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Her First Photoshoot... A Beginner's Guide to Portraiture Photography

3/12/2023 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

Are you looking to improve your portraiture photography skills? The guest for today is Leia who happens to be celebrating her birthday, and we're excited to show you how to make a connection with your subject to capture the perfect shot.

As we start the photo shoot, we want to keep things simple, relaxed, and natural. One way to do this is to have the subject sit down on a chair. It's less intimidating than standing in front of the camera, and it allows them to ease into the photo shoot.

Since Leia has never been photographed before, the photographer, Alex,  will talk her through everything. He will start by asking her to sit straight and rotate her torso towards the light for a more flattering look. He will also guide her to drop her chin into her shoulder to elongate her neck and bring out her beautiful features. As for the smile, he wants to keep it minimal to capture the natural essence of our subject.

We want to create a safe and comfortable space for our subjects, and finding their confidence is one way to achieve this. He will ask Leia about something personal that she's proud of in her life, and channel that through her eyes to create a connection between her and the camera.

As he continues to shoot, he will be mindful of how Leia positions herself and capture her natural, relaxed state. We believe that being in front of the camera can be a beautiful experience, and our goal is to capture that beauty and essence.

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