People are fantastically complex and fascinating creatures—even more so when you stick them in front of a camera! Folks who are normally confident and relaxed can suddenly become nervous and unsure of what to do with their hands. It’s a great challenge, to take this awkward person and encourage them to feel comfortable and natural!
Taking great images of people requires thoughtful interaction, so here are some articles to give you some insight into photographing people, and making them look great!
- 51 Ways to Get People to Smile for a Photo
- What You Can Learn In Front Of The Lens
- Stress Free Posing: Standing Edition
- Stress Free Posing: Sitting Edition
- Stress Free Posing: Family Edition
- The Science of Facial Expressions and How It Can Improve Your Photography
- 4 Tips for Photographing People Laughing
- Book Report: How To Win Friends and Influence People
- Peek-A-Book Practice
- How To Photograph Your Friends (And Why It’s Super Important)
One of the biggest lessons for working with people is to simply be genuinely interested in them. They are fascinating, if you just take the time to talk to them, and listen. The more you get to know someone, and show that you care about who they are, the easier it becomes to for them to open up for the camera, and for you to take a fantastic, natural portrait!