How to choose location for outfit posts? | Indian Woman Fashion, Fitness, Food, Style & Travel Photography Blog by Tanvi Rastogi

How to choose location for outfit posts?

1:01 AM

It was a grey and gloomy day! Excuse me while I go match my mood to the ambience! :P







Tights - UO [10']
Sweater Tunic - Nordstrom RACK [09']
Ring - ASOS [11']
Boots - c/o Wanted Shoes [11']
Necklace - c/o PiyaGanwani @ Etsy [11']
Some of you have asked me to write about how I pick location for the outfit posts. While it is not possible to shoot at perfect location all the time ... we do try and make an effort to give an aesthetic and visually appealing background to the outfit posts. 

Regularly looking for new and exciting locations also helps keep photography interesting for Mr. Fabulous, as I can only imagine how mundane it would be if he had to take same kind of shots at the same location, everyday! *Probably would feel like guantanamo bay*

Here's what we do: 
  1. Constantly keep our eyes open for interesting and preferably isolated location while we are driving around the city. 
  2. We prefer open spaces with lot of natural light. I intentionally avoid alleys and streets with tall and narrow buildings. 
  3. Of course, remembering them when the right outfit comes along is a talent in itself!
  4. Colorful walls behind restaurants/shops, gardens, industrial areas, parking lots, are some of our go-to-places. 
  5. Lastly, and most importantly we always try to make sure the background/location compliment the outfit. e.g. We pay special attention that the colors of the outfit do not end up camouflaging with the backdrop, instead stand out. More contrast the better!

P.S. Don't you simply love the statement necklace I am wearing in this post? My dear friend Piya has designed it and she was kind enough to send one to me. Do check out her Etsy Shop. It would make for a great gift. Order now to get it in time for Christmas!

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58 comments

  1. recently I have been thinking about getting into fashion blogging as well so I got myself clicked by my husband, and as far as location is concerned, In Dubai where ever we go its either beaches or buildings or may be some date palms :)

    anyways thats a great necklace, have been wanting a pearl one for quite some time now and yes you have styled it well :)

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  2. That ring rocks! I don't take outfit pictures but I would definitely look for fun locations!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  3. Those boots are awesome and I love those striped tights! :)

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  4. wonderful pictures! You look awesome. I am very fond of these colours I like grey strangely just as much as I like the brightness, no probably a little more :)

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  5. Great tips on finding a location. I've gotten lazy and just ask my mum to do them in the garden before I go out (mainly because no where in London is isolated).
    Ooo, and that necklac is gorgeous. Also, I may fly to you, steal that ring, then fly back, hehe.

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  6. The problem with every location that I find is that there are always people who are staring rudely!
    I love colorful backgrounds the most but I dont seem to find many around here.

    Cute sweater :)

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  7. Thats a wonderful outfit, Tanvi. And the necklace is just wow. Wealth of information on how to choose locations. Very simple but great tip:)Love the accessories!

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  8. Locating a place for pictures is always a task, specially in Bombay where people just have to stand and stare at you while you're posing.
    It makes me a little conscious but slowly with time, I'm getting use to it :D
    Thanks for the tips T - As usual, you look lovely :)

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  9. Moody yes and yet ever so lovely. Xxxx

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  10. I was going to say I abolustely ADORE your neckalce, its so pretty. Love your stockings as well!
    Much Love
    Roisin Elizabeth
    xoxox

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  11. Absolutely mesmerizing!
    I have been following your blog since a year and hopefully Im ready now to work on my closet !

    Love !

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  12. Nice photos...very pleasing to the eye...necklace is GORGEOUS!

    :-)

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  13. That necklace is indeed pretty! I am loving your ring and striped tights too! Such a cute casual look friend!!

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  14. So very nice, Tanvi
    Loving your boots and accessories.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  15. I feel that the grayness/moodiness adds so much texture to these images...and really makes the statement jewelry pop out. Especially heart the ring!

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  16. Love that ring and those boots and your hair is looking beautiful!

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  17. love the dark mood of these pics!

    its so hard to find the perfect location for pics sometimes...

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  18. only you can carry that very Indian and very beautiful necklace with such an outfit and look a class apart!

    the backdrop n location is fab and the autumn so suited to the black n grey!infact one of the reasons why you rock as a fashion blogger for me, is that you make the photo sessions and poses so different each time. you work on the hair, on the carriage-just wow!:-)

    and look at that very pronounced jawline-you should have eaten properly in India while you were there na baby:-)

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  19. You should already know how I feel about this look.I said it on facebook.But seriously,it's one of your most elegant outfits according to me!The last one I liked THIS much was the one with that beautiful nude gown and red tights that I used in my blog.Lucky you!You've options!I'll tell my tale on today's post on my blog.Merry X mas in advance!

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  20. Love the neck-piece and the ring.
    Ever since I came across your blog I hve been a big fan of your easy and very-you attitude. Look at your serene face :)

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  21. Good advice on backgrounds. If we keep our eyes open (as you recommend), we see things right in front of us all the time. I'm starting to take outfit-pictures outdoors now and, while I need more seclusion than you do, there are lots of places to go.

    Your outfit is super-cute. I love the striped tights and (what appears to be a) bubble-hem. And that rock on your hand would be useful in a fistfight!

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  22. so stylish outfit tanvi n ya wat a statement piece..its fab...

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  23. I am always on the lookout for new outfit locations too. I think it's important to keep an open mind about it. I love your boots Tanvi!

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  24. Yes - that necklace is adorable! I wish I had the energy to go out looking for fun places to take pics but my backyard is so easy to get to!

    www.whatjocraves.wordpress.com

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  25. Love the background and the outfit. The necklace is to die for! Thanks for the tips;)

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  26. We can so relate to this!Its always a task to go location hunting,specially to avoid curious onlookers!
    We kinda follow the same agenda as you, but sometimes its not possible to find the apt location.
    P.S. lovely accessories!!
    You look lovely as always!

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  27. Love your look!! The necklace looks fab on you. I love the backgrounds you choose. They always compliment your outfit. Kudos to ashish for such great photography. You are reallyu lucky he takes the time out and loves taking pictures :)

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  28. i saw the ring in different shades of sea blue in forever new here and OHMYGOD i LOVEDDDD it :D i see you are going all one with the scenery these days !!

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  29. Wish I had a choice of such beautifully photogenic locations around my place......but sadly, all I have got here is buildings, buildings & more buildings!! Also, can't really drag my sister much around town looking for locations....maybe when I get married!! *sigh*

    That's one gorgeous necklace you have on......& can't really take my eyes off that ring too! :)

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  30. Tanvi, I think I take you for granted. You are such a beauty, and yet so easy to relate to. The tips are right on- I hope this helps folks get the courage to do more outfit posts.

    As for that necklace, it is a statement piece! It say bold and classy chic! the Citizen Rosebud

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  31. i was going through the pics and i was like "wheres her signature pose today?" and bam the second last pic. hehe you always seem to have the perfect background for the photos. As for me, I have stopped taking pic out because it is very cold and gloomy in winter here.
    i am loving the accessories. :-)

    http://cactusandcucumber.blogspot.com/

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  32. I almost bought that ring the other day! Just wasn't sure how it would look on but you wear it so well so now I need to order it :)

    Love this look. The tights are adorable :) xoxo

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  33. Great boots and beautiful locale! xo style, she wrote

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  34. I am catching up on all the reading. Yep, a good location and natural light helps; especially with the gloomy days.

    Lovely pictures.

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  35. I'm in love with your tights, the color is lovely, looking so cute and cozy! Those 5 I'll remember forever, I sometimes ran out of new places!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  36. Love the statement necklace you are wearing, the whole look stands out because of it. And the striped tights complements the top which by itself is pretty stylish. One of your best put togethers.

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  37. Love the pics even though u look pensive in a couple of them. The necklace sure did add a touch of glamor to the outfit. I hate the gloomy weather...miss the sun here in UK. :(

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  38. I love that necklace! And great advice + outfit :) xoxo

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  39. Great tips, but since I don't do outfit posts, can I comment on your jewelry instead? It is absolutely fabulous! Love that ring and the necklace.

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  40. Tanviiiiiii!!! I've missed you girl! I love those boots! The ring is the bomb too! You look amazing as usual! XX

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  41. wow you've made even the bubble hem look good,great styling

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  42. Ooh finding the perfect location is an art form in itself! I am loving that ring - it's gorgeous!

    Hope you have a fantastic weekend! :)

    -j
    sorelle in style

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  43. lovely choices!

    http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

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  44. Oh wow is that one of Piya's necklaces? I love it! I am off to check out her site..haven't been over in a while. Also..love your photo tips..so cute.

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  45. I never even thought of background! Thanks for this.. Good info!

    Cris
    http://www.bisouonline.com

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  46. You are looking gorgious in this casual outfit.Hair look amazing.Keep it up.
    Love u n miss u alot.
    Maa.

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  47. Love your nose ring and boots!!

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  48. Tanvi your hair..and oh i know you tried looking gloomy in the first shot to match the skies...sadly you missed it !! you look pweetyy as always !!

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  49. have to compliment the photographer for making all your pictures look different, thanks to the backgrounds/locations and your poses.

    good photos are essential to a personal style blog and your shots work for the readers! :D

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  50. totally agree. finding a great location is half the battle! love your necklace.

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  51. Great ring Tanvii! Looking great!
    And I completely agree, the location and backdrop are so important for the outfit shots.

    xox
    www.natashafatah.blogspot.com

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  52. Love love love your boots Tanvi. And I always love the location of your shoots. They somehow fit perfectly, just like your ensemble :)

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  53. Love the ring & the boots!
    I just stumbled across your blog & so glad I did! I have signed up as your latest follower. I look forward to popping back for some more inspiration!
    x
    Melissah from Scrapbook

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