A camera picks up every wrinkle and these aren't easy to remove in post-production. Make good friends with your iron and stay away from the likes of linen.
Highly reflective materials like sequins are hard to photograph—creating unflattering patches of contrast where they shouldn't be.
See-through clothing may show unwanted bra-straps, particularly when flash is used. Be sure to double check in the mirror or pop a jacket on over the top.
Understandably, many of us feel nervous when faced with a camera; to avoid sweating, choose light fabrics in breathable materials.
SAY NO TO:
SEQUINS | RHINESTONES (probably not high on your list!) | METALLICS OR SPARKLY FABRICS | SATIN | TWEED | LINEN | ANYTHING SCRATCHY OR UNCOMFORTABLE
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Leigh is a London based environmental photographer, specialising in personal branding shoots and corporate headshots. No stuffy studios, just professional portraits for modern entrepreneurs.