October 7, 2018

How to pose and direct an authentic headshot

Above: Image by Gina Milicia Fuji X100f Have you ever noticed that whenever you point a camera at someone they will go to one of three default settings. Photo face with cheesy smile and dead eyes No smile and a look of sheer terror Duck face or pouty lips Sometimes you might get lucky and photograph someone who has an authentic smile and looks relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera. Unfortunately this usually only happens in about 10% of cases so how do you get rid of duck face, cheesy smiles or looks of terror in the remaining 90% of portraits? Asking your model to say any word starting with ‘ch’ and ending in ‘y’ or ‘e’ when you photograph them will show both top and bottom teeth. This is a great idea in theory, but always ends up looking fake on models. The reason for this is that...

How to direct and pose like a pro

About Gina

About Gina

Gina Milicia is one of the most widely known and respected photographers in Australia. She is the master of capturing that ‘magical moment’... READ MORE

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