7 ways to hide the extra weight when taking pictures of overweight people
The first thing that comes to mind when the extra weight in the photo is striking - open and run Photoshop filter "plastic." However, for a professional photographer this way is ineffective because any person can take a picture of the full, so that in the picture he or she will look slimmer than in real life. So today we'll talk about how to hide the flaws. I tried to collect in this article all the basic principles.
1. Telephoto lens. To avoid distortion of the proportions of the body, use a telephoto lens with a focal length of 3.3 inch.
2. Close-up. The smaller features will be in frame shape, the better. The easiest way to avoid this - take close-ups. Avoid growth portraits. You should begin with the photos on the belt, going to the breast and facial portraits. The advantage of close-ups also in the fact that their customers are very fond of. 75% of the photos in the final ordering of many photographers - is facial and chest portraits.
3. Painting light. To hide figure flaws, the model is better to turn away from the main light source. First, the half-turn - the best angle to shoot people with excess weight, and secondly, at the turn of the figure will be in the shade, which further hide its flaws. As a result of such a twist face will also be in the shadow pattern so to face the light without turning the housing body.
4. The model should stand. If Model has a large figure, it is better to be photographed standing. In a sitting position could tread folds on the abdomen and thighs will look fuller.
5. Angle. Overweight people better photos with a high angle. Posture can be a conventional model, you just need to lift his head and look at the camera, which should be above the level of her eyes. This way you can get rid of wrinkles on the neck and chin. But watch out for the composition: a perspective for capturing the full model is used very often, and the frame can get uninteresting. Be smart: good work various options framing and interesting background.
This method is suitable for infants portraits, and still images to full height. Since you're shooting from the top of (you have to climb onto the bench or stairs), partially hiding figure flaws shoulders and head model.
6. Do not remove the front. The model always looks better than it actually is, if the housing body is deployed directly at the camera. To make the model look slimmer, she needed one) to turn away from the camera in a half-turn, 2) turn the shoulders and head back to the camera, leaving deployed from the camera only hip.
7. Follow posture model. Remind your client that the back should be straight. First, it highlights the stronger chest, and secondly - creases on his stomach.