Tip of the Day: Portrait Posing

• Shoot overweight people from the side, and underweight people from the front.• Try slanting your subject’s shoulders at an angle toward the camera. Have you subject bend slightly at the waist and lean in towards the camera for a more engaging photograph. • Shoot from a low angle to make people look taller. Shooting from a high angle makes people appear smaller. • Opposite sides of a person’s face photograph differently.

• Shoot overweight people from the side, and underweight people from the front.

• Try slanting your subject’s shoulders at an angle toward the camera. Have you subject bend slightly at the waist and lean in towards the camera for a more engaging photograph.

• Shoot from a low angle to make people look taller. Shooting from a high angle makes people appear smaller.

• Opposite sides of a person’s face photograph differently. Change angles and find the side that works best.

• If your subject has prominent ears, hide one ear behind the head by turning the face three-quarters of the way toward the camera.

Adapted from Portrait and Candid Photography by Erin Manning (Photo Workshop, 2007; $30)

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