What you need to know about Photography Poses
Even a professional photographer experience disappointment with his shots, when what seem like a ‘master-piece’ or ’state-of-art’ picture, and turned out to be a so-so “amateur-like” snapshot.
Many photographers realised, and learned the importance of proper preparation before an photo-shooting event, and plan how to execute the pictures to achieve his/her desired results.
I found some tips to share — the 8 simple tips:
PLANNING THE PHOTOGRAPHY POSES MAKES THE DIFFERENCE
1. Prepare For The Event
Decide beforehand, WHICH photography poses you would like to capture. Important factors to consider are: who will be there, what is the environment, and the lighting requirements (day or night).
2. Take Multiple Photographs
Take multiple shots of each pose. Regardless of what you say or do, people will close their eyes. And, don’t count on spotting photo problems on the camera’s tiny LCD screen (even on full magnification); which leads to…
3. Check Your LCD Screen
Your camera’s LCD screen should only be used to review general framing of the picture, visibility of faces, and the histogram. You can use fantastic photography poses; arrange everyone perfectly; and, have the photograph “frozen”…but, when you check the LCD, you see two joker fighting in the background!
4. Disarm Them With Humor
Have some funny phrases handy to use JUST BEFORE YOU TAKE THE PHOTO. Don’t use them when setting up for the shot. And, don’t use the same phrase ALL THE TIME. Throw in anecdotes, phrases, names, and words that are humorously appropriate to your group. A natural grin looks three times better than “fake-photo-face.”
5. Wide Angle
You will tend to use wide angle more often than telephoto. Pay particular attention to your “end people” (those farthest to the right and the left when viewed through the viewfinder).
6. The Flash
Every flash has a “flash range,” which defines the range of proper illumination your flash produces. Check your owner’s manual for specifications and do not attempt any picture where subjects are beyond the flash range.
7. When All Else Fails
If you need to be further away than your flash allows, there are four things you can do (not counting “crying”): Increase the ISO; use a tripod with longer exposure times; move to a brighter location; and purchase an external flash unit.
8. Don’t Be Blinded By The Light
Avoid shooting directly into mirrors or reflective surfaces with a flash. If an alternate location is impractical, take the picture in such a way that the flash is NOT PERPENDICULAR to the surface, but at an angle, so the flash will not be seen in the picture.