You probably don’t hear this enough.
You look amazing today! :-)
Who wouldn’t like to hear that more often, right?
While we are in the season of giving, there is one gift you can give that can make a tremendousimpact on your portraits and people photos.
Give a huge smile with an honest and sincere compliment.
It doesn’t matter if you are taking holiday photos of your family or random portraits on the street. Find something you like about the person you are photographing and share that honest compliment with your biggest smile.
Then get your camera ready because the result will be far more natural and beautiful than asking your subjects to say cheese.
See what happens
You don’t have to take my word for it. Shea Glover, a Chicago high school student, conducted an experiment to see how people reacted to being called beautiful.
She told each of her subjects she was taking a photo of them. Then with the video running, she simply says “I’m taking pictures of things I find beautiful.”
Watch to see the reactions.
If you want beautiful portraits, share some of your own inner beauty and tell the person in front of your camera.
By the way, you really do look amazing. ;-)