With every subsequent shot, I ask myself: “How can I make this photo better than the last one?” Change lighting? My angle to the subject? Composition? Posing?
Posing takes everything else out of the equation. It doesn’t matter what kind of camera you’re shooting with - #canondslr; #sonymirrorless; an #iphone5 or an #iphone11pro; a #polaroid. Posing doesn’t depend on camera. (It *does* depend on lens, but let’s table that for a moment). Here’s an example of how I refine posing from shot to shot:
I was photographing the mom of the groom. She’s a beautiful woman, with a very flattering dress. I LOVE this dress. The sleeves break up her arms & make them look more slender. The folds in the fabric & big silver embroidered detail are very flattering to the midsection. I’ve done several subtle things here. I’ve moved her arm slightly away from her body, to create space & show her waist. I also used the clutch to cover up more of her midsection (I probably could have brought it in even more). I also had her bring one foot back, shifting her weight away from the camera and creating a narrowing effect in her lower body. It’s not 100%, but these are big, important posing cues. She’s also not a mannequin, & sometimes overposing can really make people uncomfortable. You have to feel it out. Anyway, I’m pretty happy with how I captured her in this shot. But already as I’m shooting I know I can do better. So in the next shot with her son, the groom, I change my angle. Nothing about her pose has changed. But now, the groom is closer to camera & therefore mom looks *relatively* smaller. (Remember whatever’s closest to the camera looks larger). Also, notice that his body, simply b/c of the camera angle, is now covering up a substantial portion of her body. This makes her look even more slender.
P.s. Family formal photos are NOT an afterthought! They are critical. Do them right!
“JPVisuals... It isn’t just a brand. It isn’t just a name. It’s a definition. It’s the explanation of what makes Jaylen Poland (Me) who I am. I’m a visual artist, here to bring your words, thoughts, etc., to a creative concept in which can be displayed for others to learn just that much about you. I shoot to advertise. I shoot to display. I shoot to inspire..”
به سرمای زمستان نیز گُر میگیرم از مستی
که شولاها به تن از پیچههای تاک دارم من
خزان فصل سبکباری است نه هنگام عریانی
از اینرو پیش تاراجش سری بیباک دارم من
زمستان چلهی خلوت نشینی با گل برف است
نپنداری که بیحکمت سری در لاک دارم من
کانال تلگرامی،حسین پورحسن