4 Most Important Things When Photographing Models (Modeling Photography)

  1. Expression: Create a pleasant expression on the model, control every atmosphere. The task of the photographer is to melt the atmosphere so that unconsciously the expression of natural and attractive models is obtained. As we know, everyone has strengths and weaknesses. The task of the photographer when photographing the model is to reduce, eliminate weaknesses in the object so that those who appear are interesting parts. Need patience in taking good moments. 30 seconds different can produce photos with different modes than before or after.
  2. Gestur or Attitude / Body Movement: The body movements of the model when posing should be as attractive as possible. If there are parts of the body that are not proportionally considered a weakness, it is less favored by people who see the photo, it needs to be eliminated from the angle that can cover weaknesses. Shooting the face only (close up) is easiest, taking a half-body shot is rather difficult, and photographing the whole body is the most difficult because it directs the posture and must eliminate more and more objects that are not needed.
  3. Harmony with the Background: The background of a photo can be beautiful, but it can also make a photo of a damaged model. If the background is considered disturbing, a common term is object leakage, it can be obfuscated by setting a small width F number (see the article Understanding DOP / Depth Of Field). if it cannot be obfuscated it can be taken larger (close up) to eliminate unwanted parts. Adjustment to the background is an important consideration in photography.
  4. Lighting: Photography is part of the game of light. So that the key to photography must be an entrepreneur who is good at playing light, controlling strong and weak light. Shadows on photos to be controlled, photos without shadows feel dead. Taking from the right direction will make the photo interesting. The worst source of lighting is the camera flash / flash that is perpendicular to the camera against the object.


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