May 19, 2011

Photo Tips: Directing

I've had some questions about photography recently so I figured every once in a while I'll share a few things I've learned with you guys. 
One important thing to practice is being able to direct the people you are taking pictures of. A lot of times people don't feel comfortable unless you give them a bit of direction on what to be doing with well...themselves.  
To get more fresh spontaneous pictures think of verbs to direct them with.
 Run
 Laugh
 Stare
 Spin
 Stare...again.
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Now go out there and grab a friend and direct the heck out of 'em. If you try out these tips send them my way! I'd love to see them!

P.s. Isn't this girl smokin'. We had a little photo shoot together last week and even though it was freezing cold and rainy this girl still managed to look dang hot!

5 comments :

  1. The first and the last picture are amazing!!!
    Thanks for the tips, now I just need to find a someone who doesn't look like a deer caught in the headlights when the camera turns thier way.....*sigh*

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  2. Great pics!! She looks beautiful.

    Thanks for the tips. Little does My Hubs know he is in for an after work photo shoot! :)

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  3. I hate to be the one to tell you this, but you forgot "Smise"...seriously Sarah I expect more from you! Tyra would be mortified.

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  4. gotta git the hubs on board--these are fabulous tips!
    aleisha
    cutefatandshort.blogspot.com

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  5. very nice pictures! she looks like she had lots of fun!! (even it was cold)

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