is there a book or a webpage to learn how shoot physical defects?

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mantra
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is there a book or a webpage to learn how shoot physical defects?
Apr 1, 2012

hi

i'm looking for a book or a web resource to learn how avoid or reduce physical/visage defects , like a light squinting, strabism ,or squinting or for example double chin , or a light crooked nose

in short how reduce the impact of face/visage defects during shooting

i would appreciate it alot

thanks in advance
cheers

macbob3
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Re: is there a book or a webpage to learn how shoot physical defects?
In reply to mantra, Apr 2, 2012

Author Jeff Smith has covered this fairly well in his book "Corrective Lighting and Posing Techniques for Portrait Photographers"

Pretty good book with lots of images and descriptions.

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mantra
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Re: is there a book or a webpage to learn how shoot physical defects?
In reply to macbob3, Apr 2, 2012

macbob3 wrote:

Author Jeff Smith has covered this fairly well in his book "Corrective Lighting and Posing Techniques for Portrait Photographers"

Pretty good book with lots of images and descriptions.

thanks a lot!
very interesting!

on amazon i found different edition , is the Third Edition, Third edition the last?

thanks
cheers

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RPC92026
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Here are some very quick tips...
In reply to mantra, Apr 2, 2012

These tips won't make you an expert but might help you out a bit...

FACIAL ISSUES - PORTRAIT CORRECTIONS

BLEMISHES OR SCARS
• Shadow problem areas
• reposition
CHIN , DOUBLE
• Raise the main light
• Tilt chin upward
• Use a high camera position
• Stretch neck
• Lean head toward camera
EARS , LARGE
• 3/4 pose
• Only show one ear
• Shadow second ear
EYES, BLINKING
• Time shot after subject blinks
EYES, DEEP SET
• Light into eyes
• Lower Main Light
• Lower light ratio
EYES, DIFFERENT SIZED
• Largest eye close to camera, other in shadow
• Largest eye away creates evening effect
EYES, EYE GLASS WEARERS
• Shoot with empty frames
• Position glasses away from lights
• Bring lights in from very high, or bounce off ceiling
• Use small light source
EYES, PROTRUDING
• Have subject look downward
FACE, BAD COMPLEXION – FEMALE
• Proper make up can cover some problems
• Diffuse image
FACE, BROAD, ROUND OR FAT
• Raise the camera position
• Use short lighting
• Turn the face at a 3/4 position
FACE, NARROW
• Lower the main light
• Use broad lighting.
FACE, THIN
• Pose model facing the camera
FACE, WRINKLED
• Use diffused frontal lighting
• Lower the main light
• Use a 3/4 pose.
FACE, DEFFECTS
• Scars/birthmarks keep hidden on the shadowed side of face
• reposition
FOREHEAD, PROMINENT
• Tilt chin upward
• Lower camera position.
HAIR, BALDNESS
• Lower camera position
• Blend the top of the head with the background.
HAIR, DARK
• Check to make sure that background doesn't merge with hair
• Restyle if necessary.
HEAVYSET FIGURE-
• Use short lighting, use low key lighting,
• Dark clothing
• Blend body with background tone.
JAW, SQUARE
• 3/4 pose, higher camera angle
NARROW CHIN
• Tilt chin upward.
NOSE, ANGULAR
• Minimize feature by turning the face directly toward the lens.
NOSE, BIG
• Raise chin slightly
• Pose nose straight into lens
NOSE, LONG
• Tilt chin upward, position face directly toward lens
• lower the main light
• lower camera position.
NOSE, SMALL
• Pose nose at an angle to camera

Best of luck - I hope some of these help!
--
Richard

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mantra
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Re: Here are some very quick tips...
In reply to RPC92026, Apr 3, 2012

wow
thanks a lot!
really
lots of very useful advises!

i will try to create a pdf of them

really i appreciate it a lot!

cheers

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