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Interview Elke: creating social media profile photos with the right Body Language

For many, leaving their day job to pursue their passion as a photographer is only a distant dream, but for Elke Spinnewyn, a 31 year old project manager, this dream has become a reality. Elke spent the last 10 years working in web development and regularly had to work with bad quality portraits for her clients [...]

The Art Of Posing Rangefinder magazine

The Art of Posing Rangefinder magazine discusses the basics of Body Language. Have you ever wondered what a pose actually is? Why one pose conveys power, another sweetness? Why the slightest shift can impact the mood of the image dramatically? A few months back I met up with the fabulastic team over at Rangefinder [...]

How to look more trustworthy and competent in pictures

Can we engineer pictures to appear more trustworthy and competent? You can engineer trustworthiness, but not competence... or can you? Many studies show that we jump to conclusions about a person’s intentions when we look at their picture because of the expression on their face. It's fairly easy to engineer an expression because we rely [...]

Anger – understanding and using emotions in our portraits

Recognising anger, and when to use or avoid it in your pictures. Our facial expressions are one of key ways we convey emotion in our pictures, and the slightest tension in the face can have a huge impact on the feel of the image. Recognising and understanding emotions helps us become stronger portrait artists.The slightest tension in the face can have [...]

Interview with Sean Martin – male body language

Photographing the Male form with Sean Martin. With the advent of Boudoir photography, there has been a lot of discussion on how to make women look sexy and attractive, but what about men? To find out, I met up with Sean Martin who specialises in the male form here in Switzerland. Sean's fascination for human behavior and expression started early on [...]

Don’t say Cheese!!! avoid fake smiles in portraits

Head on over to Digital Photography School to read my new article and learn how to avoid fake smiles in portraits. http://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-avoid-fake-smiles-in-your-portraits/ Article for Digital Photography School Digital Photography School I am very honoured to have the opportunity to write for Digital Photography School, an incredible learning resource for digital [...]

Professional Photographer Magazine Body Language Analysis

I am super honored and over the moon to see my book featured in this month's edition of Professional Photographer Magazine Body Language Analysis. In the article on page 19 we look at the body language in different photos, what it says about them, and what would be their best use.

GMB Akash Interview: Connecting the world through emotion

Most Body Language is universal For a long time, people believed that body language was learned through imitation, but research over that last 50 years demonstrated that a large part of our body language is in fact encoded in us and is mostly universal. One example comes from research by Jessica Tracy and David Matsumoto. When [...]

What Body Language Cue makes you cringe?

What makes you go "arrrhghhhgggh"? Me it's fake smiles. I've interviewed quite a few photographers and body language specialists in the last few days and the range of cues that irritate them in photographs is pretty vast: ranging from contemptuous smiles to nose holes to aggressive crotch displays. For me it's a fake smile.. [...]

Wedding Photography Body Language: with Ben Chrisman

The importance of connection When I met Ben Chrisman in 2009, I was still studying photography and the focus of my training until that week had mainly been on the technical aspects of photography, but not what creates a strong portrait. […]

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