent backdrop. A plain wall in your living room or a table at your local coffee shop can turn into a photoshoot location. Make the most of the places you have around you.
Thank you so much for reading! I hope you are able to use some of these tips!
Do you have any tips for taking blog photos in the winter?