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Photofocus Episode 68
Host: Scott Bourne (www.scottbourne.com or www.twitter.com/scottbourne) and special guest Jerry Ghionis (http://www.jerryghionis.com/ or www.twitter.com/jerryghionis). Jerry is on tour with Sandy Puc and you can learn more about their workshop at http://www.sandypuctours.com/. Enter the promo code ‘JER11’ to save $20 on the workshop fee.
Welcome to Episode Number 68 of Photofocus with Scott Bourne and special guest Jerry Ghionis. Photofocus is the show devoted to your questions about anything photography related including gear, technique, locations, etc. Your questions will shape the direction of this show so be sure to send your questions to [email protected]. We will try to answer as many as we can but we get a lot of questions so we’ll try to take a collection of questions that represent a particular topic and present them together.
This week we kick things off with a listener looking for tips on how to photograph people to make them appear slimmer:
Question One – Tips for Slimming People in Photographs
Can you talk about some of the techniques you use when photographing larger people to make them look slimmer? Is this something you do in camera or in post? Nicole Gibson from New York, New York
Jerry: I try to do as much as I can in camera. I actually don’t use Photoshop much myself so I try to work things out in camera. For plus sized people, your veil will best your best friend. Shoulders have to go back and you have to separate the arm from pressing up against the body. Also shooting from a taller angle and shooting down helps. If you use a wide angle lens and shoot down, you create an illusion where the body seems to disappear. Continue reading