Monday, May 01, 2006

Photo tips

Sooner or later I'm going to ask you to send a picture of yourself. From experience, I know the idea sends you halfway around the world looking for a reason not to send one. You don't need to hire a professional photographer. Just a follow a few of these tips offered by Kindermusik Educator and fellow blogger, Darcie Brown. She ought to know, she's married to Jason Brown, photographer, musician, and fellow blogger.

Get nice and close ... focus on the face.

Have the subject angle her body away from you ... feet pointing away, but then turn her head towards you. It's just so much more flattering to not look like someone's doing a mugshot of you.

If you're feeling really daring ... you can try standing on something so you're looking down at her and she's looking up. It's great for bringing out the eyes and minimizing any potential double chins (most women are totally paranoid about that!). You could even have her crouch down and then shoot down at her.

Have fun being a photographer for a day.

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