What To Wear

Group photos are an important way to document relationships. Whether it is a relationship between a couple, family, or larger group, similar rules apply for getting the best photo results.

1. COORDINATE—DON’T MATCH

Current trends have left behind the group photo where everyone was wearing the exact same thing (i.e. blue jeans and a white shirt) and changed
to a coordination mentality. This means that you may have a few colors in your color scheme and
the group chooses their clothing based on those colors. This method allows for more creativity and individuality. For a family photo, mom may want tochoose what she is wearing first and ask the rest ofthe group to coordinate around those colors.

2. AVOID SMALL PRINTS & LOTS OF WHITE

Small, tight prints and stripes do not photograph

well. The camera reads them and creates it’s own unique pattern called “moire” and it isn’t desireable.

Lots of pure white is also best to avoid. Pure white is difficult to expose for and can distract from thepeople in the image.

3. MINIMIZE ACCESSORIES

With more people taking the spotlight, this rule is even more important. Too many accessories will take away the spotlight from the group and relationship being photographed.

4. SAY “NO” TO BRAND LOGO T-SHIRTS

It is possible that this is more a personal preferencethan a rule. Logo t-shirts are fine for everyday, butthey will quickly date a photo and will distract from the subject and relationships.

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