This is the beautiful Jayme Langford. I think this was the third or fourth time we shot together. We definitely had a connection when it came to shooting. I would think about how I wanted her to move next, and she would do it without me saying a word. She clearly understands my aesthetic and my intentions in creating artistic images.
When aiming for artistic photographs, I primarily shoot nudes; I am known for it. It is nude photography that has other photographers attend my workshops to learn my style and methods. It is rare to have images of my art that I can safely share on social media. Yesterday going through some of my photoshoots looking for photographs for my new website, I came across this photo of Jayme. It is “safe” to share! Jayme and I have so many amazing images I was happy to find one that I could post.
Everything about being in front of the camera comes naturally for Jayme. For example, she knows to point the edge of her hand toward the camera because she is holding her hand in her hair. This prevents the hand from looking unnaturally large. We really don’t think of our hands as large, but if you hold your hand open next to your head facing a mirror, palm toward the mirror, you will see what I mean. I never have to tell Jayme to angle her body away from the lens. This keeps her looking slim instead of having her body square to the camera, making anyone appear larger than they would like. Having your hips turned to the left or right of the camera and then turning your torso toward the camera is a flattering pose you should keep in mind.
Jayme’s connection is perfect. This is because she likes me. It is essential to be a likable photographer who makes the model feel safe liked and cared for in return. When having your photo taken either professionally or with a cell phone, like the person taking your picture. Even if you don’t know them like them unless they give you a reason not to. If in your head you are thinking I don’t like the way I look in photos, you won’t like how you look in that photo. Thoughts like that are not attractive. But you will always like your picture if you think that you like the person taking your photo.
Ok, I went on a bit of a rant. Good tips, though, so keep them in mind.
Here are the details of the shot: Taken with my Canon 85mm f/1.2 L series lens set at f/2.0, 1/80 sec, ISO 400.
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