2nd September 2003, 09:51 AM
Can ANYONE look good in portrait shots?
hi there... i have a question..
(not meaning to suan those not that good looking (like me )
sad but true, some people are better looking than others...
does the "attractiveness" of a studio shot depend SOLELY on the photographer?
ie, can ANYONE look good in a portrait shot?
I've seen a lot of portrait shots, a lot of them seem quite average...
it seems to be like the MODEL cannot make it...
but if the photographer is SUPERB, how much better can the person look?
Last edited by sprockett; 2nd September 2003 at 09:55 AM.
2nd September 2003, 10:54 AM
For me, the model don't have to be pretty or handsome, but he/she must be photogenic with unique character of their own!
A wrinkly old man/lady is very attractive to me!
Last edited by jasphotography; 2nd September 2003 at 02:00 PM.
2nd September 2003, 10:57 AM
There's one step in-between you left out, and that's MAKEUP!
The "glamour makeover" mini-studios you find everywhere seem to do a good job of making Plain Janes look great.
That said, it's nice to have good raw material to work with.
2nd September 2003, 11:00 AM
To make a good shot, you need to be good in all of these:
- photography (of course)
I am sure there are others but I feel these are the most important.
2nd September 2003, 11:02 AM
Thread moved to "General, Reviews/Previews, Technical Discussions".
2nd September 2003, 11:08 AM
2nd September 2003, 01:27 PM
i was wondering... some pple look better in real life than in makeovers. makeovers just seem to gloss over some details like deep eyes..
i dont know how to put it but i think faces look better from a single light source like the sun, as the differences in tone brings out alot in the face. if everywhere is lighted n bright like many shots i've seen, i think it looks abt weird.
2nd September 2003, 01:41 PM
Have to ask Darren about that...
Originally Posted by jOhO
2nd September 2003, 02:31 PM
Oh I forgot to mention you also need to be good in Photoshop skill. If you ever see how they use Photoshop to touch up a face shot, you would be amazed and amused, try looking at any women magazine cover photos, do you believe they are real?
Originally Posted by Astin