Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Project5 - Eye contact and expression

I have discovered that when taking portraits a constant dialogue between the photographer and model is crucial. A stream of instructions on how to sit and where to look delivered in a casual confident manner needs to be maintained - on top of all the technical considerations if any successful images are to be achieved.

Here are some images from two separate sessions. I have used them to illustrate the different looks that can be achieved through eye contact or lack of it. Expression is also key to achieving a satisfactory image.

Image 1. Direct eye contact. No smiling please!

Image 2. The model is occupied with an object that I gave him to stop boredom setting in. His expression is unguarded and more natural looking.

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