Join Natalie Fobes for an in-depth discussion in this video Clothing and make-up considerations, part of Exploring Photography: Family and Group Portraiture.
Clothing can make or break a group shot.…Clothing should enhance the people and not distract from their faces.…The message of these photographs is really about the people and not what…they're wearing.…Because of that I often tell my clients to think about wearing something…dark and subdued.…I don't want any patterns.…I don't want any logos.…I want long pants and I want shoes.…I ask them to bring a few selections.…That way if things just aren't working with what they've put together for the…day, I can help them choose other options to make the photograph work well.…
Now I am going to ask them to emphasize their makeup.…So I ask them to put on makeup a little bit heavier than they normally would.…The makeup will emphasize and bring out their features, their eyes, their…cheeks; not only in women, but also in men.…It can really make a difference and save time in post-production.…So now that we've got makeup and clothing under our belts, let's get on to the…fun stuff, the posing.…
Learn how to plan for a portrait photo shoot and how to make stylistic decisions regarding props, clothing, and makeup. Next, explore the essentials of posing women and men, starting with a single subject and working up to large groups. The course demonstrates how to pose and compose a group portrait in ways that highlight the relationships between members. To illustrate the time constraints photographers often face, Natalie works against the clock to shoot a group of people she's never met. She also covers post-processing techniques for portraiture, such as working with wrinkles and skin textures.
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Before Shooting: Planning the Portrait
2. Posing and Working with a Subject
3. Photo Shoots and Strategies
4. Post-Processing for Group Portraits
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