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Hi folks
Has anyone got any tips tricks illustrations on photographing thin & fat people together in poses so they dont look silly?

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Tilt-shift lens?

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eddarr wrote in post #6235603external link
Tilt-shift lens?

Eric, that is so damn funny :lol:

Eddy, sorry I have no ideas.....

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Short light for the fat butterfly or broad if possible for the thin...

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In all seriousness you may have more luck if you are able to control the wardrobe. Use vertical and horizontal strips as well as light and dark colors to give the illusion of width and height.

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Make sure the prosperous one is turned to their side with a shoulder facing the lens and have twiggy face you head on.

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Put the skinny person in front of the fat one.

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Last two suggestions I think cover it. It's a good question to work with too.

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To elaborate on the Hoff's comment, don't necessarily turn the fat person sideways completely, but turn them at at least a 45 degree angle to you: that's something you want to do with normal sized people anyways, because straight-on shots will make people look fat, whether they are or not.

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bieber wrote in post #6237566external link
Put the skinny person in front of the fat one.

Boy I can second this one. At a recent family gathering we took the typical family photo. Well, one of the more prosperous members was front and center and in pink no less. Very unflattering photo I must say.

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^Yup. Remember when I was in a studio some newb placed people wherever. Let's just say a few folks disappeared from the photo.

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bieber wrote in post #6237566external link
Put the skinny person in front of the fat one.

However if you reverse this (with the skinny person looking over the other's shoulder with only their head showing), the fat/thin contrast won't be there.:lol:

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shoot a little bit higher than you normally would to get rid of the double chin a bit...

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And again the right lighting could help to.

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I'm sorry, but this made me think about the rhyme:

"Fatty and skinny went to bed,"

Thanks for the chuckle!

How about both laying down facing the camera? Of on bellies, head to head, looking at the camera.

Both leaning out from behind (tree, wall, cake)?

Optical illusion it: two chairs, same design/pattern. One larger, one smaller. Put thin one in small chair in front, the corpulent one in the larger chair, behind.

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