Thursday Tips & Tricks | What to Wear… Photographer Edition

I put out a question on my Facebook page the other day asking if any had a question for me about photography.  One of my absolute favorite questions was this…

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“When I take pictures sometimes there the colors look odd. What’s the deal?”

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So I got into a few messages with her and found out the problem. And for many new and/or mom/dad photographers this is a biggie. This time it wasn’t about white balance or anything in the camera.

It was about what she was wearing.

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I know we have all seen the stereo typical ‘photographer’ wearing all black. You know that isn’t to be cool or hip. Wearing all black helps keep light from reflecting off of you and back onto your subjects. When I am at a session I wear either white, grey, or black. White when I know I will need a little reflection back on the clients. Grey when the situation might be a iffy. And black when I know I don’t want to be seen in reflections or color casts on the people or their clothes.  Trust me, probably not my colors of choice but it works. And a secret shout out to all my newborn clients who have seen the infamous white shirts 😉 bonus points if you know why ‘those’ are white 😉

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These are some of my absolute favorites from Old Navy…

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Funny enough this summer I ran Sophie out for a quick test shoot and I was wearing the worst, magenta-y shirt. And what is bad is that you can even see it. See…

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Lol, pardon the expression but see those what should be white shorts… yea. hello… it was bad, see the before… and the after…

Yep, I had to fix it because white should be white!

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Another reason could be paint in the room you are taking the pictures in. I used to have the most beautiful mocha living room. But that pre-photographer living color had a base of green, which meant every photo taken in there had a green tint. BLAH! So I found the next perfect color that did not have a green tint!

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Stayed tuned for next week… What to Wear… Fall Edition 😉

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