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Dec 07, 2010 15:19 |  #1

I saw a survey quite a while ago which ranked the top five occupations with the worst dresscode.

Photography took the number one place. And honestly after watching some of the forum pics and just photographers in general that doesn't surprise me. Hawaii shirts and "booney" hats doesn't suit everybody...

Which is why I started this thread! Post a pic or give us a written account of how you dress when you are out on a gig or just taking photos for pleasure!

I will start with one of my less flattering outfits, this was during my yearly trip to Budapest.(Half hungarian) It was 37 celcius and midsummer. Camel photo vest. Oakley t-shirt. Lee jeans. And low-pro backpack. And kit lens:o ...


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Dec 07, 2010 22:53 |  #2

The vast majority of photographers cannot dress. Look no further than this forum for evidence.

I dress for the life I want to be living, not the situation I'm currently stuck in. High-end business casual (not because I want to be a business man, but I want to make money like a good one) for every shoot where I'm interacting with a paying client or model that I did not hire.


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Dec 08, 2010 23:07 |  #3

depends what your shooting..

and the event.




  
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Dec 09, 2010 02:11 |  #4

I don't shoot for dough, so I just wear what I already had on + my camera bag.

I gotta admit, I seriously laugh whenever I see someone in a cotton carrier with 2-3 bodies. (sorry:lol:)


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Dec 09, 2010 11:35 |  #5

Yeah it's pretty kooky looking if you ask me.


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Dec 09, 2010 11:50 as a reply to  @ mikekelley's post |  #6

Since I shoot car racing I dress in whatever feels comfortable - that usually means jeans and a T-shirt in summer, topped off with the (mandatory) neon green photo bib.

I would get seriously funny looks from other photographers and spectators if I'd go traipsing in the woods in a silk top, short skirt and high heels...




  
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Dec 09, 2010 13:30 as a reply to  @ Tessa's post |  #7

Nice? :P Since I'm only 18, I try and dress "older" when I am shooting clients. Nice pants(heh, jeans? :P I need dress slacks) a nice button up top or just a nice blouse. Something professional, but also comfortable.
When I'm interning, something slightly more casual. Maybe nice jeans and just nice top.(Unless its an event... like homecoming or that fancy dinner I shot for my 'boss'. haha)

And baseball...well. Whatever I feel comfortable in. Often on those nice hot day games it was shorts, a tanktop/shortsleve shirt and flip flops. On occasion I wore a summer skirt - but found it had to be cut JUST right...or else the winds picks up the already flowy skirt and well... I'm in a dugout with 15-25 young men. :P 'Nough said.


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Dec 09, 2010 13:43 |  #8
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I'm going to go with number 1 should be rap artists.


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Dec 09, 2010 14:48 |  #9

I recently had the exciting opportunity to photograph the Los Angeles Auto Show during the press days prior to the public show. The photographers were easy to pick out of the crowd as they were the only ones not in suits. Some had dressed down to olive colored cargo pants. I don't think I was the best dressed person there, but I wasn't in cargo pants.


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Dec 09, 2010 15:17 |  #10

Tessa wrote in post #11422976 (external link)
Since I shoot car racing I dress in whatever feels comfortable - that usually means jeans and a T-shirt in summer, topped off with the (mandatory) neon green photo bib.

I would get seriously funny looks from other photographers and spectators if I'd go traipsing in the woods in a silk top, short skirt and high heels...

I know what you mean ,I got funny looks when I wore that :o !

For basketball games , airshows , and other sports related , it's usually a sweatshirt or t-shirt and jeans . Shorts in the summer .


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Dec 10, 2010 04:32 |  #11

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I know what you mean ,I got funny looks when I wore that :o !

Exactly! Not nice, right? ;)




  
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Dec 10, 2010 23:57 |  #12

If I'm the one holding the camera, why should I care what I look like?


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Dec 11, 2010 00:10 |  #13

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If I'm the one holding the camera, why should I care what I look like?

I wish this wasn't so, but people judge. Everyone does. If you're working in a professional setting, dress professional - but if it's a casual setting, it doesn't matter so much, obviously.


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Dec 13, 2010 05:30 |  #14

Generally a shirt and trousers - but I don't wear anything else outside of the house...
Actually, maybe a Polo-Shirt :)

But that's me...


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Dec 13, 2010 05:56 |  #15

Tessa wrote in post #11422976 (external link)
Since I shoot car racing I dress in whatever feels comfortable - that usually means jeans and a T-shirt in summer, topped off with the (mandatory) neon green photo bib.

Same here - I dress for whatever weather conditions get thrown my way, only the colour of the vest depends on what the organisers throw at me - blue, day-glo green, white, day-glo pink (it's such a good look), day-glo orange and even black - that's right, BLACK.
How that rates as Hi-Vis, I'll never work out.
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Disclaimer...I had nothing to do with it's creation.
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Tessa wrote in post #11422976 (external link)
I would get seriously funny looks from other photographers and spectators if I'd go traipsing in the woods in a silk top, short skirt and high heels...

Now that, I'd LIKE to see.
Probably get a few wolf whistles...hahaha
Can just hear the comments now
"Hey, check out the grid girl with that big camera"
hahahahaha
Sorry Tessa, couldn't let that one go.


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