Headshot Photography FAQs, Part 1: What Should You Wear for Your Photoshoot?

October 22, 2021 studiob2

Last Updated on November 1, 2021 by studiob2

Professional headshot photography is a great, professional-looking way to get your face out there. But, it can be difficult to know exactly what you should wear for a headshot, but there are some easy tips you can follow to look your best, so that you invite your target market in with your personality and professionalism.

Stay Simple

The most important part of a headshot should always be you. Avoid wearing any clothing that is distracting from that focus. Pick simple sleeves, and do not go overboard on a fancy neckline. Stick to a clean silhouette by avoiding baggy clothing. 

Consider What Is Appropriate for Your Field

Often, it is a good idea to go a bit more formal if that is the expectation of dress in your field. Aim for something slightly nicer than you wear in your everyday work life. 

Avoid Patterns in Headshot Photography

You should choose clothing that does not have small patterns. Often, small patterns are interpreted poorly by the camera, and they can end up looking like optical illusions once printed. This particular issue does not usually occur with larger patterns, but larger patterns have their own issues. A pattern will often distract from your face and will limit the versatility of the photos. 

Choose the Right Color

Choosing a solid color is the best way to go in your headshot. The color you choose is a good way to express your personality in a relatively understated way. Certain colors may be more flattering for your coloring than others, or they may project a certain mood. Darker colors often seem more formal, while brighter colors seem energetic. If possible, you should find out what color your backdrop will be and avoid wearing the same color. 

Choose Accessories With Purpose

Accessories can be a good way to convey some personality in your headshot. That being said, avoid any jewelry or accessories that distract from your face. Simple pieces that you like are the best way to go. 

Be Comfortable

No matter what you end up wearing, it is most important that you are comfortable. If you are wearing clothing that itches or pinches you, this discomfort may show in your facial expression. A headshot is meant to be a representation of how you want to present yourself to the world, and it is unlikely that you want discomfort to be an element of that representation.

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Ready for Part 2 of Headshot Photography 101? Read it here!