Styling is an essential skill in any photographer’s toolkit and I would like to give you a few tips for getting the most out of your surroundings:
Keep in simple (from outfits to patterns);
Get rid of any logos (unless it’s a shoot for that brand I mean);
Develop a concept (the more inspiration and visual resources you can gather, the easier it will be to pinpoint exactly what you want);
Communicate clearly (you should have a clear idea of what everyone will wear well before the day of the shoot, although you can always play around on set with new ideas);
Mind the details (keep everything clean and simple in the beginning, so you can add accessories and accents as the shoot progresses).
Experiment and get creative, but keep your styling subtle and simple so your photos have a long shelf life!
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