Epic Portrait Angle: Two Minute Tips with David Bergman

Epic Portrait Angle: Two Minute Tips with David Bergman


I’m photographer David Bergman and this is ‘Two Minute Tips’ for AdoramaTV. Here’s a tip to make somebody look more powerful in your images. This works great when you’re photographing a big strong athlete and you want to convey their sheer, brute, physical strength. Alright, it also works really well with kids. When photographing someone our instinct is just to stand
there, put the camera to our eye and take a picture. The problem is, especially with somebody who might be a little vertically challenged, you tend to look down on them and it makes them
look really small. The first thing you should do is get down to their eye-level. This is a much more natural look and also helps the pictures because you can
relate to somebody a lot better when you’re literally at their level. You can
take this one step further to creatively enhance your image and make your subject look awesome. The lower you get, the bigger they get. I like to kneel down when I shoot sports of any
kind, but if I can get even lower, all the way down
on the ground, I’ll do it. This works with a zoom lens but is even
cooler with a wide angle lens where you’re right down at their feet. So remember, get down to your subject’s
eye-level for a more natural look and whether you’re shooting a professional athlete
or kids on the playground, get down low to make them look larger than life. Thanks for joining me today on AdoramaTV. Don’t forget to subscribe for more amazing videos. Follow me on social media @DavidBergman and go to the Adorama Learning Center for lots of other great tips and tricks.

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