You'll be surprised how too many subjects don't know the basics even, and call themselves mollers.
Also togs should know their craft, and also how to get the best out of the subjects, if they are to excell in what they do, and even if thier chosen craft is specialising in XMM. You have legions of bad XMM hooters, and very few really good XMM hooters.
actually for portraits, blurred backgrd is better
EDIT: your clothing is kinda crumpled, could have been straightened out a little before the picture was taken
/arm chair critic mode off
Last edited by vonlichenstein; 13th January 2009 at 01:14 AM.
It is such a quiet thing to fall,
But far more terrible is to admit it
blurred bg makes u stand out more
It just takes work on both the subject's and tog's sides.
Search hard enough and you'll find very detailed modelling/posing guides. One I remember even looks at anatomy. Show/teach subjects the basic poses, and get them to practise in front of a mirror. DO test shoots and refine till they have at least a few basic poses, then get them to learn variations.
Meanwhile, learn how to light or use natural light with those basic poses, and most importantly, learn how to communicate with the subject. Once all the technicalities have been mastered, the success of a hoot hinges on how well the tog communicates weef the subject.