Mike is standing with his weight all on the front foot to thrust the body forward, what I call “turtling”. The camera flattens you out and it doesn’t appear you’re doing it, but the model feels weird and uncomfortable.
I sometimes have to roledex through quite a few adjectives to see what sticks.
- you’re mad
- you want to kick my ass
- you want to punch someone
- laser your eyes
- make it look like you need glasses and can’t see
- relax your hands
- fall forward
- body to the side, head forward
- keep your head tipped down
- chin down, chin up
- nose to the camera
- i need to see less ear
- on and on and on…back and forth
There is the real danger of over directing a photo shoot with a client, the more you add on you can “see” their brain thinking about it. I don’t pose clients per se but give them a jumping off point and ask for slight changes click to click. To do this the client needs lots of adjectives, not easy for a “non model” to do. So I think Mike did a great job with the look and feeling of this shoot. I’m sure he has a new appreciation for what experienced models bring to the table.
Michigan Commercial Photography by Mary DuPrie0 comments