Do you know you can be your own model just by picking outfits according to your personal style, and choosing the best backdrop for your background aesthetic? Well now you do! When it comes to fashion, it’s normal to think of models and runway, however fashion is so much more than that. You don’t have to be on the runway to showcase your creativity and sense of style. With the rise of technology and the internet, social media exist as a platform for you to do that with just a blink of an eye.
Fashion and its clothes and background
Back then, when it comes to fashion, the usual representation of models would be those with fair skin and slim bodies, long blonde hair and blue eyes. It is such a stereotypical view of what a model or an influencer should look like, and it is damaging to young children, especially young girls, as they often perceive that as the standard beauty.
Fortunately, with the constant change in society and the fashion world, more and more advocates and influencers point out the importance of being comfortable in one’s own skin, and that it is more than okay to represent who you really are, and embrace your own beauty. Models these days are not tied to the stereotypical “slim bodies and fair skin”, hence why there are many kinds of models represented in the media, inspiring everyone worldwide.
Why are clothes important when going to any occasions?
What you wear represents the initial impression you are going to give to others. Despite people saying that your personality is what matters most, however, if you are attending an important occasion, it is essential to dress the part to show that you understood the dress code, and that you respect the host for organising the occasion.
Other than respecting the host for organising such a wonderful occasion, dressing accordingly will show to others that you are well-informed on such matters, and that you are able to manage and take control of how you are presenting yourself to others. This is crucial, especially when you are attending occasions like charity events, or a job interview, to show that you care for the cause, or you are highly attentive to the job that you are interested in.
Also, dressing up on occasions makes you feel good. You can dress up in your favourite outfit, and embrace your beauty while mingling around with other people during the event. Not only will you be comfortable in your outfit, being able to look good in public is said to build your self-confidence and self-esteem. It also raises your serotonins, even if it’s for a little while. With dressing the part, you might be able to inspire others at the event too.
Are backgrounds important when taking pictures?
When you are already dolled up and ready to present yourself for others to see, and for you to feel good, what better way to capture your entire beauty by taking a picture of you with a beautiful aesthetic background to enhance your self portrait more.
More and more people these days are learning how to take good pictures of themselves because it makes them feel good, and they want to explore and try out new aesthetics that they’ve always wanted to try out. A good background will bring out more of you, or the essence that you want to capture, and to do that, you must be able to equip yourself with basic photography skills, and have a good sense of choosing the right background for your self portraits.
What kinds of background can one choose when taking self portraits, or selfies?
There are so many interesting and beautiful backgrounds to choose from when taking your self-portraits and selfies. Here are some backgrounds that you can consider when taking your pictures:
Field and forest backgrounds
In the warmer months, like spring and summer, fields and forests may be beautiful backdrops for pictures. Floral fields are among nature’s most picturesque settings. Try shooting through the flowers with a telephoto lens to blur the background.
In general, gloomy days in the forest provide the best lighting for pictures. The light is dim, so your camera won’t overheat as it would on a sunny day. Light direction is the only consideration. It’s highly directed and falls down from up above, through the trees. You’ll need to explore the forest to find the openings in the canopy. If you, or your model’s face is under shadow from the overhead light, you may need to utilise a reflector or have you or her turn the head.
Backgrounds with cars or motorbikes or trains
Have you ever wanted to take a picture of yourself with an expensive car like all car models do, or just an aesthetic picture with random transportation placed behind you? Well, you can do that by using your own vehicle (if you have one), or you can take a picture on a driveway, with the best sedan car Malaysia or bikes behind you, giving you the neighborhood aesthetic vibe to your picture.
Or if you want something straight out of a movie, you can ask your friends for help to take a picture of you in the train station as the train stops or moves, giving you the main character vibe of the day.
Taking pictures with local buildings behind you is one of the easiest tricks to bring out the aesthetic for your selfies and self portraits, especially when you are traveling to another country. Discovering the hidden gems of the place, and taking pictures in the alleyway, or behind a local store, is a creative way to complete your photography session. Sometimes, if you’re lucky enough, some buildings will have murals on their walls, hence you can utilise those murals to give vivid colours to your pictures.
And there you have it! Dressing up to make yourself feel good, and if you are ever out and about with friends, you can take pictures together, or ask them to take a picture of you for memories and sake keeping! Remember, you don’t have to be on the runway to be a model. Everywhere you go is a runway, and you are your own model. Like the saying goes, if you got it, flaunt it.