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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:50 am 
Do photographers need uniforms? or Do we just dress casually and not slobbish? I'm trying to decide weather i really need to order some polo's and get them embroidered. I will mainly be working commercially with restaurants and other types of businesses. Its going to be 150 USD to get some made so i can't decide if i can justify the cash or not. any insight to my problem? What's your opinion?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:53 am 
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Tomis wrote:
Do photographers need uniforms? or Do we just dress casually and not slobbish? I'm trying to decide weather i really need to order some polo's and get them embroidered. I will mainly be working commercially with restaurants and other types of businesses. Its going to be 150 USD to get some made so i can't decide if i can justify the cash or not. any insight to my problem? What's your opinion?


I'd go with Polo's before embroidered Polo's and both of those before suits. I think as long as you look nice, and don''t look slobish, but once you get really good, I think you can be how ever you want.

But embroidered would be very cool. Get a nice like windbreaker jacket with it to, and it sounds cool. Now I want to do this!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:47 pm 
There are articles of clothing called shooting vests which are light, water resistant vests with lots of pockets. Colleagues of mine uses them and reported that they worked well. They aren't cheap however.


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 Post subject: Re: What to wear?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:19 pm 
Tomis wrote:
Do photographers need uniforms? or Do we just dress casually and not slobbish? I'm trying to decide weather i really need to order some polo's and get them embroidered. I will mainly be working commercially with restaurants and other types of businesses. Its going to be 150 USD to get some made so i can't decide if i can justify the cash or not. any insight to my problem? What's your opinion?


take that 150 USD.

find a burlington. buy some nice pants and a bunch of shirt/tie combos.

always, always, always, always look presentable.

for my group- we have polo shirts that say "VL Photography" for the more casual events, and we wear suits to the more important events like weddings and such.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:52 pm 
'smart casual. No jeans.


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I wouldn't wear a suit when covering some event. I like sitting down, climbing things, getting in weird angles. You need comfortable clothes that can get dirty for that. Of course, clothes depend on what event you're shooting. If your shooting an engagment session, you'll wear different clothes than when you're covering the actual wedding...

I'll go back to Amsterdam's university in March to shoot the BBC Awards (click here for this year's shots by me) and I'll probably wear a suit because it's a very formal event...

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Thats pretty awesome you get to cover an event like that. How did you come across that opportunity?


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A schoolmate was one of eight finalists, her teacher (my teacher too) asked me to come along to snap some shots. The man responsible for the national finale organisation liked the shots and was happy to have them posted on the BBC Awards website. Plus, he asked me to come back next year!
Anyway, it is a very formal event, most men are dressed up nicely, and even though the hired photographer from this year came in casual clothes, it seems more appropriate to wear something that suits the event.

:idea: You could also get a fancy looking shirt embroidered with a logo and website address, instead of a polo. Get a good looking name tag to wear on your suit jacket and you still have some marketing for youself...

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