When I photograph, emotions are one of the main ideas on my mind. Real expressions from real emotions are what I am looking for. I ask parents not to tell their children to say "cheese" because this causes a forced smile that just doesn't look real. It is those different expressions that reflect upon the many facets of a personality and when captured, make a photo believable.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Clothing style and color are two main things to consider when choosing clothing for your photo shoot. Remember, knowing how to present yourself while choosing a style that is flattering for your body type is of the utmost importance.
Color matters for the visual appeal of a photograph. Horizontal stripes give a person the appearance of being wider than he/she actually is, and patterns can be too busy and take over the photo. Thin stripes or small patterns can make the photos very unusual looking when printed.
Pick colors that suit your skin tone and hair color. Most of us know which colors look the best on us, and also the colors that just don't work. If you are uncertain about the colors that look good on you, check some resources such as the internet or magazines and do a little research.
Try to avoid red, black, or white if possible.
These ideas do not apply in every situation, but they are some things to keep in mind when choosing the clothing style and color for your photo shoot.
Rule of thumb - Solids and neutrals usually work best.