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In this photography tutorial, you will learn How to Shoot a Model Portfolio.
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Male: Can you introduce yourself to us?
Marcia: Marcia, Marcia Lee.
Male: Okay, why are you here?
Marcia: I’m here to photo shoot for my portfolio and also for my headshots.
Male: Okay, now I’ve shot you before.
Male: And I guess from the January, February this year.
Male: So it was about 12 months ago, right? So you came back to me, what’s one thing you look for the photographer that makes you come back to the same photographer?
Marcia: Well, with you, it was your lighting. I’m dark skinned and you caught my complexion perfectly. And that’s maybe why I can’t.
Male: So you have a problem with the past where photographers when I need to get your skin the right color.
Marcia: Well, I mean it something that happens and the details just feel like you hated on, for me.
Male: That’s good. What do you with the pictures?
Marcia: I used them for my portfolio and I also use them for headshots so my easy Denmark is send to whomever or whatever in terms of dancing all enacting, there drawing or whatever.
Male: Okay. Tiffany is here on to make up. What do you doing at this exactly moment Tiffany?
Tiffany: I’m just applying some lashes using a dual adhesive so we’ll apply them so her lashes don’t come out. And then after that, I’m just going to line up withhold all the black, carving my eye shadow just to hide a little bit of the white glue there, and make it adhere better to lashes.
Male: Do you have to modify what you do for each person’s skin like she mentioned her complexion is dark? Do you have to modify what you do for her versus maybe a Latino model that might have a lighter skin color?
Tiffany: Yes, definitely depending on skin texture. The texture of the skin and how the light and shine in a different lighting that you use. That is for example, it’s a bit natural. I think all those things that’s we count and then I think a mixture and I kind of split together that way.
Male: What do you think are the things that you want to shoot in a model as you don’t want over direct the model? Does it give too much direction, too much instruction? Sometime if you just make people nervous is so confusing, so a lot of times I just want to go on her own for me which is what she’s doing now.
By doing this, it gives me an idea also what her style is. How is she focused? What are the strong points is whatever we posed, what do I have to work with if not understanding of how she portraying the pose.
Now I’m going to be directing her a little bit on this part of the session, but again I can’t direct her to the point that I make her nervous and uncomfortable. I can’t keep going, move your left shoulder two inches to the right and so on and so forth because it’s just make her nervous. That’s going to give us some general directions so that she can get the best poses from her own particular body. Let’s try the most like in walking. The chances are make the legs long, put the left foot in front just like that, good.
Now keep that pose first, just work your shoulders a little bit like that. You’ll go in that direction and then open the body of choice and when you turn your right shoulder to me now like that, so that’s two. We have there and go back to and were just like that, do both of those and work expression. Sometimes you smile, sometimes you don’t smile okay.
Here we go, we’re going to be doing about six shots out of this, good. Go back to this now. I’ll bring this to make it work. That’s it, perfect stay right there. Put the hands, touch the face, calm down like this, that’s good just like that. Right up again, see that’s a nice you made your body and try your left chin you go and looking on this especially like this just there. Lift chin high and tilt your head, more smile, passion a little bit more. Smile bigger, make your smile like that.
This is another look with Marcia and the lighting set up is as just follows, it’s four bytes now. We have one here with the blue gel. It’s lighting up the background. Another light here that’s lighting up our blue background it has a blue gel on it as well, and the main lighting is coming from two umbrellas one here and one here, so it’s really simple lighting even though it’s four lights. To me it’s the simplest lighting that we’re doing today.
Good, keep on smiling with the smile sometimes with expression. Sometimes don’t look at the camera, look down at yourself or look at you alright if you have suggestions in terms like that. Sometimes look down at yourself down at your shoulder like you’re admiring your body and then it’s going to speak to camera. So off you don’t those away with your own body and the camera go, so one of these. The expression on the face, good let’s do this right here and I’ll go across drop it, just like a tantrum. Now, I like that good.
See it now, good just like that okay. Marcia, chest up and in, curve value up this one drop it all over now, good, just like that. Now look straight to the camera, keep it as strong as you can. Let’s keep this on head straight to camera, change this one, let’s put it on the head, good. I think we will catch you at the camera like that. And the hand is on the neck, very sensual on the neck but don’t grab too hard. Now, it would be very delicate. If you want you can bring it back with the shot. You can keep it on the shoulder. Good. Let me change with that left hand, that’s it right there. That is a very good expression, good.
Marcia: So this is the end of it. I just want to say thanks for checking me out. You can see more of my work on myspace.com/marciam137 or you also check me at my user name Marcia Meade and my last name is Meade. Thank you so much for checking me again and I hope to give one second, bye.