••THE RIGHT CAMERA••
Photo tips the first model is to choose the right camera, in fact all types of cameras we can use and use, whether digital or conventional (film cameras) even we can use the camera on a cellphone.
Use a zoom lens so that your distance from the model you are shooting can be a bit far away. And try not to take pictures with the lens at the wide angle position (wide lens) especially for close up shooting.
Because in addition to your distance from the model closer, the results of the photo face of the model will look wider because of the distortion effect. Examples of this effect can be seen if you mirror in front of a convex shaped glass.
If we take pictures by utilizing or relying on sunlight or outside the room, the ideal time for shooting is at 8-10 a.m. or 5 – 5 a.m.
Because at that time the sunlight was still soft, not too loud. So that the shadow that will appear at the bottom of the eyelid, on the nose and neck of the model is not too hard.
The next model photo tips is to direct the arrival of light from the sun on the right or left side of the model. but if the sunlight is still not hard we can put the model facing parallel to the sun.
As long as the model’s eyes do not shrink because they withstand the arrival of sunlight, directing the direct model to the sun is not a problem.
And to anticipate the face of a darker part because it is not exposed to sunlight, we can use a large white paper or white cloth that functions as a reflector or reflective media from sunlight, by stretching towards the face that looks dark.
We need to pay attention to. Never take pictures of the model with the camera position against the sun (sunlight from behind the model).
Because the light meter on the camera will read the light coming from the sun not from the light that is on the subject or model. And the resulting photo looks dark on the subject while the back of the model is bright (silhouette).
There is nothing wrong with learning composition techniques in taking pictures first before taking a photo shoot. Because a good composition will produce images that are pleasant and pleasing to the eye
Place the model in the center of the camera frame. Position the camera parallel to the model’s eyes. Don’t be too low or too high from the model.
We can set it through the view window on our camera. So what we see in your camera’s viewing window, and that will be recorded on your photo.
And for models that have a wide face shape or a fat body posture, adjust the position of his face a little bit crooked to the left or right side. Do not face straight towards the camera.
This is done to reduce the impression of fat or width on the face of the model. So that the image on the photo will look one side of the model’s cheeks slightly slender because the model faces slightly crooked to the left or right side. Usually every model, especially women, want to look thinner when we photograph.
••WELL GOOD COMMUNICATION••
Usually people or models that we will photograph will feel stiff during the first time shooting. For that to melt the atmosphere so that the model feels comfortable and relaxed when we take a portrait, try to invite the model to have a light chat.
Take care of our words when at the time of shooting there is a model or style that is less good, do not ever say “bad” on the model. We can replace it with the phrase “Please pose differently, the one that was already …”.
If we say the pose displayed by the model is bad by saying it directly to the model, psychologically the model will feel less confident to pose again.
Even worse, he could lose his mood. In essence, whatever the pose shown by the model says good, even though we don’t like it. In this way the model will feel confident and the poses will look better.
Usually the model will be relaxed in style after half an hour of walking. Therefore, if we take a model using a film camera, the first half hour we take pictures with a camera without film.
After you feel the model has relaxed and the poses are getting good, you just fill your camera with the film.
This is done to avoid wasted films because the resulting photo is not too good. But do the above without the model’s knowledge. For digital cameras or using memory it doesn’t matter. Because we can’t delete unused files.
••LOCATIONS THAT HAVE RIGHT LIGHTING••
Almost all places outside (outdoor) can we use for shooting. As long as the light conditions at the location are bright enough for shooting. For example: Parks, home gardens with lots of shady trees, rice fields and others.
Look for locations that are used not too crowded. Because the object that we highlight in this photo shoot is the model. Don’t let the background be more interesting than the model.
••AVOID EDITING THAT IS TOO EXTENSIVE••
In editing photos, try only editing Brightness, contrast, sharpen, and saturation. will we be able to do just a little. how to change the white balance or increase the blur, as long as it’s within reasonable limits.
And using an editing application that is widely used by photographers. We recommend for PCs using Adobe lightroom, Photoshop, and for mobile phones using Adobe lightroom, the mobile, snapseed, VSCO, Picsart versions.