There are a few do’s and don’ts, which if you know them can help you look your best the next time you have your photo taken.
When you are having a head and shoulders photo made the photo is suppose to be about the person and not the clothes. I doubt seriously a clothing manufacturer wants a headshot of the model to sell their shirts—they want to see the clothing predominately.
The reverse of this is what will help you look your best—the photo is about you and not your clothes and/or jewelry. So here are a few guidelines about how to keep the attention on you and not the clothes.
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Solid Colors—Avoid Patterns
Keeps the viewer from looking first at the clothing due to the design over the face
Darker clothing is preferable
Your eye will go to the lighter area of the photo, which will be the eyes. White shirts are difficult for printers to hold together and makes your head look like it is floating on the page without a shirt sometimes.
|Example of Solid Color|
On the web and television you will get a moiré effect.
Classic over trendy clothing
The classic look tend to stay fresh looking without going out of date as quickly as some of the fashion trends of the day and makes the photo look more current longer.
Simple or no Jewelry
One strand of pearls and matching earrings verses pendants and large earrings help keep the attention on you.
|White Clothing & Jewelry|
As you plan for portraits in the future it is always best to follow these guidelines and always bring two or more outfits to change into. If you are part of the executive team of the company you want to look your best so the company will benefit. Having a few different portraits with different outfits to pick from gives you the ability to choose the best option—and this is what most executives do each day—make choices.
|Moiré Effect from Herringbone Jacket|