Many components work towards making the perfect photograph. Although people understand the role of background and lighting, many fail to appreciate the importance of proper clothing. Everyone knows you have to dress well during a photo session. But does well-dressed mean during a photograph?
The following discussion will give you some tips on this matter. Follow them and take the best photograph of your life.
Dark Color & Multiple Layers
Whether a single photoshoot or group session, you would want to wear clothes that help the viewers to easily focus their attention on the subject. And to do this you can use multiple layers of clothes and dark colors.
In other words, you can wear a scarf around your neck. Or put a jacket or sweater on your shirt. This will give you a fuller and dominant appearance.
Dark and earth color clothes can work very well in this kind of photo session. The dark colors add extra boldness to your style. Meanwhile, earthy hues can complement the natural background.
In case of a group session, try to dress up as if complementing each other. But you don’t want to look like a group of boy scouts in identical uniforms, right? So, don’t go overboard with matching each other’s outfit
Outfits like cotton t-shirts or tank tops are not great for photos. Because these fabrics lack the much-needed layer and texture. Also, always avoid light or pastel colors. These colors do nothing to complement our normal body tones. Plus, they make you look fatter. So, go dark and heavy.
Jewelry And Glasses
Clothing accessories make the language of your photos clearer. And jewelry and glasses have the biggest effect here. Bracelets, watches, earrings, necklaces, rings add strong details to the photograph. Meanwhile, a good handbag or belt can complement your style and personality.
You can also go for things that you usually don’t wear often. Such as Hats and Bowties. But remember not to do something that is too peculiar to be relatable to you.
A pair of sunglasses can change a photograph completely. Just make sure the setting is correct. Taking indoor photos while wearing sunglasses can seem silly to many people. And it quite frankly is.
If you use glasses, keep them on during the photo session. It makes the photo more original. And it’s best to avoid transition lenses. Because these lenses will react to the surrounding light differently than the other parts in the photo. As a result, you will need to retouch every photo during development.
Nails And Hair
This is an obvious one. You will of course want your hair to look best during a photoshoot. For formal official photos, run a comb just before the shoot. And in the case of informal shoots, you will still want to make sure the hair isn’t noticeably out of sorts.
If the photoshoot is taking place somewhere humid then the moisture in the air can cause your hair to frizz up. The moisture messes up the protein structure in your hair which causes the frizz. Using conditioner after you shampoo on the day of the shoot can help. But what would be better is to use a leave-on conditioner which will keep your hair silky smooth throughout the day.
Nails are important too. It tells a lot about your hygiene. So if you don’t keep photographic proof of poor personal hygiene, then get your nails in order before the photo session. And if using nail polish, make sure the polish is either completely removed or applied evenly.
So, in short, you need to wear dark and heavy clothes to take the best photo of your life. At the same, keep your glasses on if people are used to seeing you in them. A good hat, handbag, or necklace can sufficiently complement your personality.
And lastly, avoid light clothes with light colors. Hope you take the most awesome photo ever!