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    I am trying to take nice model photos.

    But how do I take photos of models who look fat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by khhc02 View Post
    I am trying to take nice model photos. But how do I take photos of models who look fat?
    Pose them. Get them to stand differently.

    Pose the skinny one the the foreground and partially hide the fatter one in the background.

    Shoot w blurred objects in the foreground (I.e part of the tree/ leaves) and show partially the fatter person in the background.
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    What if when I take the one model only and she looks fat, how do I lose her so that she does not look fat in the photo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by khhc02 View Post
    What if when I take the one model only and she looks fat, how do I lose her so that she does not look fat in the photo?
    When all else fails, use photoshop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by khhc02 View Post
    What if when I take the one model only and she looks fat, how do I lose her so that she does not look fat in the photo?
    Not quite sure what you mean by "how do I lose her..."

    Any context? Are you being paid to take photos for someone? Objectively, is this person 'fat'? Or do they just 'look fat' in your photos? Did they tell you "Please make me look thin in the photos"?

    At a certain point, you must figure out if you took an unflattering photo or you've already did your best and the person 'looks fat' in the photo. Some people may get offended/insulted if you photoshop them too far from reality... If I were in your shoes, I'd either show them what I have and have a frank discussion about what they would like to tweak (if any), or schedule a reshoot (but please make sure you figure out how to take more flattering shots first!).
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    Agreed with Mod Kindinsky,
    For me, if I hire her, I will shoot her at it is, if she is going to pay me and want me to make her look thin, than she better go and find someone else.
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    Default Re: Model Phototaking

    You cannot make an orange look like a banana, lens won't lie, and cannot lie. Best you can do is capture her slightly better angle, but helps if she's dressed in her fav outfit and at least she'll be happy

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    Avoid tops that show the upper arm, i.e. get her to wear long sleeves
    Use longer lenses to compress the subject
    Get a good makeup artist

    My 2 cents

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    take down shots...like ur on stairs...she below..snap away. chin looks nice..head cover most body parts...except shoulders..
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    Last edited by Ah Keong; 23rd November 2015 at 09:48 AM.

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