masks that don't muffle your voice
Pros: Reusable, professional looking and good looking, easy to breath while dry, good wire, nice elastic bands for ears, little viewfinder fog, Cons: Single use, muffles the voice, harder to breath while wet. It also fogs the viewfinder up when shooting inside. Pros: Professional looking, easy to breathe, cool, great wire, nice elastic bands, little viewfinder fog, hardly muffles the voice, Cons: Single use, too common, color doesn’t fit my style, the amount of air makes it feel less safe than some of the other masks. ・ When you want to say something you don't want other people to hear! The neck gaiter just doesn’t look professional to me. This is the first mask I bought. claustrophobic. It does have giant rubber bands that go around the back of your head, which are uncomfortable. A lot of my friends with beards have mentioned that they feel like masks look ridiculous on them. The one I have is kind of thick so its hard to speak over the music, with the mask on, while social distancing. Find something that fits your style and keeps you as safe as possible. It fits really tight over your face, and it is uncomfortable. Pros: Cool, breathable, cool looking, hardly muffles the voice, no ear irritation, Cons: Not professional looking, no wire for your nose, fogs the viewfinder, doesn’t feel safe. Aesthetically, this mask looks like it goes with scrubs not with a suit and tie. It doesn’t have a wire for the nose. Just take care of yourself and your clients as best you can. More air travel means possibly more exposure for both yourself and your clients, so it’s a tradeoff. In an industry that relies on human contact, masks conceal expressions, muffle speech and create misunderstandings. Cons: Incredibly hot, not professional looking, no wire for your nose, fogs the viewfinder, doesn’t feel safe, uncomfortable to wear when tied tight and easy to slip down when tied loose, harder to breath while wet. No matter what mask you wear, it will get uncomfortable and you will want a break. I was clearly audible the whole time I was wearing the neck gaiter. And they certainly don't keep you from making a good impression. If you already have a favorite mask, then just scroll past everything else I wrote to get to the tips section. We read on NPR about how pantyhose when paired with a cloth mask or surgical mask could make them safer and help them block more airborne particles. “Masks, particularly N95 masks, muffle a speaker's voice, making communication even more difficult. I wanted mask that looked professional and felt comfortable. I just couldn’t though. If you already have a favorite mask, then just scroll past everything else I wrote to get the tips section. These types of masks aren’t available on Amazon anymore, because they’re reserved for medical facilities. If you’re a photographer who has to work or is choosing to work during the COVID-19 pandemic, then you’ve probably been looking for a good mask. Plan for it. I purchased this because I recently saw a lot of lifeguards wearing these cooling neck gaiters while working. Don't wear clear masks unless it's necessary. Somehow even though the fabric feels cool like the retro floral mask, it still holds a ton of heat. This wasn’t as hot as the bandana, but it was by far the worst mask I tried. Nurses, doctors, dentists, and orthodontists all come to mind when I see this mask. It doesn’t fit tight against the face unless you tie the ear loops tight, since it doesn’t have elastic. It’s rougher than the cotton mask. Medical face masks (polypropylene and N95) perform well acoustically. I recommend bringing two of these to an event so you can swap them out if one gets wet. Also, while it’s great that the mask is easily recognizable, the sterile blue doesn’t really fit my aesthetic on a wedding day. This mask is my favorite that I tested. It doesn’t have elastic ear loops. Don’t … A big problem while shooting with a mask on is that your breath comes out the top of the mask and fogs up the viewfinder of your DSLR. That’s possibly because it’s a cotton bandana that isn’t being pulled tight against your nose, cheeks, and chin by elastic ear bands. It gets worse when you sweat and the material gets wet. Any mask recommendations that don't muffle your voice as much? I don’t have a beard. Also, it didn’t have a wire for my nose so there’s just gaps on either side of my nose, which meant it didn’t fair well in the test of seeing whether or not it fogged up my viewfinder. That said, it was a lot more comfortable to breath in than most masks. The little bit of moisture this got from my sweat and breath made it really uncomfortable while breathing hard. I chose Happy Masks because of the amazing lab-tested technology behind them. I wanted mask that looked professional and felt comfortable. Your beard can tuck into or hide behind those. Depending on how tight you tie the bandana, it is either uncomfortable around your face or constantly slipping off and needing to be retied. People who don’t use the viewfinder won’t struggle with this, but it’s very frustrating when you’re trying to capture things inside a church or venue with air conditioning. Which might be awesome in the winter, but where I live it’s really hot outside right now. I wanted something black to fit my aesthetic on a wedding day and this hits the mark. Other than the fabric, the place where this masks fails the most when compared to the floral mask is that the wire just isn’t long enough. I liked this mask because it was by far the easiest mask to breathe in while shooting. 2.8 out of 5 stars 14. In English, these are the sounds of consonants like ss and th, which help distinguish one word from the next. You can’t donate used masks, but you can wear them again and write about them. It was great at not muffling my voice though. It has a good wire on top that is long enough to allow you to form the mask to fit your nose, but not over your cheek bones. Also, the other positive is that the bandana isn’t a cloth neck gaiter. I understand it’s my favorite largely because I like the way it looks and the fact that it’s reusable. I highly recommend these masks to everyone!" I’ve worn this mask quite a bit and never had any trouble with irritation. The elastic bands for the ear loops fit my head well and didn’t irritate my ears while wearing this mask. As a former lifeguard myself, I know lifeguards prefer to wear things that keep them cool, so I figured it was worth trying out. It doesn’t look professional and it doesn’t work well, but at least it reminds me of one of my favorite television programs. Face masks attenuate high-frequency speech sounds enough to affect hearing, but the acoustic effect is mild enough that the loss of visual cues might be a larger problem. You don’t want to be always tugging or adjusting your mask, of course, as that will make it Masks that are really well fitted to your face or have a good flexible nose bridge usually stay in place better than looser masks. Obviously safety is first but if there is anything I can do to make it easier that would be helpful. Hushme is a personal acoustic device that will help you protect speech privacy and reduce noise pollution when speaking on the phone in open space environments. Just take care of yourself and your clients as best you can. The fabric feels like it’s going into your nose and mouth when you breath hard. The mask holds that scent inside, and it’ll overpower you when you put the mask back on your face. Because I didn’t like the way it felt. I know this is a bit vain, but my aesthetic is part of my brand. Your email address will not be published. It barely fit over my nose, and it isn’t centered. Which is a cool look, but just not a super professional look in my opinion. Hence this being included here. Probably the second most comfortable after the disposable mask. You will need to plug in some filters. I plan to pick up a cloth neck gaiter for the winter, because I just love the look of them so much. The mask doesn’t have uncomfortable ear loops, if that’s a concern. There’s no wire around the nose so it fogs up the viewfinder quite a bit. Still, they are the new form of expression, giving you a way to be creative and send a message, and whether solid-colored or patterned, there is still a right and safe way to wear them. Or a black mask because something about wearing black seems professional to me (a guy who wears a black suit to almost every wedding he shoots). That said, it was a lot more comfortable to breath in than most masks. Professionals who are trying to keep us safe while we’re in their offices, which is something I wouldn’t mind having my clients think too. So I decided to try out different masks to get a better idea of which types of masks are the best masks for photographers to use during the coronavirus pandemic. I also wore all the masks indoors while shooting in air conditioning. I don’t like to shout and I don’t want to shout, so a mask that doesn’t muffle my voice is a must. Just make sure to find something light weight if you’re shooting outside this summer, because the added heat on your face is a lot to handle. It’s hard to give instruction to your clients when they can barely hear you. It’s only meant to be worn once. Little did I know when I started, that it’s actually pretty decent when compared to the rest of these masks. Pros: Reminds me of Schitt’s Creek which brings joy to my life, Cons: Basically everything else… don’t buy novelty masks for work. To see more of their work, check out their website or give them a follow on Instagram and Facebook. Probably the second most comfortable after the disposable mask. I don’t like to shout and I don’t want to shout, so a mask that doesn’t muffle my voice is a must. It doesn’t feel breathable. Other than the worry that it wasn’t doing a great job at keeping me from spreading germs, I was also worried about the professional aspect. I was really hoping one of these could be my new look for weddings. I wanted to love this mask so much. ・ On nights when you're in a bad mood!! Professionals who are trying to keep us safe while we’re in their offices, which is something I wouldn’t mind having my clients think too. I wanted to love the bandana almost as much as I wanted to love the cooling neck gaiter. There’s no wire around the nose so it fogs up the viewfinder quite a bit. Pros: Reusable, professional looking and good looking, easy to breath while dry, good wire, nice elastic bands for ears, Cons: Single use, muffles the voice, harder to breath while wet, more viewfinder fog than the first two masks. What that means is that when you’re breathing hard more of the fabric feels like it’s going up your nose or into your mouth. The cloth used in this mask is a synthetic blend. Also, the wire around the nose mostly kept the viewfinder of my DSLR from fogging up while inside, but it wasn’t as good as the disposable mask. If you’re just shooting a few weddings, then I think the superior functionality of the disposable mask trumps the superior form of this reusable mask. It looks a lot better than people letting a mask with ear loops dangle off one ear when they’re socially distance (or even worse, pulling the mask down and under their chin so it’s still attached to their ears and it ends up looking like a weird beard).