We can deliver top-notch portrait photography services at our London studio
Our creative professionals work on all types of imagery from photography to video while providing extremely fast turnaround times.
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- For Individuals
- Perfect For LinkedIn Or Company Websites
Couple Photo Shoots
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- Professional London Photographers
- Perfect For Getting The Images With That Special Person
Womens Photo Shoots
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- Perfect For Getting Profiles Pics For LinkedIn
- Professional Digital Backgrounds
- Very Natural Looking Finished Photographs
- Perfect For Removing Blemishes And Subtle Clean Up
Our photography services & core values
We understand the bespoke nature of every shoot yet there are some constants you can rely on when working with EyeMedia Studios. We guarantee to include a senior lifestyle/fashion photographer, top of the range camera, studio space and equipment.
Great Tips For Getting The Best Out Of Your Portrait Photoshoot Session
Keep It Simple
A good portrait can be ruined with a lot of background clutter. Our photographers always concentrate on getting the right expressions while keeping the background as simple as possible.
Preparation Is Important
Always be prepared for your photo shoot. A good idea is to contact your photographer before your photo shoot and ask any questions regarding outfits, direction and location/studio.
Composition is important. Regarding this, the rule of thirds should be applied. This deals with points of interest plus focal points and where they will be placed in a photograph.
The eyes are usually the main area of interest when it comes to portrait photography. A photograph can be impacted significantly by the direction of the eyes. So if you want a good shot, then look at the photographer. However, you can also focus on something else, as this will create a photograph that gives a sense of mystery.
Another tip is to look at a different person or something else in the room. This will provide a story within the photo and give you a second point of interest.
Lighting And Action
As for lighting, have your photographer use as many scenarios as possible because you want to find what works best. Experimenting with back-lighting, silhouetting and side-lighting can bring out or hide your features.
Also, portraits don’t look flattering when your poses aren’t natural. Think of something you enjoy while having your photograph taken, such as spending time with friends or a personal hobby.
Using Portrait Angles
When we talk about creating an excellent portrait, we often discuss composition, camera equipment and lighting. Another variable is the angle.
You should know about the different types of angles and how it can help when it comes to taking portraits. Angles can make or break your photo shoot. Some angles make people look more flattering than other angles.
There are two aspects of angles. With one being camera angle and the other being facial view, which refers to how much of the face is visible in the photo. You don’t have to recognise the term facial view to know that there is a significant visual difference between someone looking right at the camera and someone being photographed in profile.
The concepts of facial view and camera angles are simple. The hard part is understanding how so many variables can interact with one another, as well as with your poses. With that said, we will go over a few examples of various camera angles and facial views. After you read over the examples, you’ll have a better idea of how the use angles and facial views to improve your portrait shoot.
Eye Level Angle
This is the most common angle people used during photo sessions. It places the camera at eye level with the subject. The end result is usually an image that is proportionate to your head and body. It also creates a powerful connection between you and anyone viewing your portrait. Eye level angle make people look flattering, which is why everyone loves it. It also great for PR pictures and business websites.
High Camera Angle Headshot
When shooting from a high camera angle, the focus is on your face and not your body. This can provide a slimming look for people and is the most used during photo shoots. Another bonus of using the high angle is it can catch the lights in your eyes. However, this angle may not be the best choice to go for if you are very slim. Always ask the photographer to choose the best angle that suits your body shape.
Low Camera Angle Portrait
This is when the camera is placed below the eyes and the camera is tilted up. This can make anybody look taller than they are and convey authority. It also makes people look bigger than they are. This angle comes in handy for those who want to look powerful. This isn’t a flattering angle, but it is a good one for models who are not too tall and for people that have managerial positions at work or business.
When photographed full-face, means you will have your face pointing right towards the camera. Both sides of your face should be seen equally, as well as your ears. Full-face shots bring out a sense of assertiveness and confidence in a person being photographed. Also, if you do full-face shots, then make sure your eyes are looking directly into the lens.
The profile view is another type of facial view, and so are 3/4 and 2/3 views. In a 3/4 view, you only turn your face enough so one of your ears cannot be seen. While a 2/3 view is when the face is turned to the point that your nose is about to break the plane of the back cheek. If you want to do a profile portrait and keep it true, then turn your face 90 degrees.
Two-thirds Facial View
If you want your photo to convey a casual look, then choose to be photographed in a 2/3 facial view. This is the best view for candid images because your facial expressions are visible to the viewer without you looking into the camera. If you want a portrait that doesn’t feel posed, then shoot in this profile. A good photographer should be able direct you during your photo session to bring out your best angles.