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Photographing Challenging Features

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Shoot: Uneven Features

Lindsay Adler

Photographing Challenging Features

Lindsay Adler

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Lesson Info

19. Shoot: Uneven Features

Lessons

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1 Class Introduction Duration:05:49
2 Analyzing the Face Duration:14:48
3 Light and Skin Duration:10:34
4 Science of Light Duration:10:09
5 Direction of Light Duration:14:39
6 Fill Light Duration:12:19
10 Round Face Considerations Duration:09:55
11 Shoot: Round Face Duration:13:23
12 Double Chin Considerations Duration:06:51
13 Shoot: Double Chin Duration:07:07
14 Shoot: Big Forehead Duration:05:17
15 Big Forehead Considerations Duration:06:40
16 Pronounced Nose Considerations Duration:03:56
18 Uneven Features Considerations Duration:02:03
19 Shoot: Uneven Features Duration:01:20
20 Shoot: Large or Small Chin Duration:09:12
22 Shoot: Pronounced Wrinkles Duration:12:23
23 Shoot: Uneven Skin Duration:06:33
24 Oily Skin Considerations Duration:03:17
25 Shoot: Oily Skin Duration:04:41
26 No Curves Considerations Duration:05:18
27 Shoot: No Curves Duration:10:07
29 Shoot: Full Figured Subject Duration:04:29
30 Shoot: Glasses Duration:09:04
31 Balding Considerations Duration:02:27
32 Shoot: Balding Duration:07:10
33 Retouching: Wrinkles Duration:15:27
34 Retouching: Uneven Skin Duration:04:36
36 Retouching: Large Forehead Duration:04:24
37 Retouching: Round Face Duration:07:02
38 Retouching: Oily Skin Duration:02:53

Lesson Info

Shoot: Uneven Features

Let's pop over to this and we already said, and can you lower it just a teeny bit, just a little. All right, so here is straight on towards camera Okay, great, straight on towards camera. And notice his nose looks uneven. Turn to the side just a little bit. Great, make your eyes look back at me, stick your chin out and down, a little, little less, like chin up a little bit, you're good. Great. Okay. Now you would have no idea. Can you bring it off to the side just a little bit, and lower it just a tiny bit for him. And I'm gonna do one more. The other thing that helps is just tilt your head towards me, a little less, like right there, good, okay. Okay, now give me a smile. That's cute, great. Okay. All right, so the tilt the head to or away, you know, I just had him do the teeniest, and so it's not everything all lined up, looks good. So that one's pretty easy and straight forward. We're gonna move on from that. Thank you. Thank you. Thanks! (applause)...

Class Description

Photographers are tasked with flattering every subject that steps in front of their lens. Typically, those subjects are everyday people, not professional models. This can mean working with some challenging features along with varying degrees of confidence. Canon Explorer of Light and well-known fashion photographer Lindsay Adler walks through understanding the face and body as well as the photographic tools available to you make your clients best side shine. These features could range from a pronounced nose, large forehead, glasses, asymmetrical features, or defined wrinkles. In this course Lindsay will walk you through: 

  • How to analyze a face and draw attention to the strengths within it 
  • Posing and lighting techniques for challenging facial features 
  • Posing and lighting techniques for the skin and body 
  • Retouching tips for skin, glasses or discolored teeth 
This course will cover many challenging features and show you how posing, camera angles, lens choice and lighting can work together to help you have confidence in every shoot.

Reviews

Sharma Shari
 

This class was amazing! It was great seeing a demo class with real people. As a wedding photographer that specializes in offbeat/non traditional couples, it is always good to see how I can enhance all my clients beautiful features, and make them feel their best and confident when I am taking their photos!

a Creativelive Student
 

I was so excited to get the chance to learn from Lindsay live, and this course did not disappoint! The techniques she shared were insightful and straightforward. I felt like seeing them on different subjects throughout the day really helped to cement the concepts and grow my photography tools to bring out the best in those I'm photographing. I'm not a studio photographer, but the ideas apply in natural light as well.

maria manolaros
 

Great class! Impressive amount of tips on posing, lighting and photoshop techniques , a real good no nonsense approach by superb teacher. Numerous amounts of thumbs ups