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03/15/2006 10:04:46 PM · #1
Hello All,

I have been asked to shoot some engagement photos on the beach. My clients asked what colors they should wear. I have an idea, but I would like the opinions of my DPC peers.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


03/15/2006 10:05:27 PM · #2
not red or purple....digital cameras basically suck at capturing either realistically
03/15/2006 10:06:35 PM · #3
white shirt and khaki pants ;)
03/15/2006 10:06:56 PM · #4
Not yellow either!!
03/15/2006 10:08:32 PM · #5
Originally posted by SDTodd:

white shirt and khaki pants ;)

I like where your head's at :)

Tell the guy to break out some khaki shorts, flip flops, and a white polo (preferably of the Ralph Lauren, Vineyard Vines, or J. Crew variety)

(You've probably figured out by now that I'm pretty preppy. That's what 5 years at a boys prep school will do.)

Message edited by author 2006-03-15 22:09:21.
03/15/2006 10:16:37 PM · #6
Originally posted by SDTodd:

white shirt and khaki pants ;)

Yeah. I agree here. I am doing a shoot with my friend for his engagement photos and I told them to dress casually but with the same colors. My recommendation was either white and khaki pants or white long sleeved shirts and jeans ;)

Either way, it'll look great ;) Post some phtoos when you're done ;)
03/15/2006 10:16:41 PM · #7
I agree with the white shirts and khaki pants. If they wear dark clothes, it can become difficult to get a nice exposure. (think underexposing the clothes or blowing out the sky)

I've found that some colors can cast a nasty color on the face. Red and yellow can be bad about this.

Good luck :)
03/15/2006 10:25:57 PM · #8
Plaid! Dead men don't wear it, but it will make better beach photos.

Trust me on this.

Correction: Disregard me on this.

Message edited by author 2006-03-15 22:26:08.
03/15/2006 10:40:56 PM · #9
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These are unedited, straight from the camera. I did my directors engagement pictures behind my house. Did them around 4:30 in the afternoon, and I shot about 125 pics. All came out nice with the white and khaki..
03/15/2006 10:42:05 PM · #10
Definately, for the beach, white shirt with khaki pants
03/15/2006 11:14:20 PM · #11
I'm not so excited about the khaki pants.....I'm thinking the linen pants...maybe wite or beige...pale blue shirt or white, off white...definitly sandles...kind of the Kenny Chesney Look on the beach...... yea...thats my vote
03/18/2006 02:57:36 AM · #12
Thanks for all of the great advice. The shoot is set for 4pm Saturday afternoon.

I'll post some of the images soon.

Thanks again.

03/18/2006 03:10:19 AM · #13
If they have yellow Pants and Blue shirts you wont be able to see them I doubt.
Jokes a side avoid stripes, I would go for bright joyful colours
03/19/2006 06:30:52 PM · #14
Thanks for all of the great advise. We had a lot of fun doing the shoot. The bad part is that it was extremely bright (even at 5pm) and the wind was gusting up tp 35mph. All in all, the clients were VERY pleased and I had a great time.

Here are the images I said I would post.

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Also, if anyone cares to see, I put together a video for them as well.
See Video Here

Thanks again to all.


(edit for typos)

Message edited by author 2006-03-19 18:32:56.
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