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How do you flatter a bigger nose?

 
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Jul 25, 2011 20:30 |  #1

what should I look to do to minimize a wider nose? Just wondering if anyone has any tips on how the model should pose (head down/up sideways etc or an an angle I should shoot them?




  
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Jul 25, 2011 20:34 |  #2

Long lens, flat lighting - I'd say more but thats based on what I've read (been looking at alot of portraiture and posing books lately)


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Jul 25, 2011 21:18 |  #3

+1

The Pinocchio Effect. If your subject’s nose is a touch too large for his or her face, simply pose the model in such a way that the model looks toward the camera so that the length of the nose is masked. Also, a long lens can help to flatten features such as a long nose. Avoid profiles. Avoid lighting angles that cast large shodows from it.




  
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Jul 25, 2011 21:36 |  #4

thanks for those tips. I wasn't clear as most people assume a big nose is long. How would one deal with a wider nose?




  
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Jul 25, 2011 21:38 |  #5

Same thing - shadows will define the nose, so keep em out of the picture. Take pictures from the side as well.


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Jul 25, 2011 21:43 as a reply to  @ kjonnnn's post |  #6

For a wider nose, use lighting that places part of the nose in shadow, such as side lighting. Vary the fill contrast as necessary.


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Jul 26, 2011 14:30 |  #7

Take photos of their hands and feet. ;-)a


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Aug 10, 2011 23:09 as a reply to  @ Gatorboy's post |  #8

Photoshop ;)


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Aug 11, 2011 11:08 |  #9

As an add on question, how do you TAKE pictures with a big nose?


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Aug 11, 2011 11:10 |  #10

Higgs Boson wrote in post #12916638 (external link)
As an add on question, how do you TAKE pictures with a big nose?

Live View ;)


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Aug 11, 2011 15:37 |  #11

pwm2 wrote in post #12916653 (external link)
Live View ;)

:lol::lol::lol::lol:

that's a broad question. Normal portrait photography with the changes that have been suggested. Not sure what you're asking.


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Aug 26, 2011 01:53 |  #12

Higgs Boson wrote in post #12916638 (external link)
As an add on question, how do you TAKE pictures with a big nose?

Can't tell you how many gallons of nose grease i've wiped off my LCD in the past years. Wish I had that much grease for when I was processing film :D


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Aug 26, 2011 05:17 |  #13

ashiundar wrote in post #13001926 (external link)
Can't tell you how many gallons of nose grease i've wiped off my LCD in the past years. Wish I had that much grease for when I was processing film :D

Just in case you young digital whippersnappers missed that reference...when making enlargements from scratched film in the darkroom, it was possible to temporarily fill in the scratches by wiping a bit of grease from your nose and rubbing it into the negative.


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Dec 18, 2011 04:32 as a reply to  @ RDKirk's post |  #14

I remember those days very well, but I preferred to use the formulated equivalent of Edwal No-Scratch. It just seemed less oooky than "nose grease", but the nose grease worked quite well in a pinch (forgive the pun)! :lol:


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