I’ve been creating so many product photos lately at work that I needed a creative break. So I asked Louisena to model for a colorful fashion portrait session with me. She did a wonderful job!
In this shot, I wanted the focus to be on her beautiful face and the earring.
It was so fun using bold colors, and shapes in the jewelry! It was also nice to brush up on my posing & portrait lighting. Here are some basic posing tips for portraits!
When photographing hands, try not to have the palm or the back of the hand facing the camera. Instead, have the thin side of the hand facing the camera. This typically creates a beautiful, graceful shape.
Negative space is your friend. See the space between her knees, and her hand and her thigh here? This creates shape in the pose. This helps create a more dynamic image! This is because the shapes that limbs form – triangles, lines, circles – are usually much more interesting to look at than a simple line.
Angling the shoulders in different directions can create an interesting dynamic energy in the photo. Of course, it’s good to help it look natural and confident – not awkward and uncomfortable – unless that’s the look your purposefully going for.
Of course, these tips are just general guidelines. You can do the opposite of each of these tips, and create an incredibly powerful, beautiful image. You just need to know what you’re doing!
Hope you enjoyed looking at this session! Check out more of my portrait work here.