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Posing & Shooting Flaws

Lesson 7 from: FAST CLASS: Posing 101

Lindsay Adler

Posing & Shooting Flaws

Lesson 7 from: FAST CLASS: Posing 101

Lindsay Adler

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7. Posing & Shooting Flaws

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Posing & Shooting Flaws

photographing and shooting flaws. I don't say, like, What don't you like about yourself? I would usually say Okay, I usually say like, you know So what's your favorite feature? I love your eyes to see what they say typically like if they have a problem error they don't like, they'll be like It's not my nose. Oh, I know. Ah, bald head or a large forehead? Okay, so here are my tips for reducing these laws. Use imposing and camera angle. So the 1st 1 if you are photographing, let's say, a woman with a large forehead. OK, if she is sitting and leaning towards camera and looking up at you, the closest thing to the camera is her large forehead. So typically you want to shoot eye level or below with those individuals, and the same thing is obviously going to be true with a bald head. Um, also, you want to shoot a slightly longer lens because if you have even, like even just a little bit wider, it still will distort on the edges. And so if somebody's forehead is near the top of the frame, it w...

ill make it look a little longer. So in this case even like even in 85. At that point, it might just look a little wider atop so for someone with a really large forehead, if I want to be able to shoot at a little higher angle maybe for the posing reason. Asymmetrical face. Okay, One of the things our eyes and our brains are trained to dio is look for symmetry. We're looking for that. We like order, and we're always looking for that. Um, we're trying to line things up, So when somebody has a very asymmetrical face, your job and posing is to not line it up. Because what happens is if this I is lower and you are straight on to camera this lower I you're comparing those eyes the whole time. You're looking at that shot. But if I turn away until my head now, you don't see it anymore. So when anybody has an asymmetrical feature or a smaller feature, find a way to make sure that their head is not straight onto that camera. Next one droopy eyes. Um, I get this a lot when I photograph women where we do a glam session, and by the end, they had on fake eyelashes and their eyes were drooping. And if you've ever had that experience, but it definitely happens. So my tip for you is to shoot from a slightly higher angle. So they have to look up at you because if you if I'm shooting on the model guy and you're the photographer, if you're there, I can kind of peer down at you. But if you're up there, I have to look up at you. If you're at a higher angle in order to actually see you so it forces my eyelids open. Um, the large nose. Okay, first and foremost is used a longer lens. OK, so one of the key things that we said before is that a wider lens emphasizes distance. So a wider lens would emphasize the distance from your face to the tip of your nose, making it look longer, and it definitely definitely does. It makes a huge difference. So instead, I wouldn't shoot more in the 70 range from talking full frame camera again when shoe in the 70 or 85 I would be more towards the 101 2150 like I go longer. In that case, The other thing that you want to watch out for is well, is shooting too high or too low of an angle? The other one is basically photographing the person I don't want to see completely straight on, but more straight on than you might normally. All right, Double chin. Okay, so for a double chin, the number one thing is never sit back or lean back. Like if you're having a guy pose up against the wall and guys tend to pose perhaps a little more like this, they will have a double chin. You always need to lean them, whatever it may be. No leaning back. Always leaving Ford.

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Ratings and Reviews

Samantha Riegels
 

This is a great course for a quick reminder of things to keep in mind when headed out for a particular shoot. It's bullet points. General principals. If you are new to posing, you'll want a more in-depth course where she has live models and is positioning them rather than just talking about posing techniques. But for a Fast Class, I think this is perfect. Wonderful job, as always Lindsay!

a Creativelive Student
 

Fantastic quick but comprehensive summary of the key points for many different types of shoot. As always Lindsay Adlers delivers excellense. Brilliant

Creative Team
 

Lindsay's classes are always informative and interesting.

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