Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
megan rose wrote:
why did you write your post as a poem ?
Dec 05 12 01:35 am Link
Wilmington, Delaware, US
I feel the best models know themselves and know how to put themselves in position to be their most beautiful... How the head and neck work... how bending a certain way creates shape, etc...
They have control and expression of themselves.
Now the artist's job is to translate the whole... how the model fits in space and the composition, etc... So if direction is needed... it is more to create the visual quality they are after.
Think of it as a partnership...
Dec 05 12 12:58 pm Link
Oakland, New Jersey, US
V Laroche wrote:
I've had to deal with this a few times and it's the worst everrr. Aside from that, though, I do like some direction. I like to know exactly what the photographer is going for, and who better to tell me that than the person behind the camera? I think it's ultimately about balance.
Dec 05 12 07:04 pm Link
Louisville, Kentucky, US
It depends on the situation. You don't have to do much directing for a model laying on a bed... If you're doing a basketball dunk action theme that's a whole different can of worms....as a photographer you have no choice but to direct in that instance.
Dec 05 12 07:23 pm Link
Denver, Colorado, US
I think it's both. It's very important that a photographer direct the model at times. It can also be a spontaneous dance of sorts. Sometimes the model is just really talented at what she does. You can shoot her moving and emoting and just get great stuff if everything else is right. It's all about the vibe.
But most of the time even if she is great, the photographer should have an idea of what looks best to them or how the model is performing. How the light looks from certain angles, etc. What a photographer creates is part of their aesthetic and without direction leading someone to give you the kind of images that fit that aesthetic, you're just leaving it up to chance. Which can work, but it isn't always preferable.
Dec 05 12 10:06 pm Link
Rochester, New York, US
Dec 05 12 10:24 pm Link