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3 corrective posing and lighting tips for portraits


November 2017 issue Tech

Making sure your client looks their best in your photos is paramount. High-volume portrait photographer Andrew Faulds, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, relies on these three corrective lighting and posing tricks to create portraits his subjects love:  © Andrew FauldsPose the client’s best side.Turn heavy-set subjects at an angle to the camera, which has a slimming effect. Shoot down from a slightly elevated angle, and have them lean in toward the camera so their hips are farther away and their... Continue Reading >

Chris Knight: Anatomy of an image


9.25.2017 Tech

© Chris KnightThe story behind "The Queen of the North" Photographer: Chris KnightDate: Sept. 21, 2016Location: Dream Shoot Studio, New York CityTitle: The Queen of the NorthCircumstances: Portrait of photographer Lindsay AdlerEquipment used: A Profoto Softlight reflector (beauty dish) with a diffuser was pointed at the face. An XL Profoto Deep White Umbrella with diffuser was positioned behind the camera to fill in the shadows and control the overall contrast. A Profoto Softbox... Continue Reading >

Heart lights


October 2015 issue News

How to evoke the warm and fuzzyEvery family portrait photographer aims to capture the bright, genuine smiles and warm cuddles of a loving family. But eliciting natural, affectionate behavior during a staged photo session is easier said than done. “Ideally we would all possess the super-natural qualities of being an amazing person, a great and wonderful sensitive soul, and a communicator of the highest order—a person who can make anyone feel special,” says Toronto portrait and wedding... Continue Reading >
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