I’m afraid this advice is mostly for fellow female photogs. There are quite a few things you may have never considered when dressing to shoot a wedding or a portrait session. Here are some of my fashion dos & donts:
- Don’t wear a skirt/dress unless you charged extra for a peep show
- Do wear jeans/trousers. Your knees will thank you.
- I’m a skinny jeans girl. But tearing my jeans by crouching down a billion times in an hour isn’t favourable. Try to wear relaxed trousers, not tight ones.
- Don’t wear bangles to shoot a wedding. Every time you move your arm, you’ll draw attention to yourself.
- Don’t wear cheap shoes. Crouching down on the balls of your feet will totally split the sole wide open. Try for something from Clarks (in the UK) or Aerosoles (In America) with flexible soles.
- Pockets are so valuable for a photographer. When I buy cardigans, I always make sure they have a pocket. This way, you can drop in your lens cap, spare battery, etc.
- If you’re a makeup wearer, your makeup repertoire should be different for a long day of shooting.
- You probably won’t find it easy wearing sunglasses while looking through a viewfinder. And even if it’s not your style, consider a hat for outdoors shooting in impossibly bright locations.
- No matter the heat, cover up for sun protection and try to avoid sunscreen on areas of your body which will come in contact with your camera or it’s strap
That’s all I can think of for now. Anyone else have tips for a photographer’s wardrobe?