Choose your clothing carefully, color and style that allows the face to dominate a portrait, with all other elements being secondary. Choose colors for the background, if it is going to be an outdoor portrait consider the location the colors and textures that you will be posing with. You don’t want to choose a green outfit if you are going to have foliage as a background. For the headshot you will want colors that photograph best for the yearbook portrait and other close-up poses are medium to dark tones of green, brown, rust, wine, or blue. Darker shades are more slimming.