Photographic Skills of Magazine Hard Photography Style
- Dec 02, 2019
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There are many styles of realistic painting, either complex or concise. Whether it emphasizes atmosphere, mood, story playing or highlights people in a fashionable way, what style has its corresponding audience. For photographers, few people can "refine" all kinds of styles, relatively tend to build their own core style. In this way, it is easier to grasp the aesthetic sense of form and at the same time, penetrate into the character's temperament and personality. My style of portrait is fashionable, simple, close to the magazine image texture. In terms of effect, this kind of portrait is the most effective way to show the characters themselves. Although there are some hard-shots of "shelves", such as clothes and postures, it can better shape the characters through the delicate light. Almost no additional decoration is abandoned, so that the figures and faces can be clearly displayed, more importantly. To convey the inner spiritual tension and personality traits. It should be said that hard-copy style of Photography - as long as properly handled, is actually the most elevated character temperament of a way.
Our shooting subject is human, and can ultimately complete the shaping of the characters - in addition to the various factors of the characters themselves, we should first push the role of light. The light that is not conducive to the performance of the characters will lead to flat pictures, confused details, and even partition and destruction of the characters, while the light that is conducive to the performance of the characters can effectively expand the freedom of shooting. Lighting arrangement should be done well before shooting. If the characters are in position and constantly adjust the lighting, it will greatly destroy the mood. So the thinner the arrangement before shooting, the better, to ensure that no matter how the characters move, they will not leave the big frame of the light. If there is no particular idea about the form of light and shadow in the picture, it should be based on the principle that the simpler the better, such as the combination of single light and ambient light, which can effectively narrow your focus when shooting.
The use of dull monochrome background with picturesque texture, combined with the fashion posture of the characters, can make the picture more charming. To shoot ordinary guest films in this way, we should pay special attention to the details of the body and emotional expression of the characters. We should adjust the light type and posture according to the actual conditions of customers. Never copy the actions and expressions.
Explanation with light: Using the basic light pattern of high and low light, the front high light should have a certain height, and the lamp head should press down slightly, so as to make the nose and chin show the necessary shadows, and narrow the face slightly. Because the characters wear dark clothes, in order to avoid the exposure of high light can not be taken into account, so add a light below, the intensity is weak, a little light on the details of the dark skirt and light up the legs can be. It can also increase the outline light appropriately to enhance the overall level of the photo.：
When I took these photos, I took some private photos. Although the makeup and costume collocation still pursue high-end fashion style, but with the help of sofa props, the characters show a more amorous gesture. I hope the people in the picture look simple and quiet, and there are one or two less deliberate but moving details, which make the picture more lasting. For beauty, for the body, whether sexy or otherwise, we all have our own views, do what we think is the best.
Explain with light: Put a lamp outside the window and tilt the lamp head down slightly to produce a natural backlighting effect that simulates the window light. Lighting illuminates the person (half body) and forms highlights in hair, forehead, neck and back. In order to ensure a clear and natural transition, you can add reflective panels to fill the light in front of the person. Attention should be paid to the posture of the characters to ensure the proper tilt angle of the head, while slightly lowering the chin, so that most of the faces are in the backlight, showing more soft and beautiful features.：
Photographs with monochrome (or concise) indoor backgrounds are often different from the openness of exterior scenes and the integrity of general real scenes. They are more flexible in collocation, more divergent in theme and easy to highlight characters. However, because of the lack of ambient atmosphere, customers tend to enter a slower state, if photographers can not quickly judge their lens performance, and give appropriate guidance, it is easy to appear cold field situation. If this happens, my personal experience is to put down the camera temporarily, and do some close communication with customers, we can start with the simplest gesture, and at any time pay attention to the impromptu "highlights" to capture inadvertently moving moments. The simpler the style, the more prominent the visual focus. When taking a minimal monochrome portrait, the expression and posture details of the model often become the core of the picture.
Here, the details of the characters'mouth and eyes are highlighted through black-and-white processing and depth of field control. Portrait style shooting does not need to stick to techniques, let customers show in their own way. What a photographer needs to do is pay attention to details and help her adjust some bad posture habits, such as hunchback.
Taking pictures of specific creative ideas often requires the use of corresponding props to express the theme. The key point is how to use photographic means to unify these props, clothes and shooting environment and thematic atmosphere on a tone, while stimulating customers'mood or temperament, which is the most test of the photographer's aesthetic and spiritual level.
In fact, we can get the desired effect without too big clothes, focusing on the matching of color and background, the matching of pattern and shape of clothes. We must accurately grasp the packaging positioning of the characters, and then integrate the status of the characters into the whole shape. Sensitivity to color determines a photographer's basic level - visual harmony is sometimes quite mysterious, but there are certain rules to follow. In addition, props, objects, jewelry, clothing matching, and so on, these matters, I am afraid, are not only the work of stylists, we must pay attention to them personally.
It's hard for customers to imitate the posture of hard pictures of magazines, because people often feel that their body shape can't hold up. Therefore, we should adopt some "borrowing" methods, such as incorporating some environmental factors, appropriately weakening the weight of the characters in the picture, so as to achieve a more harmonious effect. On the contrary, we should grasp the scale, and the attitude design must be simple and simple. The key point is to coordinate with the styling style, combine the emotions of the characters, and take more consideration of the picture structure, scene space segmentation and so on.
Background, clothing and shape (lipstick) are all pink, so adding a few peach blossoms as a foil can better reflect the character's elegant temperament. So one of the key points of shooting is the adjustment of posture and the arrangement of composition. Half-body composition is adopted to highlight the performance focus. Monochromatic background can also better refine the line sense of the picture and convey elegant style through the changes of limbs.
Emotion is the soul of a good picture. But in many cases, early communication is difficult to fully, and there are more changes on the spot than planned. In this case, instead of emphasizing communication, it is better to emphasize atmosphere, and talk slowly to pull each other into a friendly and harmonious space. As for the form and effect of the image itself, the photographer should have a good idea. Actually, the photographer's idea does not come from creation, but from accumulation. Maintain the habit of often looking at photos, encounter wonderful works to be carefully disassembled and analyzed, when you have feelings, you can also make your own ideas into a simple alternative, and constantly integrate into the new feeling. Cumulate the content and choose it as a reference when you need to shoot.