Of course there was also plenty about composition, seeing creatively and shaping people in more fashion-y poses. If you're a regular reader here you know I haven't been much for posing. I like letting people just be themselves and finding the beauty in that, but I'm not beyond suggesting an action or moving a hand if the need arises. So I wanted to take this class to get a different perspective, figure out more about what guidance I'd be comfortable giving a subject, and practice seeing what shapes make a better photo.
I'm really glad I went. In the second half of the day we all took turns setting up photos outside with our models, Angelica and Dimitri. Those two really toughed it out in the wind tunnel we got caught in. And for Angelica, it was sort of a warm-up since her wedding was coming up.
This first photo is one I was in charge of setting up.
Chris is on the left here demonstrating his magic posing hands and to the right you can see the result.
This last one was under my direction as well.
Poor Angelica was so wind-blown by this point, but I think the way her curls fell is really beautiful. You may also notice her tattoo is missing from the last photo. I was practicing my Photoshop skills (aka skillz). :)
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