LONDON PHOTOGRAPHER TIPS FOR MENS PHOTO SHOOTS
TAKING PICTURES OF MEN IS VERY SIMILAR TO PHOTOGRAPHING WOMEN – OR IS IT?
The latest research shows that the most important factor that attracts a woman to a man is his overall sense of style – more than his handsome face, height, or anything else. This little bit of info makes it easier for our London photographer when it comes to photographing a man. In fact, our photographers have some control here because they all come from strong fashion backgrounds.
What You’ll Learn In This Guide
Tips On How To Pose
What To Expect
A photographer can control the elements that lead to the appearance of his/her subject. Even if a man is wearing not the ideal clothes, the photographer can help the subject achieve a style that is more modern, flattering, and attractive. So many photographers these days only focus on the face of the subject and completely forget about the styling of the subject. But that is what is really going to get noticed in the photograph.
You do not need an elaborate wardrobe to get great photographs of yourself. Just a few simple outfits that fit well and are ready to shoot. No creases or stains on your outfits.
MEET OUR EXPERT
LONDON PHOTOGRAPHER – BILL GIDDA
Our London photographer Bill Gidda has over 20 years experience in the fashion and music industry and has photographed all over the world including North America, Asia and Europe. Bill is also the founder of EyeMedia Studios and brings his vast amount of knowledge to photo shoots.
The photographer should know what to highlight when photographing a man. It is important to light and pose the subject so that the best features are expressed in the photograph. Your portrait photographer needs to know what strikes the most about his/her subject.
EyeMedia Studios always welcomes when a client can send a couple of photos beforehand so that we can better prepare for the session. This is a great way for us to learn about the best features of the client before the photoshoot. This can have a big impact on your lighting, camera angles, the styling of the shoot, and even retouching.
HERE ARE SOME TIPS AND THINGS TO EXPECT ON YOUR PHOTOSHOOT
Breaking The Ice – Whatever type of photo shoot you have, make sure to make light conversation with the photographer. This type of friendly conversation is important for you to relax
which is essential for a great photo.
Know what you want – If you want a portrait photograph, make sure you are aware of the objective of the photo. Do you want to look sexy, friendly, professional, trustworthy or tough? How are the photographs going to be used? Make sure the photographer is directing you in the right way to achieve the look you want.
Be in your Element – If there is time and resources, you can take a few shots of something you really enjoy doing. If you play guitar, have a few shots with your favorite guitar or anything that comes to mind.
Keep Active – Some guys may be nervous on their photo shoot and you might start looking a bit stiff on your shots. You need to try a variety of poses to loosen up. If there are other people in the shoot, you can engage with the them in some of the poses. You can adjust your posture from standing to sitting or vice versa. Remove your jacket and hold it in a few different poses. Try to relax in both ways – visually and internally.
Have A Good Posture – The posture is one of the most important things when it comes to male portrait photography. You should look masculine in the picture. Place your shoulders back, tighten the abdomen and the chest up. These postures are essential for a good male photograph.
Looking Past The Camera – Make sure to have a few shots looking past the camera instead of directly into the camera. Since the eyes are important to communicate what you are currently feeling, looking away can give it that candid feel.
IF YOU ONLY HAVE ONE OPPORTUNITY FOR MAKING A LASTING IMPRESSION, MAKE YOUR PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOT COUNT.
Would you like to learn more? Get in touch with us or check our Professional Headshots London photo shoots out to learn what we can do to help make your first impression the right one with a professional headshot!