If you have the chance to grab the spotlight, you need to be prepared or your 5 mins of fame can be a huge waste!
One of my readers was very excited that she was going to have an article written about her for a local paper and that she was also going to be photographed. Her big moment was just 2 days away.
She reached out to me at the last minute to get some feedback on what she should wear.
One of the first things you should always do before any photo shoot is take the time to do a test shoot. This means putting on the entire outfit you plan to wear and then practice sitting or standing in different ways to find your best angle.
My reader is a very stylish interior designer , but as I soon found out , her outfits just did not photograph well. They looked great in person, but on camera they didn’t translate the image that she felt she wanted to project.
Here are the 2 outfits she was considering wearing. (Remember, this was just a test shoot, she did not have her hair or make up done for these)
This dress was her first choice, but the problem was it rose up when she sat down.Also, the neckline was not very flattering and the gold studs made her appear wider than she was.
This dress was such a pretty color, but it ended up looking too formal to wear in a kitchen where she was going to be photographed. This dress also rode up when she sat down.
|I had her go back to her closet and pull out something business-like but creative to show her design side. She came back with a black skirt and top that she layered with this slightly edgy animal print cardigan. Here is the final look.|
She looks professional, but not boring, confident and creative, just like an interior designer should be. Her outfit also looks great against her casual light kitchen background.
If you are having your photograph taken think hard about the image you want to communicate. Clothing is a silent language that speaks volumes.
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