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photo:portraiture [2017/09/10 20:37]
gary1 [portraiture]
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gary1 [A suggested framework for studio portraits:]
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     *direct the subject maintaining your eye contact so they don't lose position, but use directions from the subject'​s perspective (ie. more YOUR right hand) supported by your hand gestures to explain which way you want them to tilt     *direct the subject maintaining your eye contact so they don't lose position, but use directions from the subject'​s perspective (ie. more YOUR right hand) supported by your hand gestures to explain which way you want them to tilt
     *obtain the expression you want from the subject by asking them to think of the emotion or a scenario that will give that expression, try getting them to interact with an imaginary person for example ​     *obtain the expression you want from the subject by asking them to think of the emotion or a scenario that will give that expression, try getting them to interact with an imaginary person for example ​
 +      * **avoid forced smiles - tips for more natural smiles:**
 +          * don't say cheese, say money
 +          * close eyes, take a breathe then open eyes, relax face and jaw muscles or blow air then smile
 +          * think of something happy or imagine they like the photographer
 +          * shake head or look down then back up at camera
 +          * crack a joke
   - Don't feel stressed out when you can't get the shot that you had envisioned in your head all day, go with the flow. If you are stressed out, your subject might start to think it is their fault. Some of the best portraits are complete accidents. Consider having the model pose in a very relaxed manner even if the position of arms, legs, etc are not aesthetic, if the model is relaxed you can go for a tight head shot which may just give you a great shot that forced poses don't give you, and then you can move on with more confidence. One of the keys to successful portraits is the photographer conveying confidence - after all, the model tends to mirror the photographer. If you are getting stiff expressions,​ try the technique of getting the model to look away then when you are ready, to turn head and look back towards the camera with the attempted expression.   - Don't feel stressed out when you can't get the shot that you had envisioned in your head all day, go with the flow. If you are stressed out, your subject might start to think it is their fault. Some of the best portraits are complete accidents. Consider having the model pose in a very relaxed manner even if the position of arms, legs, etc are not aesthetic, if the model is relaxed you can go for a tight head shot which may just give you a great shot that forced poses don't give you, and then you can move on with more confidence. One of the keys to successful portraits is the photographer conveying confidence - after all, the model tends to mirror the photographer. If you are getting stiff expressions,​ try the technique of getting the model to look away then when you are ready, to turn head and look back towards the camera with the attempted expression.
  
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