Portraits of People

Dew

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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?
 

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

md
 

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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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