During my portraits workshop model, the question that often arises is how to get a good composition. For starters, there are a few rules that can help, such as one-third rule (rule of thirds), patterns, shapes, frames / frames, and other perspectives.
In this photo, the light in the background are chandeliers leads to the model, as well as the reflection of light from the bottom toward the model. Lighting also helped shape the face and body model. His face and arms look more gaunt models.
This time I will give you some tips on how to make the composition better by avoiding common mistakes. One of the mistakes that I often encounter is the space above the head too much.
1. When the area at the top of the head of the model is to support and shape the atmosphere photos, then it is okay. But if not, should not have let most of the space above the model’s head.
2. For the tall photographer, do not forget to align the lens according to the height model with slightly bent knees. When you are in the photo is a close-up photo (head and shoulders photo) then align it with the nose, when the composition is 1/2 the body, align the chest, when the composition of the body, align the waist. If not aligned, then the model will look shorter than it really is. Conversely, if too low, the model will look taller and the bottom of the model (legs, hips) will look bigger.
3. It is very important that attention to the background. Do not just centered model, but watch the background. Often there is something in the background that disturb, such as electricity poles, wires, the people that are running, and so on. If the background is distracting and lure people’s attention, you should choose another angle or move the location.
4. Lighting is important in the composition of the picture, avoid frontal light is shining directly onto the model’s face, because the lighting of the future will make the face and the picture looks two-dimensional model or a light source placed slightly laterally so that the shadow falls to the face shape to look three-dimensional face.