Another way you can help your subject look their best in their portrait is to position them. What are some posing techniques and things to consider when positioning your subject before you are a shot? In this movie, author Levi Sim talks through how to pose your subject so they look their best in their portrait.
- Let's discuss a few ways to help people look best…in just about any portrait.…This isn't a full class on posing.…You should refer to the library to find more posing classes.…But these simple principles will get you started…in just about any portrait situation.…So first of all, what I'd have Kristy do is turn her body…away from the light.…We generally don't want to have shoulders…really square to the camera.…Would you square up for us real quick.…When we square up, we're showing our entire body…toward the camera and it looks bigger and few people…want to look bigger.…
Maybe some football players or something,…but in this case, let's turn most people away…from the light and then we'll bring their faces…back toward the light.…There you go.…And so the simple contrast in twisting their body…and their face helps us to present ourselves a little bit…more slimly toward the camera.…We look, generally, skinnier when we position…ourselves this way.…And I'd make a picture right here.…And then I'd also do some facing the other direction,…
- Finding a good spot to make a portrait
- Making great light for a portrait in practically any situation
- What camera settings to use for portraits
- What accessories make portraiture better
- How to talk to help people feel comfortable in a portrait