How to Take Instagrammable OOTDs: Taking a Fab Photo

A photo that’s badly angled or against the light can totally ruin the chic outfit you took so much effort to put together. But if your OOTD post’s framing, lighting, and background are carefully planned, you can bring out the best in your stylish ensemble!

Looking at the Instagram profiles of popular fashion bloggers like Tricia Gosingtian, Kryz Uy, and Ida Anduyan, you can’t help but be inspired to produce photos that are as aesthetically pleasing and fabulous. It might take a while to perfect the craft and build the following that they have, but it starts with practice and dedication. To get you one step closer to reaching your OOTD goals, here’s a list of useful photography tips:

 

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Be Shutter-Happy - Tricia Gosingtian (@tgosingtian)

Take lots of photos! By doing this, you’ll have many options to choose from. You’re bound to find the perfect OOTD picture in the countless number of takes.

 

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Find the Perfect Backdrop - Melissa Gatchalian (@sartorialpanda)

Find an interesting spot that fits the style of your OOTD. Look for colors, textures, and patterns that complement the outfit! Check out walls, frames doors or that big, comfy couch.

 

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Angle It Right - Jericho Rosales (@jerichorosalesofficial)

Experiment with different angles and get creative! Consider the lighting and background when finding the right perspective. Some spaces have well lit spaces or big windows. Maximize natural light in the room.

 

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Think Out of the Box - Nadine Lustre (@nadine)

Don’t limit yourself to just full-body photos! Your OOTD can focus on a specific detail of your get-up—the bling, shoes, hat, etc. Try out OOTDs that are from your point-of-view, ones that show only a part of the body you want to highlight, and side profiles.

 

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Avoid Repetition and Cliché - Andrea Beldua (@andreabeldua)

Be sure to add variety to your posts. Strive to create unique content and avoid using the same pose, location, and style over and over again!

 

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Bring a Friend - Martine Cajucom (@martine), Isabelle Daza (@isabelledaza), Jess Wilson (@jesswilson)