Working with Full Figure Models


posted on 8th of september, 2008

Have you ever tried to make an effective, great, full-body shot for a plus size model? A-ha... not such an easy task! Logic of working with full body shots of plus size models is quite different, and challenging. While head shots and half-body shots are essentially the same (save for little things, like asking to raise her chin higher for a longer neck), full-body shots require a different approach.

Posing is easy for a slim model as no matter what pose she is "showing off", it is quite easy to achieve interesting angles. Even a normal stance with a slightly raised hip and a hand on the waist with an elbow angled out (standard fashion pose 101) gives a photographer a good shot as there are clear angles and interesting lines.

The same pose would not work for a full size model...

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Posted by Fleyeing on January 29, 2010
I just stumbled upon this old blog post now. Very informational! I guess the reason that there are not many full body shots around is that you need a moderate deep studio and long backdrops to do it. For overwhites, you need to have more equally lit background lighting. Bobby Deal emphasized this in one of his blogs.

If you would have an update on this post, I would gladly read it.
Posted by Mariv on July 07, 2009
very interesting article. more things to try. ty!
Posted by Gaja on July 06, 2009
Thank you for a very interesting article, I'll try to get my model to do as you says, but she is not always so co-operative. That's how it is when you want to do self portraits. ;)



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