Often associated with armed forces, the color known as olive gets a bad rap. It’s often referred to as olive drab.
I can certainly understand how a compulsory wardrobe color choice can become tedious. On the other hand, I’m a fan of function over form.
In the real world, this color can be very flattering. My subject’s attire is a prime example.
We were working on a warm summer morning in St. Charles, Missouri on a day that was better suited to shorts and tank tops than to jackets.
As we were selecting the wardrobe for the session, I noticed an olive jacket at the bottom of the pile. I promised that I’d work fast if she would wear it for just a few frames.
Five minutes later, I had something that exceeded my expectations.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.