Best clothing for black and white photo shoot?

My photog-friend is is going to be shooting color and B&W photos of my family at a local park this summer. What would be the best colors for us to wear? I'm not a big white-clothing fan mainly because it tends to make people of average weight look huge. He says that often, black won't show any detail or definition in B&W format. What would be your advice on colors, prints and patterns when shooting in B&W? Thanks!

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  • 4 years ago

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    4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

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  • 5 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    I would stick with something really simple, no extravagant pattern, solid color shirts, or polo's would look nice. Even if your shirt is white, it won't necessarily show up as white in a B&W photo, it could show up as a gray, so it doesn't really have the same effect as making you look overweight like it does in normal photos! Good luck!

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  • 1 decade ago

    I would definitely stay away from white - on top & bottom. Jeans are good, textured fabrics are good (like corduroy). Jeans are always fine. Go with things that are going to look interesting in black & white, but are still physically flattering. Solid colors usually work fine, just remember everything will be shades of gray & some details will be less obvious in black & white.

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  • 3 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    If you all were to wear an unnatural color, like purple, it can easily be changed in photoshop. You can select that color and bring up/down intensities based on that. Maybe that would be the best if you don't know.

    I would choose something solid to wear, or simple pattern like a couple of stripes. I think smaller patterns or complex color portions could lose their impact.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Wear any clothing! The color isn't important, But I would stick with simple patterns or solids so that you photograph well! Small dots are bad...

    Dark jeans photograph black, so choose lighter blue ones if that is what you are wearing!

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