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How we define the art of body language from a model to a fashion photographer

Sometimes a fashion photographer insists on reducing everything that has to do with our photographs to an artistic level. But there is actually a lot of science in all of it. A useful photo is not pretty or ugly, it is a photo that just works.
What is a pose? Do you know what your good pose is? In the end, as I always say, the essence of a good portrait is in a photograph that engages and shows naturalness to the director of a casting or agency. But what if that good pose or that powerful photograph were a directly coded message for a less rational brain? Today I want to talk to you about body language, micro expressions and how to generate feelings with the posture of your body. Micro expressions: a whole world to discover. Our brain trusts gestures before words. There are studies that say that the language of our body is 14 times more trusted than the spoken word. That means, we look at what we see before what we hear.

Why? Simply because gestures take us much longer in our lives than language. And we have been training our brain and learning to recognize emotions and dangers from expressions before learning to speak. Even if we don't want to, in that ocean of gestures that make up our face, there are tiny facial expressions that reveal our emotions. And that only a portrait, fashion or advertising photographer is capable of realizing it when it comes to capturing it. Thus, a slight movement of the eyelids can transform an expression of sincerity into falsehood. Learning to control micro expressions is key to having a good portrait to show. These imperceptible movements are known as micro expressions.

And knowing how to handle them well is one of the arts of acting, especially when we talk about being in front of a camera. Yes, believe me, that fake smile can be seen from afar. If we talk about portraits and looks ... I have to talk about smiles. No, I have not gone crazy. But if I want to convey happiness with a smile, you must pay attention to the muscles around the eyes, and the gaze. Falsifying an emotion is very complicated, almost impossible I would say, only within the reach of the best actors / actresses. But you must learn to really feel that emotion so that the portrait appears natural and manages to transmit all the strength we seek.

The look should look authentic, but your jaw shouldn't be too tight. Well, it will generate some rejection and appear an insincere person. Your portrait must convey very good vibes, a sincere smile that is capable of transmitting happiness. Through a relaxed expression and a direct gaze. You should not be intimidated by the camera, you should learn to look at the camera and not at the target. Your eyes must transmit happiness and not tension, just as your jaw cannot give off nervousness, you must try your best sincere smile. My best advice is clear: if you are not very smiling or it does not come naturally ... forget about saying cheese, potato or any other silly word. Never smile forced, it will be the worst.

The power of the gaze in a portrait
As with happiness and a smile, when something really interests us (be it a person, a conversation, a project, ...) our body, our face and, especially, our gaze They fill with micro expressions: We close our eyes very slightly. We tighten the lower eyelid muscle. We change the shape of our eyes, to put the focus on the camera. It is important not to fall into laziness, boredom or fear when doing the photo session. No matter how beautiful the photograph is, it is our face that will give us away to a casting director or agency.

Imagine that then you put that photo on your favorite social network: maybe there are people who are rejected by your profile because, simply, their brain has told them that you are looking at them with boredom. But how do I position the body for a portrait? Returning to body language, for fashion photography, portraiture and advertising, the pose we adopt in our portrait will transmit dozens of coded messages to whoever is looking at it. Our torso contains our organs, and it is one of our most vulnerable parts. For this reason, the angle of rotation with which we face the camera can help us convey certain sensations. Front to camera

Placing yourself completely from the front and with your arms away from your chest is the maximum expression of security that we can transmit. Our body completely transmits that we feel comfortable, safe and powerful in front of who we have in front of us, with which you manage to demonstrate reliability and confidence. Other photographers may have told you that you should never get 100% front of the camera. And what I just told you doesn't fit you. The truth is that, although it is the best pose to generate confidence, it is an aesthetic challenge because our brain will try to find symmetry in a frontal photo. However, it is very likely that our body or face are not 100% symmetrical, which generates involuntary rejection visually speaking.

But that is a factor that any professional who runs a casting or an agency has. That is why it is more important to maintain that pose and build confidence. Turning the torso Generally, as we turn the body, we will go from a position of power to a defensive position. But a slight twist will correct the search for symmetry while maintaining the security of the pose. What ingredients should our photography have then: Slight turn of the body Open arms, without covering the torso: trust and reliability Head slightly turned, to look at the camera: in this way we will generate connection with the viewer. Slightly lopsided face: which will convey a friendly attitude.

In the end, with a simple pose we can transmit many sensations and make our photography the first step in our strategy before a casting or agency.
How we define the art of body language from a model to a fashion photographer Revisado por elcidop en 22:01 Clasificación: 5

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