Guiding Your Subject

 

How can I guide my subjects?

Answer by: Shantanu Sheorey. Fashion photographer, TV commercial Director, and Dean of The One School, Goa.

Before you start guiding your subjects, you must make them comfortable by indulging them in topics they enjoy talking about. Ask them what their interests are, and work out a way to first communicate, before you put them in front of the camera. This will help you gain their confidence, and will gradually enable them to follow your instructions. Always make them feel that they are partners in your image creation. This is a universal approach by some of the best portrait and fashion photographers, from around the world.

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