Dress like a photographer.

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  1. DrongoPhoto

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    I booked a gig for a retail store grand opening in Los Angeles and the guy told me to "dress like a photographer." It's not a fashion boutique, more like a bookstore, so I thought I would take a quick poll of the experts.

    What does "dress like a photographer" mean to you? All black with a fanny pack and a vest?
     
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    Cargo pants and photo vest.

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    No silly,...a T Shirt Tuxedo.
     
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    Other than nature photographers (they all dress the same, have the same hair, same beard, etc) - I don't think there's a uniform, lol.

    I can't find a picture... But I'm sure you've seen one before... Khaki (or olive drab) cargo pants, tucked-in and buttoned-up flannel shirt (sleeves might be rolled up), full beard, and maybe a surplus field jacket from the army/navy store - depending on the time of the year. Oh yeah - medium-to-longish length, unkempt hair.
     
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    I have no idea what that means, but I always dress to fit in with the rest of the crowd which makes it easier to take photos without being noticed and to get natural expressions as opposed to pasted or stiff smiles. I have by the way actually done photography while wearing a tux.

    skieur
     
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    sadly whilst I had the hair and the beard was getting there each time I head home someone sends me out on the mission to be trimmed into something "respectable".



    AS for the topic - I think they simply mean that they want you to look like you belong as their photographer and not just a guy in a suit with a camera (so common). They want to know you are the photographer - a general pocketed or photographers vest along with bits of gear and an iconic hat should do the trick
     
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    Have we met?


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    You forgot the remaining criteria. Smokes like a chimney, drinks like a fish and cusses like a sailor. :lol:
     
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    You're askin' the wrong people! :lmao:

    Ask the guy paying for you to be there. :thumbup:
     
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    Oh yeah. I thought that was implied, lol. :lmao:

    Oh, you just reminded me - they are usually photographed holding or standing near a camera. :lol:
     

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