Selfie Basics: Best angle for outfit photos

I always feel like I have to know the rules before I can break them. When it comes to outfit photos I have taken hundreds, no thousands of unflattering photos and I will take a million more. But one of the lesson I have learnt is the best angle for outfit photos.

Selfie Basics: Best angle for outfit photos

Initially, I would take photos on my iPhone in the mirror. I quickly realised this didn’t work for me. It didn’t work because I needed to be close to the mirror to get a clear image, which meant the iPhone was angled down to fit it all in. This meant, short legs, large head.

Camera high and angled down

This is also the case if you have someone taller taking a photo of you. The best solution is get the giant to stand back further and even couch down a little or dig a hole to stand in.

The upside of this angle is, if the photographer comes in closer and focuses on your head and shoulders, it’s a great face angle. One chin, large eyes, smaller shoulders.

Selfie Basics: Best angle for outfit photos - too high

Camera low and angled up

The next alternative was to engage the help of a kid. After bribery, they are still short. Short means a low camera, angled up, which equals longer, thicker legs and a pin head.

A solution is to bride them to stand on a steady chair while snapping your awesomeness.

The upside to this angle, the kids can get down low, focus on your shoes and take some great shoe shots.

Selfie Basics: Best angle for outfit photos - too low

Eye Height, aimed straight

This is my favourite angle. I might have short legs and a large head in real life but at least it’s not exaggerated.

Selfie Basics: Best angle for outfit photos - straight

Once you find out the best angles, then you can have fun playing with the other ones.

Stills from last week

What a lovely week the first one of the year has been!

My girls are best friends. They have spent the first half of the holidays in giggle fits. They think the other is hysterically funny.

Stills from last week - Best friends

No…you’re funny

My husband discovered our 2001 Wedding Album and scanned them all into the computer. Ahh, young love.
PS: I hate my tiara. I regret I allowed myself to be convinced it looked awesome.

Stills from last week - Wedding 2001

I’m a Princess, so what!

Doggy heaven – The dog park

Stills from last week - Happy Cavoodle

My, what a big tongue you have!

I got all domestic and baked a cake

Stills from last week - Yeah, it's a cake

Eat it!

My husband also uncovered a flicker lamp made by my Grandfather for me. He thinks it’s ugly but I can’t bear to part with it.

Stills from last week - If you think it's ugly, it probably is

If you think it’s ugly, it probably is

We went out to dinner on the Gold Coast and these were the lights in the restaurant

Stills from last week - Great balls of fire

Great balls of fire

 and we collected fresh eggs with Mrs BC

Stills from last week - Eggcellent

Eggcellent

I’m linking up with The Beetleshack

Stills – Sunday Afternoon

This is my first attempted at linking up with Beetle Shack’s weekly still collection. I’m trying hard to see the world around me and I think carrying a camera and snapping at it will make me slow down, stop and look.

He's a very serious dusk

Sunday Afternoon

Or it’s going to have the complete opposite affect. I’ll be too busy snapping to see what’s going on. Only time will tell.

These are snaps from my Sunday afternoon.

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