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Clothing Tips

By Phillip Cohen - Torrance, CA USA

Clothing to wear for a portrait or photo session

Solid clothes are best.  Large prints, patterns and stripes are distracting and take away from the face.

For classic portraits, avoid clothing that is trendy or dates the picture. For children, avoid pictures of characters (Barney, Pokemon, Power Puff, etc.) However, tell the photographer what characters are your childís favorite.  He or she can  use this information to help develop a good relationship with your child by talking to them about these characters.

If more than one person is in the photo shoot, then keep the clothing in the same color tones.  Make sure that they match and blend well together.  Be consistent.  Dress in all long sleeves, all sweaters, all short sleeves, all casual or all formal.  Stay with solid colors for groups.

Long sleeves look best on adults.

Donít overlook the shoes and socks.  Make sure they are clean and they match.  Remember that children look very cute with bare feet. 

For Black & White photos, texture is the key.  Clothing with lace or denim looks nice.  Stay away from red as it looks like plain gray in Black & White photos



 

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