What Goes into The Perfect Shot
Choosing the right look is just as important as having the perfect lighting. These tips will help you look your best for your camera:
ATTIRE AND PROPS
• Long sleeve is preferred over short or sleeveless so that the focal point of the portrait is on the face, smile, and eyes.
• Plain colors or small patterns are best for group portrait. Avoid bright colors and strong patterns which make a person stand out from a group.
• Wear shoes to complement the outfit. Full-length portrait is taken during the session.
• Props are fun ways to say something about you. A favorite toy, guitar, or the family pet can make your portrait uniquely you.
Makeup for photographs differs from everyday application.
• Use matt colors: matte makeup won’t reflect light making it easy to photograph.
• Add more vibrancy to your blush, eyes, and lip color than you normally would. The camera captures makeup 2 shades lighter.
• Fill in brows: polished brows shape the face and make for a complete look. This is especially true for those who are blond.
• False lashes: The center point of interest is your eyes. False lashes help define them and make all the difference!
• Use powder: apply powder at the end of makeover for a complete matte look. Bring with you some powder or oil blotting sheets to cover shiny spots during photo session.
• Wax: Give at least 48 hours for redness and swelling to diminish before arriving at your photo session.
There’s no good way to hide a five o’clock shadow in color photography. Be sure to shave prior to your appointment.
It’s best not to try a new style for your portrait and schedule your haircut a week prior to your photo session.