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Building Confidence as a Fashion Blogger to Take Your Own Photo

I'm not great at having my picture taken, and when it comes to taking pictures of myself that's even worse. Many people have their Camera face for their Instagram shots, but it takes me more than five or six shots to get the right one. Maybe I'm just a perfectionist.

But If I want to take photos of outfits I thought it was about time I started to practise a little, get myself over how awkward I feel about taking pictures of myself.

After practising a few times and adjusting the settings on my phone, I've come to the conclusion it's not my photography skills that are the problem. It's my Confidence.

The camera is easy to sort out, just use a timer to give yourself enough time to get the right stance and facial expression. Then use a photo editor to change the brightness, contrast, shadows etc. until the picture looks perfect.

The big problem is, how do I build my confidence to see myself in my own pictures. Like every other woman on the planet, I don't like the way clothes look on me, I'm self-critical and an even bigger problem is I'm a perfectionist.

So, how can I build my confidence and learn to accept myself the way I look without deleting every picture I take? 

  • Photoshop could be the answer but It's too difficult to learn
  • Take a confidence-building class at my local college
  • Look online for confidence building lessons
  • Re-train my brain to accept the way I look
  • Have my own mantra and say it over and over again
  • Learn to see the beauty in me

However I plan to build my confidence, it'll take time. Planning to see yourself how others see you is daunting, to say the least. 

It's a task that takes courage, perseverance, willpower and probably a few tears along the way.

Do you have a similar problem? How have you built your confidence? Or are you still trying to pluck up the courage to tackle your confidence issues? Let me know how you're doing, maybe we can help each other.


Photo by Anthony DELANOIX on Unsplash
Photo by Matthew Hamilton on Unsplash

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Building Confidence as a Fashion Blogger to Take Your Own Photo


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