Since last week we looked over how different focal lengths can change the look of a subject, this week we will look over various ways to create more flattering portraits.
Check the angles:
Avoid hands making “claws”:
Check the shadows:
Break up straight lines on the body (remember in the composition lesson when we discuss C curves and S curves? This doesn’t just work for landscapes but people as well)
Again, S shaped curves look more natural on people:
Watch where to crop on the body:
When photographing groups, keep an eye out for distracting backgrounds and dangling hands: