Portraits of People

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  1. Dew

    Dew TPF Noob!

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    im curious ... when u take portraits of people in a "studio" that you dont know (or even know for that matter) ... how do u get them to loosen up?


    i always get them to tell me a story ... they tend to loosen up and forget about the camera .. unless i want them "posed" :lol:


    how do u loosen them up?
     
  2. metroshane

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    Music. Since I typically do deco glamour I put on some moody swing jazz music.
     
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    Scotch would work for me! (a single malt for preference)
     
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    ah yes mrsid, i smile a lagavulin smile.
     
  5. MDowdey

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    yeah im thinking heavy barbituates.... im sorry, uncalled for. music is good, joking is always good.

    md
     
  6. mrsid99

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    I see Motcon has taste in Scotch!
    I was introduced to Glenfiddich when in Aberdeen a few years back (over 30 to be precise!) and I've stayed with it ever since but there's no such thing as a bad Scotch anyway.
     
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    I was told...

    Sometimes it takes a half roll before the model shows natural emotion.
     
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    Back to the thread......as voodoocat mentions it takes some time to get a model "warmed up" and I've heard tales of lots of fake shots being taken, also cameras without film....or was that at the local bar?
     
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    i always meet with the person a few days before a shoot and just chat about the person, about expectations, etc. by the time the shoot day arrives, we're conversational and relaxed.
     

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