Tuesday, June 16, 2015

What to wear?

I've been asked several times about what people should wear for portraits.  I found a great article on Digital Photography School's website about it.  The photographer/author offered these guidelines:
  • wear solid colored clothing
  • choose muted tones that are a bit subdued
  • choose similar tones for your top and bottom (both dark or both light)
  • choose 1-3 colours for your group portrait, ones with similar tones that go nicely together and have everyone work within that colour palette. For example: dark green, navy, and burgundy – all dark jewel tones.  OR tan, a lighter olive green, and denims – all lighter, softer tones.
  • choose a top with sleeves at least to the elbow
  • choose long pants for men/ladies or a skirt below the knee for ladies
  • choose dark socks and footwear (unless it’s a barefoot photo on the beach)
  • keep jewellery simple and minimalistic
The whole idea is around how our eye is usually drawn to the lightest part of a picture and for a portrait, we want that to be your face!  My personal favorite for family pictures is denim bottoms and black tops.  It looks outstanding! 

Hope that helps.   Till next time...

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