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Apr 19, 2016 17:21 |  #1

How do you deal with busts that look disproportionately large? Set the camera high? Increase distance? Place the client at a certain angle??

Just getting started in portraits, need advice. :)


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Apr 19, 2016 18:34 |  #2

First make sure that the client thinks she's too busty. Her thoughts about an ideal figure may not match yours. Opinions and preferences vary so much.

Then there's clothing and accessories. Dark colors above the waist, vertical accents if any. Avoid fitted tops and items that draw attention to the chest, such as long sparkly necklaces and bright buttons. Fabric should drape, not cling. Add interest above the neck with earrings, for example, or a hat or a great hairdo.

Maybe you can pose a subject so her head is well set off in the light and her torso is in front of a background that doesn't contrast much with what she's wearing.

And headshots are portraits, too.


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Apr 23, 2016 09:45 |  #3

I'm with OhLook. It seems you may be trying to change the appearance of someone without knowing if they even want that appearance changed.

If a woman is busty and wants to have that minimized then she already knows how to do it with what she wears both with undergarments and with her outer garments.

BTW, less side view and more front view always helps people with areas that stick out too far in the front, men and women alike.




  
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Apr 23, 2016 11:58 |  #4

mikeinctown wrote in post #17981947 (external link)
I'm with OhLook. It seems you may be trying to change the appearance of someone without knowing if they even want that appearance changed.

If a woman is busty and wants to have that minimized then she already knows how to do it with what she wears both with undergarments and with her outer garments.

BTW, less side view and more front view always helps people with areas that stick out too far in the front, men and women alike.


This girl didn't like the photo results. :)

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Apr 23, 2016 12:12 |  #5

icor1031v2 wrote in post #17982061 (external link)
This girl didn't like the photo results. :)

Some of them never will, because they're used to seeing themselves in a mirror with the image reversed. Try flipping the image & see if that works. ; )


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Apr 23, 2016 12:14 |  #6

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Some of them never will, because they're used to seeing themselves in a mirror with the image reversed. Try flipping the image & see it that works. ; )

I mean she didn't like her bust.. or do you mean that, too?


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Apr 23, 2016 12:19 |  #7

I'm guessing that was just the reason she gave, but I've been wrong before! ; D.


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Apr 23, 2016 12:23 |  #8

Let's see photos of these busty girls.
Then I can offer some suggestions. ;-)a


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Apr 23, 2016 12:24 |  #9

Perfectly Frank wrote in post #17982087 (external link)
Let's see photos of these busty girls.
Then I can offer some suggestions. ;-)a

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Apr 24, 2016 11:23 |  #10

Just mulling this over here . . .

Could types of distortion (extension and compression) as a result of a combination of working distance and focal length not be utilized here? For a "bust forward" shot, could compression not make the bust less pronounced? For a sideways shot, would extension make the bust less pronounced?

It works for ears and noses, so I think it might work with other features that project out from the body?


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Apr 24, 2016 11:40 |  #11

neacail wrote in post #17983218 (external link)
Just mulling this over here . . .

Could types of distortion (extension and compression) as a result of a combination of working distance and focal length not be utilized here? For a "bust forward" shot, could compression not make the bust less pronounced? For a sideways shot, would extension make the bust less pronounced?

It works for ears and noses, so I think it might work with other features that project out from the body?

Yeah, I did that and it helped a lot. Just wondering if someone has a better way of doing it than I did. (specific, not general.) ;)


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Apr 25, 2016 10:43 as a reply to  @ icor1031's post |  #12

This might not be a bad idea actually. If we see the pictures (your favorite I guess) then maybe it entirely related to pose or position.


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Apr 25, 2016 11:30 |  #13

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This might not be a bad idea actually. If we see the pictures (your favorite I guess) then maybe it entirely related to pose or position.

I was testing my lens, I didn't really care how these shots turned out.

Top is terrible (bust)

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Apr 25, 2016 12:28 as a reply to  @ icor1031's post |  #14

Why did she wear that shirt for a portrait? In #2, her pants are too tight, too. #1, besides a profile being inadvisable for this subject, your angle was too low. #3 is the most successful. This lady doesn't know how to dress for her figure. She may have gained weight without reevaluating how to look better.


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May 02, 2016 10:48 |  #15

Also her choice in hair style doesn't help. She has a round face to which she has bangs and a short layered cut, possibly the least balancing choice. Longer bangs or no bang and longer hair would elongate her facial features and blend into her torso better.


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