March is National Women’s History Month. Our blog will be honoring women in photography this month to celebrate women’s contributions to the photography world. Today’s feature is on Daisy Gilardini.
MASTERING Your Craft: Maternity Posing
All Rules of Posing and Perspective Still Apply
Just because a pregnant subject may look wider, it does not mean that she wants to look heavier or without other feminine curves. You can still use all of the rules of posing, lens choice, and camera angle to bring out the best in your subject.
A successful family portrait means paying attention to the big picture as well as to the small details. Are you flattering each individual? Have you created body language that shows affection and intimacy? Have you created a balanced composition with visual flow for the eyes?
Being able to look at pictures and reverse engineer, or break down, how they were lit is an incredibly useful skill. Determining how many light sources were used by examining the shadows, highlights, and catch lights and observing whether the light is soft or hard not only tests your knowledge and understanding of light, but also will help you to replicate looks and go on to create your own unique images.