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You can have a perfect portrait. Here are some fashion tips to make it happen.
|Creating a perfect portrait takes a little
planning. Fine portraiture captures facial
expressions and mood, while clothing, accessories,
and props are secondary and shouldn't create
any distractions, Careful selection of these
will avoid dating your portraits.
||A white background will show off skin tones
best when white, ivory or pstels are
Be sure to select props that match
While the colorful pose is a great secondary portrait for a child's playroom, it may not be suitable for a "timeless" quality portrait.
"This is a 'timeless' portrait...clothing and props have been well chosen."
|With only two subjects in the portrait, it
is especially important to dress in the same
color(s) to capture their relationship.
A light suit commands attention and can add weight against a dark background."
."The busy pattern in this blouse is distracting."
With business attire a pure white shirt or blouse with a dark suit jacket will emphasize your neck rather than your face. Pastel, thin stiped, or soft patterned shirt with subtle tie is preferable. You may want to bring extra clothing and accessories "just in case", and we will help you decide if something else would coordinate better.
Expressions hold your eye.
General Fashion Tips
|As a background, the outdoors is very busy.
It is important to choose only one or two
theme colors, with your subjects wearing
shades of those colors.
"Busy background and busy clothes
result in hard to find faces."
|While blues are excellent all year, white,
ivory, khaki and salmon are great against
lush green foliage. Burgundy, brown, tan,.
and grey are nice late in the season. Avoid
all greens, as they clash with Mother Nature.
"Simplicity of two colors
helps separate family
from the scenery."
When you follow these tips and coordinate your dress from head to toe, you are well on your way to a perfect portrait!
|"Cute expressions... much more striking
because of the deep background selected
match their clothing."
|"Light suit, red tie and white shirt fight for attention."|
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