How to Dress like a Photographer

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As a photographer, I’ve learned that it is important to dress to impress.  Not in a high-fashion, couture sort of way, but in a way that makes my clients feel comfortable during a photoshoot. While my dress code may change from job to job, I’ve found that there a couple of basic rules of dress that any photographer should follow.
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Wear shoes that will allow you to be on your feet for ten hours. Wearing comfortable shoes is the best style advice I can give any photographer.  You never quite know what a day of shooting might hold, so having good shoes on is a must.  I’d recommend something with a nice cushioned sole and some ankle support, like these  Nikes or these  Superga.
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Always dress to blend in to the event.  You would never want to be noticed for inappropriate attire at a wedding or corporate event. Wearing dark colours is always a good idea. Blacks and greys will keep you from sticking out while still looking great. Try throw on a sleek black leather jacket to complete your photographer ensemble.
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Be aware of your needs and always wear something comfortable. Try finding a pair of comfortable black trousers that will allow you to move into some of those awkward photographer positions. You should never feel restricted by what you are wearing while shooting.
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A good camera bag is one of the best investments you can make. Since I live in New York City, I have to keep a low-profile, functional camera bag.  This camera bag is able to hold a few different lenses and accessories, without being too bulky or flashy. I’d also recommend investing in a camera backpack. For those longer days, you want to make sure that you can distribute the weight of what you are carrying.

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