Photos are often used to judge our success or social status. We do this all the time without even realizing it but have you ever wondered how much of an effect the photo has on people’s perceptions? Not just what you wear in your photos makes an impression. It’s also about where you take them and what you do in them. In this article, I’ll share some simple tips to look rich in photos.
- Color Coordination
Color coordination can often make a big difference in your images. The easiest and most effective way to do this is to wear items from the same color family. If you have nothing else, a pair of trousers and a shirt from the same color family will go a long way in making you look rich in photos.
Everyone looks good in black, gray, or navy-blue suits or blazers; they are versatile. They also look good in almost any color, so it won’t matter if you only own one jacket.
White collared shirt – Again, super versatile and goes with most colors. Tuck it under the jacket or tie it to show off more color!
For shoes, you can go with nearly any color as they are rarely seen in photos (unless a point of focus), so this is usually a good place if you want to mix things up a bit—for example, purple boots with blue trousers or a bow tie. Whatever you decide, don’t wear the same color of shoes as your trousers or jacket.
- Stay Away from Large Logos
Logos are a great way of identifying brands and are often used to display who made your clothes. There is usually nothing wrong with this, as it lets us know who we can get more of the items from later and also reminds us if we already have them. The problem comes when you start wearing large logos in every photo, particularly on your head or shoulders. This can make you look like a walking billboard and cheapen your image. If you want to wear a logo and want people to know what it is, just put it on a shirt or a bright-colored tie that is only visible in one good photo.
- Ensure That the Clothes Fit Perfectly
Much like color coordination, taking care of your clothing and ensuring they are the right size will make a big difference. Improper fit does not only restrict your movements, but they look bad too. Anything restricting movement can look awkward, particularly if you wear something tight like a suit or dress shirt.
If you buy new clothes, it is important to get fitted in a shop as this is the only way to find out what clothes to buy and avoid buying something too small or too large. Ensure that everything fits appropriately before leaving the shop for formal or everyday wear.
- Include Accessories
Accessories are the key to making a good image. Think of your clothes as clothes if you have nothing else to wear, rather than creating an image. While everything you wear is essential, most successful people in business tend to emphasize their accessories in their photos, which is a big part of why people need to look rich when they take photos.
The most important accessory is your tie, but you can achieve more impact with a pocket square or hat. These accessories make a big difference in how people perceive you, so it’s essential to experiment with them and see what works best for you.
- Photo Editing
This is perhaps the essential thing people looking for ways to look rich in photos should do. Editing your photos will make a massive difference to the appearance of your images. All types of editing software can be found online, but I recommend browsing through Photoshop and Lightroom, which are free and widely used in photography labs. These programs will allow you to edit and manipulate your images, giving them a more professional look that you cannot achieve otherwise. These programs also allow you to save them back as JPEGs or RAW images, which is helpful if you want to send them over email or put them on a website without having them altered further.
There is no shortcut to looking rich in photos; it’s just taking the time and effort to ensure you are looking sharp. Whether you don a suit for an important business meeting or heading out for the night with your friends, ensure that you always look your best.
Looking good in photos is never really about what you wear but how much effort you put into taking the photo and editing it afterward.
Ultimately, it’s all about looking rich; taking the time to look your best in photos will pay off when raising your profile for business purposes.