Lurkers Unite! - Assignment #3
Elizabeth - yellow.rose.of.canada
Marie - DrakePlusOne
Amanda - Muddee
Jill - Jillie Bean
Jess - Omrithekat
Lynsey - RedCherry
Full body shots
With a head shot, it's fairly easy to make your subject to stand out. That's why it seems pretty easy to take those types of shots when you're starting out. One common mistake that early photographers make is not taking enough full body images. There's a lot more to work around, making it a bit harder to "make it work".
So lets go out and try some full body shots for this next assignment. Here are a few pointers:
- Watch your backgrounds. It's easy to get distractions in the image.
- Don't be afraid to use a long focal length, even if you have to stand pretty far away from your subject. A longer focal length will create background compression, and make your subject stand out better than a shorter focal length.
- Try for some with your subject standing, and some with your subject sitting.
I will be pretty much unplugged until the 1st. Feel free to go ahead and post your results, though. I'll CC them when I return! Have fun!