How To Photograph People
How To Photograph People
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Hi. I am Nick Wood I am a freelance photographer and also run on show opening photography times. Today I like to share with you great tips and advice on how to produce some stunning photographs.
When I am going to talk about how to photograph people I am sure you have tried to yourself to take photographs of people many times and only with racks results is a few basic tips that you can use when trying to photograph people just to improve the results that you get. We will start up by getting your people to stand a little bit better, a little bit more flattering if you like. Rather than standing straight on take your subject just a turn a 45 degrees to way you are standing and already that give some more animated expression.
It's always also great if we get a little bit of separation between the arms and the body, so I mean just put your arms on to your hips. It's only with ladies that's will only appreciate this tip suddenly if they were in clothing that uniform in terms of texture and colour we now get that separation and just helps to take a few panorama. If you are going to shoot in a studio get your lighting at 45 degrees to the subject it creates a little bit of contrast on the face a bit more three dimensional and really brings out the character of the individual.
You cannot able shoot in a studio than if its's a dark cold day you might one to use window light get your subject to stand just in front of the window you might also want to use a reflector just to bring a little bit more light on to the subject. With a reflector you just hold this underneath the subject this can give a nice glow back on the face. As a photographer I always feel that you want to shoot outside we have so much light available to us that we can great results we need to better slick the right type of light to shoot at so when shooting outside try to look for an area where you can reduce overhead light only a little bit of shade over the top, some consistent light will yield the best results.
When shooting outdoors sun can create many problems for us as photographers the most common one and the one that you subject to probably light at least is that we can start getting very dark eyes, little shadows underneath and nose and underneath near chin. In that situation what we try to do is to eliminate over headlight it might either we can shoot underneath the tree not too far back or you lose to much light throughout the shoot. It may be that there are some sorts of canopy that you can erect to just stand underneath by illuminating over headlight we get a nice even this across the face in terms of the portraits that we are trying to take and a much more flattering result another suggestions that I will give would also be to try the fill the frame when taking a portrait.
Often I see portrait being taken with a subject themselves become to smaller part of the composition its's get a much more flattering portrait zooming that little bit more, fill the frame and make the subject much more obvious within the image. Getting a subject to look straight into the camera obviously gives one type of portraits but it often however for a little bit more impact you might want your subject to look away from the camera. One very good technique is to get your subject to look into space, look away from the camera and then when you compose your shot you can have your subject looking and dreaming into the distance, getting your subject to look away from the camera is a great technique will often use this when working with children or if we are using a portraits or some sort of project or publication for example the children is very nice to create a thank you card for an aunty or an uncle and you can have lots of space they are looking into fruit with some words that you compose on your computer.
So, in summary to get right portraits that your subjects to pose correctly get the lighting correctly even and fill the frame with the subject.