Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Get the Most out of your Shoot at Kube Studios

Wardrobe Tips from Kube Studios

Welcome to Kube Studios, one of the top fashion photography studios in the UK. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your shoot. To find out more about Kube Studios visit our website today.

Looking to get family portraits for the holidays? Or are you a pro photographer with curious clients asking what they should wear to your shoot? Whatever you do, don’t end up on Buzzfeed because of your outfit! 

We’ve taken some of the best advice of our in-house pros to share some of their top tips about what you should (and shouldn’t) don the next time you’re getting your picture taken, and included some lovely examples from SmugMug photographers that show just how well a coordinated wardrobe can enhance your final image.

1. Match

Unless you’re going for a specific theme, it’s important to coordinate your outfits without your group all wearing the exact same thing.All plaid or all white can be painfully overpowering in your final image. Give the idea a more modern spin by picking two to three colors that complement each other, or wear different shades of the same color. Spice it up with a favorite accent color, like red, and have everyone wear just a small touch of that. Instant smiles!

Finally, try to avoid having just one person wear a completely different color, especially when that color is very bright or in stark contrast to the rest of the family. This draws the attention just to that person instead of unifying the group. Of course this is fine if that’s the idea you’re going for.

2. Something out of place

It’s important to factor in your shoot location when planning your outfit. You’ll show up very differently when photographed against a plain neutral backdrop than when you’re taking photos in a riotously bright autumn forest! 

And let’s not forget about patterns: If you’re wearing plaid or stripes when photographed against a brick wall, you’ll see more lines than a zebra in jail! The result? No one will be able to find your face. 

Holiday tip: If you’ve already picked out your holiday card, try planning your outfit around the colors in that design.

3. Loose, baggy clothing

Remember, these photos will be a reminder to your loved ones what you look like when they can’t be with you! Fitted clothes look much more polished and flattering than loose clothes, which can just make you appear boxy. Check the fit of jackets, sweaters or collared shirts, and be sure that the collar won’t obscure your face when you sit down and that the shoulders won’t bunch up.

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