Pick Colors to Contrast Skin Tone
You should always pick a shirt color that contrasts against your skin.
For instance, if you are normal caucasian guy and want people to notice how handsomely toned you look on TV then avoid choosing any cream colored or beige shirts because they’ll almost blend in with whatever outfit is underneath! Darker complexions need not worry so much either–lighten up the tone just slightly by going red instead of blue; this makes everything stand out nicely without looking too splashy.
Well, if you can’t wear white then what the heck are some other colors that will complement your skin tone and add some excitement to headshots? Believe it or not there is still lots of variety in this world. For dark-skinned people, a deep purple shirt looks great – especially with an all black outfit! Similarly for folks who have fair nicely tanned complexions; even reds/yellows work well when paired together. Against asian or latino skin tones, greens and teal usually works. These are just ideas and not strict rules.
Busy Patterns are Distracting
Nowadays, most people are interested in headshots that show off their personality. They want something professional but also fun and interesting so you stand out from the crowd! The best way to do this is by picking an outfit which has nothing distracting on it–focus should always remain on your face rather than clothes because those are what will really grab someone’s attention!!
A picture is worth 1000 words – if they’re great shots then why not let them speak volumes?
Bring extras.. of everything
Photography is an art, not just a way to get some headshots for your comp card. In fact- you should be prepared!
Bring at least two alternates so that we have options if we don’t like the way it looks on camera or… in case something spills while we’re shooting… because, things happen, but let’s hope nothing will, but if it does, we would only left gutted if we couldn’t shoot which doesn’t help anyone’s career path?
Crew Neck or V-Neck Shirts?
For men, I highly approve of solid colored V-neck shirts. However if you only bring crew neck styles to the party that’s fine too! Just don’t go too casual or too smart, this isn’t a office job headshot.
For women it’s preferred that they wear something with a bit more flair, softer lines and fabrics that are form fitting vs ridged suit style jackets and blouses, so go ahead and pick out something elegant yet still comfortable. Whatever matches your personality.