Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Weddings & Other Family Events 
Thread started 07 Mar 2007 (Wednesday) 19:56
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

STICKY: Slimming Posing Techniques (by popular demand)

 
thekid24
pro-zack-lee
Avatar
8,545 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Oct 2006
Location: Oklahoma City,OK
     
Mar 08, 2007 10:12 |  #16

Nice use of those techniques. And I dont know if you dodged or slightly adjusted the brides eyes but wow they really do seem to pop. Very beautiful.


flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
PRoebuck
Junior Member
24 posts
Joined Feb 2007
     
Mar 08, 2007 10:24 |  #17

Thanks..Really great stuff to know.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
jamesdean007
Senior Member
Avatar
666 posts
Joined Oct 2006
Location: Waterford, NY
     
Mar 08, 2007 10:27 |  #18

Jamie - I found the old thread, but its so much more meaningful to see it with the pictures. Thanks for taking the time to do this. It's very much appreciated.

Great job.


James - Canon 3ti, Canon 17-55 2.8 IS, Canon 85 1.8, Canon 70-300 4-5.6 IS, Grip, 580EX II,Westcott Softbox, Sto-fens

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
tony ­ fanning
Senior Member
Avatar
834 posts
Joined Jan 2006
Location: Colwyn Bay,North Wales, UK
     
Mar 08, 2007 13:42 |  #19

Do you explain to the bride why you are posing her in this way or does honesty not pay in these matters?


Regards, Tony
Gear list
Better flash technique (external link)

conwy wedding photographer (external link)
north wales wedding photograper (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Jcharro
Member
Avatar
164 posts
Gallery: 5 photos
Likes: 12
Joined Mar 2006
Location: Dallas, Texas
     
Mar 08, 2007 13:56 |  #20

Thanks allot for those techniques, I will give those a shot at my next wedding. Beautiful shots by the way.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
jamiewexler
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
2,012 posts
Likes: 6
Joined Feb 2006
Location: Grafton, MA
     
Mar 08, 2007 15:24 |  #21

Thanks everyone!

tony fanning wrote in post #2837948 (external link)
Do you explain to the bride why you are posing her in this way or does honesty not pay in these matters?

Definitely not. I want her to look at her pictures and think, "Man, I'm HOT"...


Massachusetts Wedding Photographer (external link)
My blog (external link)
my facebook (external link)
my gear

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sapearl
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
15,570 posts
Gallery: 63 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 260
Joined Dec 2005
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
     
Mar 08, 2007 15:43 |  #22

Jamie - thanks for taking the time to repost these... now I remember them, just couldn't remember where to look; d'oh!

THIS thread is pursuing a much more constructive direction than that other one. ;) I like the way you provided direction - you obviously put the bride at ease and instilled confidence. It shows in her expression.


GEAR LIST
MY WEBSITE (external link)- MY GALLERIES (external link)- MY BLOG (external link)
Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (external link) - Board

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
paul33
Senior Member
Avatar
377 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Aug 2002
Location: Peterborough, UK
     
Mar 08, 2007 15:48 as a reply to  @ sapearl's post |  #23

Maybe its just me being British but I would never dream of "re-shaping" a bride by hiding her behind the groom or shooting at such an angle that 90% of her body is missing.

How do you know the bride isn't proud of the way she looks ? Surely the groom is marrying her for how she really is rather than how we can re-design her using clever photographic techniques.

Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the science here and can applaud the technique but ...... it doesn't sit right with me at all !!!


Nene Digital Wedding Photography (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mrslevite
Member
Avatar
135 posts
Joined Jul 2006
     
Mar 08, 2007 16:29 |  #24

paul33 wrote in post #2838578 (external link)
Maybe its just me being British but I would never dream of "re-shaping" a bride by hiding her behind the groom or shooting at such an angle that 90% of her body is missing.

How do you know the bride isn't proud of the way she looks ? Surely the groom is marrying her for how she really is rather than how we can re-design her using clever photographic techniques.

Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the science here and can applaud the technique but ...... it doesn't sit right with me at all !!!

As a full-figured photographer, I would love to be photographed using these posing techniqes and some of my 'assets' hidden.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
jamiewexler
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
2,012 posts
Likes: 6
Joined Feb 2006
Location: Grafton, MA
     
Mar 08, 2007 16:38 |  #25

Paul - you definitely have a valid point - but I think that your outlook is the exception, not the norm. And there are plenty of photos throughout the day that capture everyone as they really are ;)


Massachusetts Wedding Photographer (external link)
My blog (external link)
my facebook (external link)
my gear

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Andrea_Leigh3
Mostly Lurking
15 posts
Joined Aug 2006
     
Mar 08, 2007 16:47 as a reply to  @ post 2836865 |  #26

Great tips & a very beautiful bride. I am photographing a wedding in May and both the B&G are full figured. Do you have any tips?




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
paul33
Senior Member
Avatar
377 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Aug 2002
Location: Peterborough, UK
     
Mar 08, 2007 17:35 |  #27

jamiewexler wrote in post #2838868 (external link)
Paul - you definitely have a valid point - but I think that your outlook is the exception, not the norm.

Not in my experience over here but maybe it is a different culture I'm working within !!!


Nene Digital Wedding Photography (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
jessiper
EEK! I don't want a title anymore!
Avatar
2,067 posts
Joined Aug 2006
Location: Portland, OR USA
     
Mar 08, 2007 17:40 |  #28

They may be fine w/how they look, but I doubt they'd want to look bigger than they are, which can happen in a photo, even w/a skinny person. So, it's good to keep tips like Jamie's in mind while photographing anyone who isn't stick thin (then you'd be thinking of ways to make them not look like a skeleton).


*Gear: 5D Mark II, 2 5D's, 30D, 85mm 1.8, 50mm 1.4, 24mmL 1.4, 45mm TS-E, 16-35mmL 2.8 II, 70-200L 2.8 IS, 100mm 2.8 macro, 15mm 2.8 fisheye, 580EXII, 580EX, 430EX, AB 800, AB Ring flash, lots of PW's, stands, umbrellas, etc.
Oregon wedding photographer (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Scott_Quier
Senior Member
888 posts
Joined Jul 2006
Location: Newport News, VA
     
Mar 09, 2007 07:37 |  #29

This has been/will be a very useful thread for me. I have six signed contracts (just starting out and I'm stoked!). The brides nearly cover the complete spectrum (don't have size 0 - yet).

The first bride I signed is easily a size 6 and very cute. The last one I signed is very attractive and quite full-bodied.

I'm thinking I will shoot to reveal reality as well as using the techniques outlined by Jamie and let the bride determine which she likes best.


Scott
Operation: Love Reunited (external link)
Check out my blog (external link) Gear List

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Hassan2285
Senior Member
Avatar
264 posts
Joined Dec 2005
Location: Atlanta, Ga
     
Mar 09, 2007 07:48 |  #30

Seem like a really nice couple, espicially since they were willing to work with you, even though its raining.

and they seem so delightful.


5D
580EX
Canon 24-70mm L F2.8
Canon 50mm 1.8 MkII
Hoping to add more soon

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

226,122 views & 8 likes for this thread
Slimming Posing Techniques (by popular demand)
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Weddings & Other Family Events 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is Andylangs
822 guests, 395 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6430, that happened on Dec 03, 2017

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.