How to pose hands without making people feel stupid :: Part 1
A lot of the suggestions below will sound a little kookie – there’s no need to labour the imagery, a few choice words will help the session flow naturally without lapsing into comical performances. JUMP TO PART 2 HERE
#1 Along the jaw line
#2 Soft hands
Telling a story without words requires trust. Asking your friend to place their hands in trite pose is a leap of faith. Even if you know it will make a killer shot. On the other hand everyone, including you, have made shadow puppets with their hands when growing up. Quickly remind your friend how to make a fluttering butterfly and rest the hands slightly under the chin. If the hands start to look stiff, suggest they flutter the wings slightly to ensure soft, layered fingers.
I hope you find these tips helpful and that your next natural portrait session in London is a hoot. I’d love to know which tip you think is the most helpful, your thoughts on the blog and all things photographic! I’ll be posting more ideas next week, see you again. Mandy
For more advice on natural portrait sessions or to book a natural portrait by a London photographer, get in touch and I’ll be happy to help.