First off, more is always better; it's helpful for us as judges if we can say "I'd like to see a closeup of the waist" and then be able to open the album and see that you have a closeup of the waist.
These are things I'd say are a must have:
- One full frontal
-One closeup of any bonus element (i.e. round two, this would have been the unusual material)
- One in-progress shot, as defined by the rules
These aren't necessarily Must Haves, but they are Strongly Encouraged, and a great thing to add for the final review. They can really help highlight your design and skill for the judges, *and* the public vote, even acting as deciding factors:
-One full shot of the back
-One full shot from one or both of the sides.
- One close up shot of each detail you want the judges to see
(beading, embroidery, handmade accessories)
-Closeups of parts that might be covered by other pieces in the photo. (No point in working hard on that faux fly, for example, if it's covered by the t-shirt.)
-One shot in different lighting. It can make a real impact on the colors.
- One scrap shot
(And, the above might be must-haves for future PDR competitions, so you might consider developing the habit, now.)
These are more optional. Feeling ambitious? It might help to have these:
-closeups of any difficult elements
-closeups of any elements requiring precision
-closeups of any unique or subtle details (contrasting thread)
-closeups of your print patterns or textures
-closeups of any special techniques (embroidery)
-multiple photos of the outfit in varying light or environtments
On the other hand, we don't need gratuitous dolly photos; this is not a competition for the models too. This includes:
-Headshots, particularly if there's not an accessory in the hair.
-Shots of accessories that you did not make
-"Artistic" angles can sometimes be confusing, and actually highlight odd fit issues.