Ready for some of our best SCV photographer secrets? Here are 3 tips to stand out with bold wardrobe choices.
Especially when it comes to marketing images, you want to make sure your headshot allows you to really stand out. After all, that’s the point, right?
Your headshot should be the best representation of you and your brand – but you also want it to be memorable.
That’s why we put together this list of bold wardrobe choices that can help you stand out, while still keeping in line with our basic guidelines for what to wear on camera.
You might remember, in a recent blog, we outlined our five best tips for what to wear in a headshot session, for the most flattering look on camera. Now, with those five tips as our foundation, we want to take it one step further and show you how to make bold wardrobe choices that look good – and help you stand out on camera.
SCV Photographer Secrets: Stand Out With Bold Wardrobe Choices
1. Bold Color Choice
As many of you may know, we typically suggest solid colors over patterns when it comes to choosing your wardrobe for the camera. Sometimes patterns can distort on camera, and they can distract from the focal point – which is you.
But solid colors doesn’t mean you always have to choose black. In fact, one of the easiest ways to stand out on camera is to choose an uncommon solid color that complements your complexion beautifully. That could be a bright, vibrant color like yellow or magenta. Or it could be a muted jewel tone, such as a burgundy suit for a man.
Whatever color you decide to go with, this is an easy way to be more memorable, while maintaining a very clean and professional look.
2. Interesting Detail
Another basic guideline we always suggest is to stick with fitted silhouettes over baggy or flowy silhouettes. This allows the camera to actually see your shape, which means the photographer can Photoshop it in post-production. If you hide your shape in baggy clothes, however, then the photographer doesn’t have as much to work with in the editing process. It might sound counter-intuitive, but fitted clothes make you look thinner on camera.
However, there’s still a lot of room to play with a fitted silhouette. You could choose a fitted silhouette with an interesting detail. For example, a beautiful flutter sleeve adds a nice touch, or a bold metallic zipper can accentuate your shape and add a nice pop of color.
3. Statement Accessories
We also typically recommend classic styles over trendy styles. Why? A trend is supposed to last for a short period of time. The whole point of a trend is to be temporary. But you want your headshots to stand the test of time, especially if you only update your headshots every few years. That’s why, when it comes to wardrobe, we typically suggest classic styles.
That doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t have some fun with a statement accessory! This is a really easy way to stand out for both men and women. While most people might think of a statement necklace or heel, men have the opportunity to showcase their personality with a stand-out tie, pocket square or even socks. This way, you can keep the suit classic, but the details are more modern.
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About Lindsay, SCV Photographer
With the mind of a businesswoman and the heart of an adventurer, Lindsay began to conceive of a different kind of Santa Clarita photography business. In her vision, stepping in front of the camera could be an empowering experience that gave her clients more than just a photograph — it would give people a new way of seeing themselves. With an eye for seeing the beauty in life and in others, Lindsay could use the camera to spread beauty.
About SchlickArt Photography and Video
SchlickArt, a boutique photo and video studio in Santa Clarita, started in March 2012 with the simple idea that empowerment creates a kind of beauty and authenticity that shines through every camera lens. Built on a philosophy — rather than a product, service or person — SchlickArt has rapidly evolved, meeting professional portraiture, business photo and business video needs as diverse as the community we capture. It’s the desire to take care of you, the client, that drives us at SchlickArt.