Want to know how to take influencer-worthy Instagram shots? Street style photographer Dan Roberts is here to save the day!
Bravo NZ’s Cassidy Morris chatted to the Auckland-born snapper to find out exactly what you need to do to make your photos stand out in the grid.
“You’re never going to get a great photo if you’re wearing something that you put on because you think other people will like it,” the Threadslike.com founder advises.
As for the background: “I’m all about the environment. That one frame where a car drives past and the colours are complementary [is great]. I’m always thinking about what’s happening around me.”
Check out all of his tips below and watch the video above to see the results in action!
- Shoot vertical and full-length so you can see your whole outfit
- Fill the frame, minimize the amount of space around the subject
- Think about your background and reposition your model in order to maximise it
- Add depth to the shot by standing several steps in front of the background. (Don’t stand hard up just against the wall)
- Rules of selfies don’t apply. Don’t shoot at a high angle as it throws the proportions out, instead shoot straight or on a low angle
- Add motion by walking or moving around. Clothing looks better with movement
- Focus on the details. Take close up shots of accessories like jewellery, watches and bags.
- Time of the day matters. Shoot early or late in the day for the best light. Aim for the golden hour – the period of daytime shortly after sunrise or before sunset.
- Make sure your model is comfortable in the clothing they are wearing—you will always get a better shot
Learn more about Dan and the fashion world in the video below: