Body Language in Photography Explained | Kasia Banasiak | Skillshare

Body Language in Photography Explained

Kasia Banasiak, Photographer and mix-media artist

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7 Lessons (11m)
    • 1. INTRO

      1:45
    • 2. Unit1

      1:24
    • 3. Unit2

      1:01
    • 4. Unit3

      1:23
    • 5. Unit4

      1:13
    • 6. Unit5

      3:04
    • 7. Class Project

      1:04

About This Class

 In this lesson, I will talk about body language and facial expressions. How to direct posing person to get the effects you want. We all subconsciously send signals to others, I will teach you how to find the best poses for different types of people.

     In this lesson, we will focus on female posing basics.  I will point out the difference between flattering poses and those distracting one.  I will also teach you how to pose your subject to make the picture more dynamic.

    

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model: Xiaolu Guo

music by Andrew Sack

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Transcripts

1. INTRO: Hi. Welcome back. My name is Kasha and I'm a freelance photographer with eight years of experience. Have graduated on New York Institute of Photography, causing professional photography. In my lessons, I would like to teach you useful techniques and how to apply them. This'll Essen is the second part to my previous lesson. How to make anyone look their best in a picture. I was talking about head positioning. Setting up the light and the camera angle have also explained importance of colors surrounding your subject. In this lesson, I will talk about body language and the face expressions how to diet the person to get effects you want. You also consciously sent signals to others and I will explain what they actually mean. I will teach you how to find the best poses for different types of people. In this lesson, we will focus on female opposing basics. I will point out the differences between flattering poses on those destructive ones. I will also teach you how to pose. You're subject to make picture more dynamic, so that has a date and click and roll bottom. And I see you inside 2. Unit1: always but always make your model away off, not flattening her arms or legs. What I mean by flooding arms or legs is keeping arms too close to the body and putting body weight on thighs were sitting. For example, most of the times, no matter how slim the pace in this, when they keep the arms too close to the body, it will make them appear bigger and not proportional to the body. It's especially useful for women with bigger arms. As you can see, the difference is huge. Ask your model toe. Always try to keep the arms away from the body if they will not quite get what you mean. You can always demonstrate few examples which we're gonna talk about in next. Unions with Same applies to fais. However, they should be kept a little bit off the bench while sitting. You can achieve that by asking your model to raise the feet level little bit 3. Unit2 : several applies, touching the face bowling on hands while posing. If you will direct your model to gently touch her face only on her hands, mentioned that she should only pretend reason. Why is because if she will touch the face, it will look more like a dog egg, not a gentle touch. The same. If she were actually believing on their hands, it will flat on the chine and will give a sense of tiredness rather than incense. It will also apply if your model will keep her hand up overhead. 4. Unit3: way spoke a little bit about a static part off the body language. I would like to tell you about symbols. Yes, even if we don't realize our body language send signals and others will perceive them in a certain way. For example, vessel stretching out appears more powerful, seems more energetic or enthusiastic. It gives you sense of excitement. The Moon Express by this action is very energetic. And on the opposite side, when the person has close to a body language, it gives sense off powerlessness to better explain that I will give you examples powerful poses you can use to express joy, happiness, power, etcetera. With powerless poses, you can express incense, powerlessness, sadness, melancholy but also loving. Okay, a person with more close up for the language abuse. Often this stance, when more open body language is welcoming 5. Unit4 : Now, when you have learned about visual aspects off some actions on, you have a rough idea about what message we send out there. I will tell you how to make teachers more dynamic. When you ask your model, touch her face or put her hand on her hips. Try to direct it in a symmetrical way. Tried to create angles with your subject. One hand lower, other one higher. I'm spend one leg band, other straight, a tetra. It will give dynamics into your image on the other side. If your model will pose in a symmetrical way, it will give a viewer sense off. Powerful, stable, strong image decision is yours. These are just inspirations you can use, but it's important that posing is appropriate to the message he wants to send. 6. Unit5 : Finally, after learning about visual aspect of posing the message we send to others with our body language dynamism off the poses in this unit, we are going to talk about face expressions. I would give you a few tips how to get results you want. First of all, the work starts before even the shooting day. Yes, it does, but not yours. Who is then your models. If the person you are goingto photograph house not much of experience, ask them before hands to keep practicing face expressions in front of the mirror, for example. Angry, happy Saad surprised, contemplating thinking and even playing. That's about a week before the shoot also explained importance off the contribution. Why is it important? It will help you more will be aware off their own expressions. So when you will ask them to imagine and look sad, for example, it will be easier for them to remind themselves how they really look like in the mirror when they Assad It would be much easier for them to express it this way. It will give you more natural expressions instead of person trying to figure out how they look like and if the expressions right we're shooting. Ask your model to imagine that she sat, for example, direct if necessary, to achieve more really effect. Try to capture what you are trying to express. I would advise to take quite a few pictures. It's a digital era, and it doesn't cost a fortune to develop your pictures anymore. As a photographer, you should be multitasking. You need to remember about technical aspect of photograph, but also, when working with people need to have a control over expression. It'll keep an eye on details such as fat arms, dead fish expression, the message you are sending over all last step off choosing the correct expressions. They see the post production. I always leave my images to stay away from me for about a week or even two, so I forget how they look like I have more fresh opinion about them later on, once you open them again in a few weeks time, try to Big does which express what you are trying to say, but the same time are technically the best possible 7. Class Project: This is it. You know now some basics off Posey and face expressions. It is also about communication with your model. Don't be shy to tell them to change poses and direct them. In fact, most people have worked with said they feel more confident when they are being told what to do. You. The class project. I would like you to take pictures off someone or yourself. Right down. Please. What you are trying to express and what techniques opposes did you use to achieve it? Everyone have the on style. Maybe this lesson will inspire you to come up with your own solutions to achieve a desirable effect. There's no rules for good photographs. There are only good photographs. So I do encourage you to experiment and stay creative. Can't wait for your projects.