Are you eager to set up a profile on The Nu. Wardrobe, but don’t know where to begin? Or maybe you’re just wondering how you can brush up on your photography skills and make your photos stand out from the crowd on your Nu. Profile?
In this post I’m going to show fellow Nu. lovers how to take cool photos for your profile in the easiest way, following these short and simple steps.
The background is probably one of the most important elements when taking photos for your profile on The Nu. Wardrobe.
The background attracts the attention of potential borrowers and lenders and when selecting a background for your photos I would advise keeping the backdrop simple, preferably neutral (use bright shades such as white), so the item you are showcasing can be the main focus of the picture. I would recommend using a white piece of cardboard or even a white sheet if you have one handy in your house. For my photos, I decided to use my marble bed sheet cover as my backdrop and it looks really cool on my Nu. profile. The backdrop of a photo is really down to your personal preference and what style you want your Nu. profile to represent.
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The positioning of a photo is another important aspect to focus on, High angled shots are perfect to ensure all areas of the clothing is visible in the photo. Close up shots are useful to capture the colour and texture of clothing. This allows potential borrowers to get a detailed view of the item.
Photos of somebody wearing the item are also excellent to have on your profile, it gives users an insight into what the item will look like on an actual person. Another top tip: take plenty of shots at different angles: front, back etc. Personally, you can never have too many photos on your Nu. profile.
To be honest, it really doesn't matter if you don’t have the best camera for taking photos, as long as your background looks cute and the lighting in the photo is correct. Taking pictures of clothing is all about the focus and light. I used my iPhone 5s and it isn't the best quality but I made it work. Work with what you have. But, if you do have a friend who is skilled with a camera, maybe you could organize a group photo shoot together! It would be a fun way to spend the day and, at the same time, add to your Nu Profile.
This is a useful tip and probably one of the most important. Try to take your photos near a window during the day. This gives the best natural light and means you won’t need any fancy lighting to make your photos look good.
Remember to personalise the photos for your Nu. profile, show your creativity and personal style through the use of the Nu. platform while also doing a good deed by saving the planet!
Stand out and be different!
Check out some other Nu profiles below and be inspired.