Before you run for the hills, hear me out, this is totally 'doable' for you and you don't even need a fancy camera...
Hey Beautiful, I'm in a really good mood today and wanted to write a blog post that will help you:
+ it's actually A LOT of fun.
Here's what I did...
First pick a good clear day, especially if (like me) you prefer taking pics outside. I planned for a few things things in advance, this will help a lot.
Organise a PROP BOX. This is a box/bag with a few objects that can help you add interest to your photos. Since I was taking pics of myself for my blog and website, I wanted to include a few accessories so I could change them up making the pictures appear slightly different. This means that your content will stay cohesive, and all 'matchy-matchy' for your Instagram feed etc.
I loved adding
Check the weather, you want to be aiming for GOLDEN HOUR photos, this is when the sun is looking totally magical in the sky and doesn't saturate your pics with blue light. You can edit photos outside of golden hour with a powerful app called LIGHTROOM by ADOBE. You'll get some beautiful shots during this time. I made a mistake though ad went out too early and didn't get the best lighting. see below
Get snappy, snappy! Use this time to take multiple pics of yourself (if that's your focus and or your products.
TIP: I would definitely separate products pics from profile pics, just because of the time it will take and you want to be able to focus on one theme at a time.
For the profile piccies (get super cheeezy) You are going to have to get comfortable with the camera and just try and be yourself. I joked with my hubby (who occasionally takes pics of me) that I wanted to do a cheezy Instagram pick, you know the ones where someone is laughing out loud to nothing and no-one
see what I mean- super cheezy
You want to aim to get as many different variations based on the theme your going for.
For example: I wanted to do a whole heap of pics with my journal, because I'm working a a load of new journal prompts and Ecourses, later I was wanting to take pictures that would be great to over lay text over or use with my digital pad to create PINTEREST posts
These are some of the products I use to take pictures in large batches.
* Please note I use affiliate links for products I've used that I think you would find useful. If you purchase, I get a small percentage of the total cost of product.
THINK ABOUT RE-PURPOSING EVERYTHING!
All your gorgeous time creating needs to count for for something, don't be afraid to use your time wisely, take a bunch of photos and then get on with creating more EIPC content.
Over 2 days, I took around 200 photos which will be edited using LIGHTROOM AND COLOURSTORY APP
It feels amazing to tick that off of my list so I can focus elsewhere and it's great because you can do mini brand updates for your social media/website really quickly.
Always think of it like this...
" Instead of procrastinating, how much work could I get done in 1hr?"
On day 2 of my EPIC challenge to take 100's of pics for my website and blogs, I decided to focus on my painting supplies and beautiful flatlays that would encapsulate my brand, the things I love and attract my dream students/customers.
Step 1: The night before I prepared an area I thought would be good for lighting (under my olive tree) and I took my handmade desk outside and positioned it in advance.
Step 2: In the morning before it was too sunny, I packed all my props and items into a basket and took them outside.
Step 3: My favourite part of taking photos like this is actually the setting up and FAFFING that goes on. I love curating the objects and telling a story with them.
And finally, pat yourself on the back often. It takes courage you share your art with the world.
Stay magical, stay abundant