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7 Posing Techniques for Non-Models

7 Posing Techniques for Non-Models
Not everyone works with models. A lot of photographers have the job of shooting with everyday people and we need to make them look like models. So how do you do that when the subjects have no experience posing or controlling their face for the camera? Here are seven tips to make your portrait subjects feel like models. We don't generally think of hair as a part of the body we can control, but you really can! Let's assume you're doing a basic portrait session without makeup artists and hair stylists. Hair all behind the shoulders.Hair all in front of the shouldersHair all on one side.Hair all on the other side.Hair up. Hair on the shoulders (#1) should be avoided at all costs. Generally you want their part facing the camera so more of their face is included. When someone stands in their normal relaxed stand, or even stands up straight to have nice posture, there is a little bit of flab right underneath their chin. Same before and after from the side. Same technique from a male subject. Related:  Tips, Techniques and Photographer Tales (interviews!)saniahabibPosing

Photoshop * Erstellen eines Kontaktabzugs (CS5) Erstellen von Kontaktabzügen mit Adobe Bridge Die Such- und Sortierungsfunktionen von Adobe Bridge vereinfachen das Erstellen von Kontaktabzügen. In Bridge werden mithilfe des Adobe Output Module Kontaktabzüge im PDF-Format erstellt, die mit dem kostenlosen Adobe Reader beliebig überprüft, kommentiert und gedruckt werden können. Entsprechende Anleitungen und Links zu nützlichen Tutorials finden Sie in der Hilfe zu Adobe Bridge unter Erstellen eines PDF-Kontaktabzugs. Verwenden des älteren, optionalen Photoshop-Zusatzmoduls Da Adobe Bridge über aktualisierte Funktionen zum Erstellen von Kontaktabzügen verfügt, wird das Kontaktabzug-Zusatzmodul nicht mit Photoshop installiert. Laden Sie das Zusatzmodul für Windows oder Mac OS herunter und installieren Sie es.Ausführen von Photoshop im 32-Bit-Modus (nur 64-Bit-Version von Mac OS).Führen Sie einen der folgenden Schritte durch:(Photoshop) Wählen Sie „Datei“ > „Automatisieren“ > „Kontaktabzug II“.

How to Buy an SD Card: Speed Classes, Sizes, and Capacities Explained Memory cards are used in digital cameras, music players, smartphones, tablets, and even laptops. But not all SD cards are created equal — there are different speed classes, physical sizes, and capacities to consider. Different devices require different types of SD cards. Here are the differences you’ll need to keep in mind when picking out the right SD card for your device. Speed Class In a nutshell, not all SD cards offer the same speeds. Manufacturers use “speed classes” to measure an SD card’s speed. There are four different speed classes — 10, 8, 4, and 2. 10 is the fastest, while 2 is the slowest. There are also two Ultra High Speed (UHS) speed classes, but they’re more expensive and are designed for professional use. Here are the associated logos, in order from slowest to fastest: You’ll probably be okay with a class 4 or 6 card for typical use in a digital camera, smartphone, or tablet. An SD card’s speed class is identified on the SD card itself. Physical Size Capacity

Hotel Kappa Mestre Our Ratings: 3 starsBoard Basis: Breakfast inclusiveLocation: Mestre/Venice, ItalyNearest International Airports: 1) Venice (VCE) Marco Polo Airport, 14 km (20 min) 2) Treviso (TSF) Airport, 30 km (35 min) An Outline This small, beautiful house, renewed into a hotel from a typical venetian villa of the beginning of the ‘900 century , wilL welcome you in a warm and friendly atmosphere.Its advantageous strategic position towards Venice as well the quietness of the residential area in which our house is located make Hotel Kappa a good starting point to visit Venice. Meal Board: Prices are based on breakfast included. Location: Centrally located in historic centre of Mestre in the main square of Carpenedo. Nearby Attractions: Piazza Ferretto, Porto Marghera, Venice Marina, Papadopoli, Ca’ d’Oro, Rialto Bridge, San Polo, Grand Canal, Palazzo Grassi, La Fenice, Procuratie Vecchie, Basilica San Marco. Transfer and Distance: 20 mins transfer from Venice (VCE) Marco Polo Airport. Amenities In the hotel…

4 big reasons you look fat in photographs. | The Haute Girl Update: You know how you read buzz feed or something like that and there is this really shocking title, but when you go to read it its nothing about what you thought it was going to be? and it ticks you off? Well this article is not like that, but the title is like that for a reason. It’s what brought you to read this today. So to give you a little background, I have been a professional photographer for 8 years. So as many of you know, if you have been following this blog, that this is my own journey to loving myself and finding a way to encourage other women to love their bodies through fashion. The funny part about that is, anyone can look photogenic or un-photogenic depending on who is taking the photo of them. This experiment with the blog has been an exciting revelation as to why I believed I couldn’t take good pictures ( in front of the camera.) So #1- Camera Distortion. The bottom one is often what we are dealing with. Lets start with whoever is taking your photo. Much love! Alea

An Introduction to the Inverse Square Law I don’t know about you, but I was never much of a math student. I needed a tutor in high school for both geometry and physics. I chose a double major in college (Journalism/English) that required no math. I practiced law for fourteen years, where any math I needed was either pretty easy or done on a calculator. Even when I ditched my briefcase for a camera bag and embarked on a new career, I felt pretty secure in the knowledge that confusing math had no place in the world of photography. And then the Inverse Square Law reared its ugly head. It didn’t jump out and attack me right away. We all deal with light. So, what is it? Huh? Regardless of how you classify yourself as a photographer, you already know that light travels. Let’s take a look at a graphic that will help us get our heads around this. The Inverse Square Law relates the intensity of a light source to the illumination it produces at any given distance. So, what’s the bottom line?

How to Build a Realistic-Looking Beach Inside a Studio Swedish director Roy Andersson has built some impressive sets for his films, and for his latest work A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence — which recently won top prize at the 2014 Venice Film Festival — he built a very realistic-looking beach right on a sound stage: And here's the trailer of the film with the beach shot at the end: The set is very impressive, and while they did bring in a lot of sand, the solid structures underneath help sell this effect and probably make the set easier to work on. It may seem obvious when you see it, but the forced perspective, when done right, can convince you of just about anything. The buildings in the background are meticulously constructed and since the camera is at just the right angle (and does not move the entire shot), they feel like they are in the distance rather than being very small. The lighting is just right, though what also really helps this scene is the slight wind effect.

Pro tips for posting subjects in group portrait photography | Popular Photography The Right GearShooting on a tripod is essential if you want to be able to swap out faces digitally. “It’s often the case when shooting groups that someone will blink. I’ll regularly shoot on a tripod so that replacing heads is easier,” says Truglia. Lens selection is also important. In a portrait of equals, however, he warns that a wide-angle lens can elevate a close subject by exaggerating their size relative to more distant figures. For large groups, you may be tempted to use a wide-angle lens to squeeze everyone in. How to capture large groups without wide-angle distortion?

A Guide to Russian & Soviet / Former Soviet Cameras Germany has Leica, Zeiss, Voiglander and Rollei. Sweden has Hasselblad. Japan has Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony and Olympus. If you're a photographer, you know these brands. You probably own cameras and lenses made by one or more of these companies. In this tutorial, I'll present a brief history of Russian cameras, cover many of the major brands that are available, and talk about some of the great lenses that were made for these cameras! Republished Tutorial Every few weeks, we revisit some of our reader's favorite posts from throughout the history of the site. The following image was made with a Zorki 4K. First, let me say that “Russian" is a catch all term for a variety cameras that were produced in Russia and the USSR, and then in the former Soviet states after 1991 when the USSR collapsed. That being said, the vast majority of the Russian camera industry came into being after World War II. Initially I just wanted to get a rangefinder camera. The Moskva was a KMZ camera as well.

Dear Model: Posing Tips for How to Look Your Best in Photographs Dear (new’ish) Model, My name is Other Model. I have spent the last couple of years finding out a few things that I wish I’d known from the start. Please don’t think I’m patronising as I mean this only in goodwill, as there is absolutely no gain for me by sharing these cheats. Not all of my points will be valid for you as posing varies in each genre. Just take what you can and ignore the rest. Create separation between your limbs from your body. Fat arm to thin arm Body width shrunk by optical illusion Have a basic understanding of light. Be aware of ‘mothing’. No harry, don’t fly into the light!” Recognise when your eyes are over-rotating. Know how far you can turn your head before your nose ‘breaks your cheek’. Elongate your neck to simulate height and poise. Go one step further by popping your jaw towards camera if you want a strong line created by the shadow. If you want to appear slimmer you can create a ‘false waist’. Keep your hands loose and fluid. Play with what is available. P.S.

Getting Great Skin Without Photoshop Whenever photographers hear “flawless skin,” they immediate think of Photoshop, assuming that is the only path to pleasant skin texture and tones. Of course, Photoshop can be very time consuming. It would be really nice if it were possible to achieve pleasant skin tones while you're shooting. The truth is that you can, you just need to know how to take the photo correctly. Get It Right In-Camera Don’t believe me that it’s possible to photograph a great portrait with nearly perfect skin without any work in Photoshop? Makeup Most skin imperfections can be “fixed” before shooting by applying makeup. Not All Makeup is the Same There is a reason why professional makeup artists have jobs. Sometimes this means hiring a professional, and other times it means asking a friend who is good at makeup to help out. To demonstrate this point, I took a photo of my friend without makeup, and then with professional makeup two hours later. Light Direction Light Has Direction Light and Skin Light Color Dirty Light

Here's a Look at How Much Post-Processing Goes Into a L'Oréal Beauty Commercial People can get really upset when you start using the P word. Magazine covers, professional portraits and even Instagram posts have been accused of using Photoshop. But nobody bats an eye when a beauty commercial comes on TV. Photos are manipulated, video, unless there’s CGI involved, is immune from such falsehoods right? Not really. The video condenses 30 minutes of Baselight color grading work done for a L’Oréal Garnier commercial down to just 3 minutes, and shows just how much work Brueckl does using some familiar looking tools. And that’s not even the full story. To be honest, I don’t show too much of the beauty retouching and skin grading. From a photography perspective, it’s fascinating to see how this is both very different and very similar to what one might do to a still photograph. (via PopPhoto)

Photographing Group Portraits that are in focus | Wedding Photography Blog | Melissa Jill Photography I get asked all the time what the right aperture is to use when photographing large groups. I could answer this question, but aperture is only one part of the equation for depth of field. And oftentimes, I think photographers are using an adequate aperture but are still unable to get the whole group in focus. In this post I am going to explain why. There are three components that impact your depth of field -- aperture, focal length, and subject to camera distance. Regardless of what your depth of field is (again based on aperture, focal length and subject to camera distance), 1/3 of it is in front of your point of focus and 2/3 of it is behind your point of focus.

7 Soothing Yoga Poses for Sleep - Organic Authority When you’re having trouble snoozing, you’ve got two options: one, keep tossing and turning (barf); or two, encourage yourself to sleep better with a round of soothing yoga poses for sleep. They’re the perfect way to calm your nerves, combat restlessness, and release any lingering tension. Ready to sleep better? Like, way better? 1. Stand with your feet about six inches apart and fold your torso toward the ground. 2. Sit down on your knees, making sure your big toes are touching and your knees are apart, almost as if your lower body’s forming a V. 3. Starting in easy pose, extend your right leg straight out in front of you and place the bottom of your left foot against your right thigh. 4. Sit down with one hip close to the wall. 5. Lie down on your back and move your arms out to the sides so your body forms a T. 6. Hug your knees into your chest and gently roll from side to side. [ like this ] 7. What tricks do you use to sleep better? Related on Organic Authority Image: allspice1

Inspire Me Interview #22} Sue Bryce | Leah Remillét Today I am thrilled to introduce you to the incredibly talented Sue Bryce of Sydney, Australia. I had the pleasure of hearing Sue speak at WPPI last year and her presentation was the absolute highlight of the entire convention for me! If you ever have a chance to hear her speak… Go to whatever lengths you must to make it happen! Sue is a stunning mix of confidence, whit, brains and drive. As Sue said to me, “We live and work in this incredible industry, it is fulfilling and challenging and rewarding and frightening all at the same time. The Interview… 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Defined my Brand, my style, my pricelist and my product. 6. I do, I believe all the best photographers are Niche defined. 7. A glass of Red wine, a Sangiovese. 8. Thank you for saying I’m confident. 9. All species that ever existed learned to evolve or they die. 10. I’m always working. 11. I spend a huge chunk of my day on the computer. 12. Video first, capture footage then stop. 13. Movies, Books & fashion Magazines. 14.

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