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WHATTO WEAR GUI DE

R. De l p P h o t o g r a p h y


OH, WHATSHOULD IWEAR. . . ? Thi si spr obabl yt henumbe rone que s t i onIge tas ke dbe f or eaphot o s hoot .I tc anbepr e t t yc onf us i ngand s t r e s s f ult r yi ngt ode c i dewhatout f i t s woul dbebe s tf oryourphot ogr aphy s e s s i onbutwor r ynot !Thi sgui de wi l lhe l pyouwi t hs t yl i ngt i psandt r i c ks t os e l e c tc l ot hi ngopt i onsf orape r f e c t out c omeonphot oday.

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COMPLEMENTI NG FAMI LYOUTFI TS Gonear et hedaysof1990sf ami l ypor t r ai t swhe r ee ve r yonei nt hepi c t ur ewoul dwe ar t hes ameout f i t .Agoodwayt os t ar tpl anni ngaphot os e s s i oni st oc hoos eac ol ors c he me . Tr yt oc hoos eapal e t t et hathasami xofne ut r als hade sandabr i ghtc ol or .Anot he r opt i oni sac ol ors c he mewi t honemai nc ol oranddi f f e r e ntvar i at i onsoft hatc ol or .

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I ns t e adofhavi nge ve r yonei nt hephot oc ompe t ef orc e nt e rs t age ,youmaywantt oc hoos e onepe r s ont os t andoutf r om t heot he r s .The yc anwe aronei mpac t f ulpi e c et hati ns pi r e s t heac c e s s or i e sandc ol or si ne ve r yonee l s e ' sout f i t s .Typi c al l y,i t ' se as i e rt ohaveawoman' s orgi r l ' sout f i tbet hef oc alpoi ntofapi c t ur e . Onc eyou' vec hos e nonepe r s ont obet hef oc usoft hephot ogr aph,us eabr i ghtc ol ort o dr aw vi e we r s ' e ye si n.Eve r yonee l s ei nt hephot oc anhaveac c e s s or i e st hatmat c ht he br i ghtc ol or ,maki ngt hephot ol ookuni f i e dandc ompl e t e .


MAKEAPHOTO I NTERESTI NG & UNI FI ED WI TH ACCESSORI ES Ac c e s s or i e sar eof t e nj us twhataphot one e dst o t akei tf r om dr abt oe ngagi ng.Don' tl i mi tyour s e l f t oj e we l r ywhe nyout hi nkaboutac c e s s or i e sf or phot os hoot s .The r e ' spl e nt yt oc hoos ef r om f or bot hs e xe sandal lage s —out e r we ar ,j e we l r y,hat s , he adbands ,f l owe r si nagi r l ' shai r ,s c ar ve s ,and mor e . Youwantt ous eal i ghthandwhe ni tc ome st oac c e s s or i zi ng.Toomanyac c e s s or i e s , e s pe c i al l yi ft he yar ebi gorbr i ght ,c anove r whe l m aphot oandt aket hef oc usof fwhati s r e al l yi mpor t ant —yours ubj e c t s !Thi si spar t i c ul ar l yt r uef orl i t t l eone s .The i runi que pe r s onal i t i e sandbe aut yne e dt obeal l owe dt os hi net hr ough,notbeove r s hadowe dbya gi gant i che adbandorove r doneac c e s s or i e s .Re me mbe r ,ac c e s s or i e sar ej us tt he r et o e nhanc ewhatyours ubj e c t sar ebr i ngi ngt ot hephot o—t he i rpe r s onal i t yandbe aut y.


Consi derusi ng mul ti ple accessori esforeach subj ectthroughoutyour photo shoot.

Af t e ryou' vec hos e nyourc ol orpal e t t e —di s c us s e dabove —c hoos eoneort wobr i ght ac c e ntc ol or st hatyouc anus ef orac c e s s or i e st hr oughoutt hephot os .I fyou' vec hos e na t oddl e rgi r lt obet akec e nt e rs t agei nt hephot o,l ookatt hec ol or st hatar ei nhe rout f i t . He rout f i tmi ghtf e at ur eapat t e r nwi t hgr ay,t e al ,ands al monc ol or s .Mom c anwe ara bol dt e alne c kl ac eandmat c hi nge ar r i ngs ,Dadc ans por tas al mont i e ,andt hebi g br ot he rc anwe araf unkybowt i eors omef unt e als oc ks .Thepos s i bi l i t i e sar el i mi t l e s s ! Cons i de rus i ngmul t i pl eac c e s s or i e sf ore ac hs ubj e c tt hr oughoutyourphot os hoot . De pe ndi ngonhow manyac c e s s or i e syouhave ,youc andooneort woc hange s t hr oughoutt hes hoot .Thi si smuc he as i e rt handoi ngf ul lc l ot hi ngc hange s ,buti t ' se nough t ogi vephot osawhol ene wf e e l . Rat he rt hanmaki ngac c e s s or i e sas t at i cpar toft hephot o,ge ts ubj e c t si nt e r ac t i ngwi t h t he m!Babyc angr abMom' sne c kl ac edur i ngaphot o,ac hi l dc anhol dt he i rhati nf r ont oft he mf orapi c t ur ewi t hal i t t l ebi tofat t i t ude ,oryouc anhaves ome onedr apet he i r j ac ke tove rt he i rs houl de rast he yt ur nt owar dst hec ame r a. Looki nt opar e nt s ' war dr obe sf orac c e s s or i e st hatki dsc anus e .Thi spl aysont hej ubi l anc e ofyout handc r e at e sal i nki nt hephot obe t we e napar e ntandt hec hi l d.Al i t t l eboyl ooks ador abl ewi t hhi sdad' shatbal anc e donhi she ad,andl i t t l egi r l sof t e nl ovepl ayi ngwi t h mom' sj e we l r y.


LAYERYOUROUTFI TS AND USEDI FFERENT TEXTURES Not hi ngdr awst hee yet oaphot ol i ke di f f e r e nc e s .Twoe as ywayst oaddf un di f f e r e nc e st oaphot oar el aye r sand di f f e r e ntt e xt ur e s . Laye r sof f e rdi f f e r e ntas pe c t st oaphot o i ns e ve r aldi f f e r e ntways .Subj e c t sc an t akeonandt akeof fl aye r sf ordi f f e r e nt l ooksi ne ac hphot o,andl aye r sadda ni c ebi tofc ol orvar i at i on.

Thi si sagreattechni quefor blackand whi tephotosto add di fferentpoi ntsofi nteresti n thephoto.

Di f f e r e ntf abr i c sandac c e s s or i e sc an gi vemuc hne e de dt e xt ur et oaphot o. Lookf orpi e c e sofc l ot hi ngwi t h e mbr oi de r e dde t ai l s ,l ac ec ol l ar sor ac c e nt s ,r i bbons ,r uf f l e s ,andot he r f unt e xt ur e s .The s et ype sofdi f f e r e nt t e xt ur e ss how upwe l li nbl ac kand whi t ephot osaswe l lasc ol orphot os , gi vi ngapopofpe r s onal i t yt oe ac h phot o.Pl anyourout f i t sandl aye r s t omat c hyourvi s i onf ort hephot o andwhatbr i ngsoutyours ubj e c t s ' pe r s onal i t i e sands t yl e s .


USEFUN PROPSTO BRI NG MORE PERSONALI TYTO APHOTO SHOOT Foraphot ot hatf oc us e sont hes ubj e c t sandbr i ngsoutt he i rbe s tt r ai t s ,s i mpl epr opsar e t hebe s twayt oadds omef unt oaphot ogr aph.Lookatt hel oc at i onofaphot os hootand t hevi beoft hes hoot .I si tf un?Romant i c ?Nos t al gi c ?Ke e pyourpr opsi nl i newi t ht he t he meofaphot ogr aphs ot he ye nhanc et hephot o,r at he rt hande t r ac tf r om i t . Aphot oi name adow c anbee nhanc e dwi t hahandf ulofwi l df l owe r s .Ar omant i c e ngage me ntphot oi smadee ve ns we e t e rwhe nac oupl ehol dsanobj e c tt hat ' s me ani ngf ult ot he i rc our t s hi p.Forphot osf e at ur i ngc hi l dr e n,pi c kobj e c t st hatar e me ani ngf ult ot he mf ort hephot o.As t uf f e dani maladdst ot hef e e lofaphot oandwi l l makeyous mi l ewhe nyoul ookatt hephot oye ar sl at e r .J us tmakes ur et hatapr opf i t s i nwi t ht hepi c t ur e !

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EVERYTHI NG MATTERSFROM TOPTO BOTTOM . . . YESTHATI NCLUDESSHOES! Eve r yt hi ngt hati swor norus e di na phot os hootaf f e c t st hel ookandf e e l ofe ac hphot o.Thi si nc l ude ss hoe s . Don' tl e ts hoe sandf oot we arbean ove r l ooke dpar tofyourout f i t pl anni ng.Apai rofs hoe st hatdoe s n' t f i ti nwi t ht her e s tofaphot oc an de t r ac tf r om t hepi c t ur e . Unl e s syouhavet e nni ss hoe st hat ar euni queandf une nought of i ti n wi t ht hevi beofaphot os hoot ,you maywantt oc ons i de rot he rf oot we ar opt i onsf oryourpi c t ur e s .Forwome n, bal l e tf l at sc omei nal mos te ve r yc ol or .

Choos i ngapai roff l at st hatf i ti nwi t h t hec ol ors c he mei sagr e atwayt omake aphot ol ookgr e atandaddabur s tof c ol or .Shoe s ,whe nmat c he dwi t h ac c e s s or i e st hatot he rs ubj e c t si nt he phot oar ewe ar i ng,c ant i eaphot ot oge t he r . Br i ghtye l l ow bal l e tf l at sc anmat c ha man' sye l l ow t i eoral i t t l egi r l ' s he adband.Thi sc r e at e sauni f i e df e e li na phot owi t houtmaki ngi tt ooc ut e s y. Cons i de rgoi ngbar e f ooti ft hes hoot al l owsf ori t .Bar ef e e tc anc r e at ea r us t i c ,c as ualf e e lt hatbe t t e rs howsof f t henat ur alpe r s onal i t yandi nt e r ac t i onof t hes ubj e c t si naphot o.


KEEPI TCLASSI CFORATI MELESSLOOK Whi l eyourpr e f e r e nc e smaybedi f f e r e nt ,manyphot ogr aphe r sands ubj e c t sal i kepr e f e rt o dr e s si nt i me l e s sandc l as s i cl ookst hatwi l ll as tt hr ought heye ar s .We ar i ngc l ot he st hatar e t oot r e ndymi ghtme ant hatt hephot oswi l ll ookout dat e di namat t e rofmont hsofye ar s .I f youc hoos ec l ot he st hathavel ooke dgoodf orye ar s ,t hephot oswi l ll i ke l yc ont i nuet ol ook goodandupt odat ef orye ar st oc ome .Forac l as s i cl ook,c hoos eas of tc ol orpal e t t ewi t ha c oupl eofbr i ghtc ol or st hatar er e pe at e di nac c e s s or i e st hr oughoutt hephot os .St i c ki ngt o t i me l e s sl ookswi l ll e tyours ubj e c t s ' pe r s onal i t i e ss hi net hr ough.Howe ve r ,i faf ami l y wi s he st ous et r e ndy,mode r nc l ot hi ng,t hati st he i rpr e r ogat i ve .Ei t he rway,youc anmake abe aut i f ulphot o!

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Foraclassi c look,choosea softcolorpalettewi th a coupleofbri ghtcolors

Asyoupl anoutaphot os hoot ,r e me mbe rt ot hi nkaboutwhe r eandhow pi c t ur e swi l l bedi s pl aye d.I fyouar epl anni ngondi s pl ayi ngphot osonyourl i vi ngr oom wal l ,t i et he c ol or sands e t upofyourphot ost ot hec ol ors c he meoft her oom.Phot ost hatwi l lgoup i nac hi l d' sr oom s houl de mul at et hef un,pl ayf uls pi r i tofc hi l dr e nandc apt ur et heageof yourc hi l dr e n.Pi c t ur e st hatwi l lbeus e df ori nvi t at i ons ,Chr i s t masc ar ds ,or announc e me nt s ,ke e pt hes mal l e rdi s pl ays i zeoft hephot oi nmi nd.Smal lde t ai l smayge t l os ti nas mal l e rphot o,s ous ebol dac c e s s or i e st hatwi l ls how upi na4x6phot o.


CHOOSI NG CLOTHES FORCHI LDREN

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Adul t sc anbec omf or t abl ei nj us tabout anyt hi ngf ort hel e ngt hofaphot os hoot . Howe ve r ,c hoos i ngpe r f e c tc hi l dr e n' s c l ot hi ngi soft heut mos ti mpor t anc ef ora goodphot os hoot .Ki dsc anbemadei t c hy orunc omf or t abl ebyt hes mal l e s t i nc onve ni e nc e —at agi nt hebac kofa s hi r toraf abr i ct hatr ubsagai ns tt hes ki n wr ong.Choos ef r e e f l owi ngc l ot hi ngf or ki dswi l lal l ow t he mt omovee as i e rand s t ayc omf or t abl et hr oughoutt hephot o s hoot .Forout doorphot os ,c ons i de r br i ght ,f r e e f l owi ngc l ot hi ngt hatwi l l movewi t ht hec hi l dandaddmove me nt andl i f et oaphot o.Adr e s st hatt wi r l s notonl ye nc hant sal i t t l egi r l ,i tmakea phot oe xc i t i ngande ngagi ng. As upe r he r oc apehast hes amee f f e c tf or aboy—t he yf e e le xc i t e daboutt hephot o andt hate nt hus i as ms howsi nt hephot o Toe ns ur et hatt hec hi l dr e nar ehappyand ate as edur i ngphot os ,l e tt he m pi c kt he i r ownc l ot hi ng.The y' l lpi c ks ome t hi ngt hat s howsof fwhatt he i rpr e f e r e nc e sand i nt e r e s t sar e .I fyouar ewor r i e daboutwhat t he y' l lc hoos e ,t r ys e l e c t i ngt hr e eorf our mai nout f i t st hatyouwoul dbehappywi t h yourc hi l dwe ar i ngf oraphot o.Le tt he m c hoos ef r om t heout f i t syou' ves e l e c t e d; t he y' l ls t i l lf e e ll i ket he ygott omaket he de c i s i on.


PATTERNED CLOTHES Pat t e r nsar el i kebr i ghtc ol or sandac c e s s or i e s i nphot os —t he yar egr e atwhe nt he yar eus e d wi t hal i ghthand.Onepe r s onwe ar i nga pat t e r ne dt opordr e s sc anbr e akupt he pi c t ur ei nt ovi s ual l yi nt e r e s t i ngc hunks .To avoi dove r whe l mi ngaphot o,havej us tone s ubj e c ti naphot owe arabol dpat t e r n.I nt he r e s toft hephot o,haves mal lbur s t sof pat t e r nst odr aw t hee yet hr ought hephot o. Fori ns t anc e ,al i t t l egi r ldr e s s e di nabol d pat t e r ne ddr e s sc anl ookgr e atne xtt ohe r mot he rwhoi swe ar i ngas ubt l ypat t e r ne d s c ar f .

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LOCATI ON . . .LOCATI ON

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Asyoupl anyourphot os hootout f i t s ,ke e pt hel oc at i oni nmi nd.Youwantt hec l ot hi ng c hoi c e sandt hephot os e t t i ngt oc ompl e me nte ac hot he r ,notl ookl i ket he ydon' tmat c h. I magi neal i t t l egi r lwi t havi nt agec ot t ondr e s s ,s por t i ngpi gt ai l sandhol di ngahandf ul off l owe r ss hepi c ke dhe r s e l f .Thi swoul dl ookgr e ati name adow oraf ar ms e t t i ng. Howe ve r ,t hes amel i t t l egi r lwoul dl ookabi ts t r angei nanur banphot os e t t i ng. Youal s owantt omakes ur et hatt hec ol or sandpat t e r nsyouc hoos ef i twe l li nt he e nvi r onme ntyou' ves e l e c t e d.I fas ubj e c t ' sc l ot hi ngi st hes amec ol orast hebac kgr ound, s heorhemaybl e ndi n.I tmaybee as i e rt of i r s tc hoos et hel oc at i onf oraphot os hootand t he npl anout f i t sar oundt hatl oc at i on.I fyou' r es hoot i ngi nanar e awi t hl ot sofpat t e r ns andvi s ual l ydi s t r ac t i nge l e me nt s ,br i ght ,s ol i dc ol or smaybej us twhatyours ubj e c t s ne e dt os t andout .


DO’ S& DON’ TSTI PS& TRI CKS Avoi dout f i t st hatme ant hate ve r yonei swe ar i ngt hes amec ol ororpat t e r n.Thi s make saphot ol ookdul landout dat e d,nott ome nt i ont aki ngawayf r om yours ubj e c t s ' uni quepe r s onal i t i e sandpr e f e r e nc e s .Choos eac ol orpal e t t eandl e te ve r yonehave t he i rownt akeoni t .Thi swi l lc r e at eaphot ot hati sc oor di nat e dandc l as s ywi t hout be i ngc he e s yorove r done . Don' tc hoos ec l ot hi ngt hathasl ar gepi c t ur e s ,l abe l s ,l ogos ,orwor dsoni t .Thi sof t e n l ookst ooc as ualf oraphot os hootandde t r ac t sf r om t heove r al lf e e lofaphot o.Pe opl e whol ookatt hephot oswi l lnot i c et hel ogoonyourc hi l d' ss hi r tbe f or et he ynot i c e yourc hi l d' sbe ami ngs mi l e .Logosandgr aphi c sonc l ot hi ngc anwor ki ns omec as e s . The me dphot os hoot smayc al lf ort he s ei t e ms .I nge ne r al ,howe ve r ,t r yt os t i c kwi t h mor ec l as s i cc l ot he st hatwi l ls how s ome t hi ngot he rt hanwhatc l ot hi ngbr andsyou f avor . I fyouc hoos eas t yl i s h,mode r nl ookf oraphot os hoot ,makeyourc l ot hi ngc hoi c e s wi s e l y.Choos i ngs ome t hi ngt hati sove r l yt r e ndyanddoe s n' thaveanyc l as s i c f e at ur e swi l lmakeyourphot osl ookout of dat el ongbe f or et he yne e dt o. St ayawayf r om whi t es oc ksands ne ake r s .Ne i t he rbr i nganyt hi ngt oaphot o,and bot hc anac t ual l yde t r ac tf r om t heove r al ll ookofaphot o.I fs ne ake r sorwhi t es oc ks ar epar tofamode r nl ook,t he ymayhavet he i rpl ac e .Bet ot al l ywi l l i ngt ogobar e f oot . I fphot os ubj e c t shavej e we l r yorac c e s s or i e st he ywe aral lt het i me ,makes ur et hat t he yf i ti nwi t ht hel ookofaphot obe f or ewe ar i ngt he mi naphot o.Wat c he s ,e ar r i ngs , ne c kl ac e s ,andot he rac c e s s or i e smayne e dt ober e move df oraphot os hoot .

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What To Wear Guide, R. Delp Photography  
What To Wear Guide, R. Delp Photography  

Guide for clients on what to wear to a photo shoot.

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