Posts tagged ‘colour’

March 28, 2011

So, show me your colour scheme . . .

What colour is your furniture?

What shades are your walls and your curtains?

If you’re looking to invest in a family portrait to hang on your wall, these are questions you need to ask yourself.

I know what you’re thinking: “what have my curtains got to do with photography?”. Well, you’re going to hang those photographs somewhere aren’t you? If you choose a location and clothes that don’t work with your decor, you’re going to get those portraits home and note, with immense frustration, that you don’t have anywhere to hang them. If you don’t hang them, you can’t enjoy them. Simple really.
Imagine that your home decor is all in autumn colours – russet reds and burnt oranges for instance. Then imagine that you all wear beautiful pastel colours, well coordinated of course, to your session. The two won’t mix well.

So, in what sort of tones is your house, or the room you want to hang your portraits in, decorated?

Once you’ve asked yourself this, and found the answer, you need to discuss the answer with your photographer.

One of the reasons I like to meet clients in their homes is that it gives me an opportunity to see their living environment. I can get a feel for their style and their decor. All this information helps me to advise them on the most suitable locations for their session and give them more tailored clothing suggestions. I can also visualise and develop a concept for their session that will work better for them. In short, it takes some guess work out of it for me, and helps me to give my clients a more satisfying result.

So, show me your colour scheme . . .

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