Isn’t Natural Better Than Posing?Capturing your family when they are relaxed can give you some fantastic pictures. However, professionals know that subtle positioning can make your staged photos better. Remember the last time you had a professional photograph taken? The photographer put you in front of his studio background; asked you to sit down and swing your legs to one side. That was posing. Below are five simple steps that lead to better family portraits with posing.
Five Steps to Better Photos
1. Create Interesting AnglesIf people turn to face each other, or turn sideways it creates fewer straight lines. This also helps reduce the “10-pound-weight-gain” that the camera adds. For a slimming effect, turn one shoulder toward the camera to eliminate hard lines. Softer angles between the head and shoulder add interest.
2. Use Your Subjects to Create Tight GroupsEliminate as much space as possible between individuals. This works outdoors, in your home or in a studio in front of a photographic background.
3. Tackle Those Bothersome HandsFor some reason people have trouble keeping their hands still during photography sessions. Hands create all sorts of problems when you’re trying to pose for family portraits. Generally kids are willing to stick them in their pockets. Ladies can clasp hands behind the back or holding a purse or flowers. Gents can fold their arms, or hide them behind the closest family member.
4. Tilt Heads TogetherThis will create a more intimate mood.
5. Ask Some Subjects to Stand and Others to SitCreate levels by having your subjects pose at different heights. Choose an interesting photo backdrop. Think large trees or a picturesque muslin background scenery. All these ideas will add a unique flair to your photo. For less cheese and more smiles, take lots of pictures without warning everyone when the shutter will snap.
What are your favorite techniques to posing families?Interested in reading more about family portraits? Check out Tips for Taking Family Portraits!
-Backdrop Express Photography Team
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