After the Rain (Self portrait)

Assignments have got me under a lot of pressure but I thought this would be an interesting post to write. If you stop by often you'll know that I absolutely love photographs. I thought that I'd share with you some of the things that I do to achieve photos that I love. These are by no means professional or even amateur photography tips, just the opinions of someone who points the camera and presses the shutter release button.
  1. Have an idea, concept or story behind the image that you are about to take. I personally love when photos tell a story or look like stills from a movie.
  2. While taking the photos and editing them take time to experiment with lighting, exposure, contrast ect.
  3. Experiment with angles, positions and poses.
  4. Take ridiculous amounts of photos, you never know what shot might be THE shot!
  5. Throwing together random objects and props, clothing and make-up just may create a magical moment.
I hope that these suggestions help you create gorgeous shots :)

The photo above is a self portrait I took a few months ago, It's one of my favorites :)
Leave me a link to your favorite self portrait... I'd love to see it!

Have a great Saturday and a lovely weekend 

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  1. I have any of my favourite one, dono why(( Great picture! Followed you on Bloglovin', hope you can do same;)
    Have a fabulous time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra

  2. That is a beautiful shot! Can't believe you took it yourself!

  3. the third photo shows onion shoots with sour cream, a classic in Estonia ;)
    anyway, to be honest I'm not a fan of self-portraits but when it comes to my photos overall I'm such a big perfectionist in all ways. sometimes I choose photos like ten times before I'm happy with the result.
    great post btw and I'm happy to see there are more people who care about how their photos look like :)

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  4. You take some really great photos. One would think you're a professional if you didn't say so. Great tips!

  5. What a beautiful picture!

  6. My sister loves your blog. She is obsessed with photography.. mostly just taking pictures pf herself or being someones model. Your getting her all inspired to start a blog. I don't know thought she just got distracted by instagram.

  7. You look simply beautiful! :)

  8. amazing photos, I wish I lived in the carribean even if the delivery of goods is expenseive, looks like paradise there

  9. Thanks for sharing!! I am always trying to figure out the good ol self portrait thingy!

  10. I will be in Antigua for a week in June....kisses

  11. You are a beautiful lady. You are.
    These tips are actually quite helpful.
    Thank you for sharing them.


  12. What an interesting angle, your neck looks so long. Thanks for sharing your tips, we'll have to try that.

  13. You are absolutely stunning! *.* and i will follow that idea of having a concept for your shoot.

    Lots of Luv from Sam (Ruth)
    i'm following you :)
    Please check out my blog and follow if you like :)

  14. Wish I could photograph like you! Stunning.

    Keep in touch,

  15. "Take ridiculous amounts of photos, you never know what shot might be THE shot!" I absolutely agree! Great post and blog, you look amazing in that photo, when I first saw it I tought it was from a make up or perfume campaign, looks really professional.
    Love from Argentina dear!