I love that you can see all the scratches on the tree very clearly in this photo. I also like that this was a candid face of Ryan when he saw one of his buddies walking through the hall.
Ryan has some of the best facial expressions ever. This is when I told him to look off to the side and use a "different" facial expression.
Tips and Tricks:
- choose a pretty and well lit background
- compliment your model
- take more photos than you think you need
- change up the poses and facial expressions
- talk through the shoot, it will make you and the model more relaxed
- or play music to lighten up the mood a little
- experiment with different angles
- know your camera!
This project taught me a lot. I learned that communication is key. If there is a specific pose you want your model to do, tell them. Don't just let them guess what you want. This project also helped me get faster at changing settings for different locations and the ever moving clouds. I also learned that using the same facial expression is very boring and repetitive, it's very fun to try new/different facial expressions. Also, I learned that getting your model to laugh makes for great candid photos.