When I first start blogging all those years ago I remember how awkward I felt when shooting outfit photos in public. Those unwanted stares and sometimes remarks would cause me to stop having photos taken until those people had passed, and most of the time I would choose quieter areas which were less likely to have people around. However here I am now stood outside the Radcliffe Camera in the centre of Oxford having photos taken, and if any of you live in Oxford like myself you will know how touristy and busy it is all the time. But when did I become so confident?Before I move onto this topic I just wanted to quickly mention this dress as it’s so beautiful and perfect for summer! It’s in my favourite off-the-shoulder style and is in a gorgeous red spotted print. It’s from Tobi which I had previously not heard of before however they’re a national fast-fashion online retail destination and ship to over 100 countries worldwide. The dress is in a lovely chiffon style with an underskirt and I know my wardrobe is going to be full of dresses in this style for the summer, I’m just waiting for the next heatwave to arrive in the UK so I can wear it again!Back onto the topic of this post, I honestly think that I just became used to all the stares and comments. It never goes away and I get just as many stares as I did when I first started, however I now ignore them and actually barely notice it anymore. I also think who you have taking your photos makes a huge difference and can make you feel a lot more comfortable. Aaron shoots all of my outfit photos and he doesn’t care if anyone is staring as us, which then helps me to relax and it’s easier to ignore those people. If you’re shooting with someone who feels just as awkward as you do then you’re going to struggling getting your photos finished. I believe that the more you do it, the less you start to care and the more confident you become. However if you’re just starting out in building your confidence taking outfit photos in public, I’d recommend shooting in places that are quiet without lots of people around and then gradually build up to busier locations. If you are taking photos in a busy location then know how you’re going to pose before having the photo taken, for example the first photo in this post I had to quickly walk forward so Aaron could take the photo before herds of people walked past. Timing is important and you won’t feel like you’re in other peoples way if you’ve planned it beforehand.Finally remember that other people care a lot less that you do, once they’ve finished staring and walked past you’re already in the back of their mind and it’s very unlikely you’ll ever see them again. It can take time to build confidence in so have patience with yourself and don’t stress out if you do feel awkward.
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