People Photography Week – Wednesday

This week will be devoted to people photography – by popular request on twitter. Wildlife photography was the second choice. Over at DPE, my friend Juan Pons is offering a week of wildlife photography tips. So you get the best of both worlds!

I took all the photographs for this week’s blog posts on a workshop in Venice, Italy organized by VSP Workshops.

Wednesday’s Tip: Look for body language. Body language greatly affects how the subject comes across in a photograph. Pay extra attention to the subject’s hands.

In making this picture, I asked the subjects to move their hands up from their sides and into the picture – and I asked them to hold each other. I also directed them to move their heads closer together.

Canon 1Ds Mark III
Lens: Canon 24-105mm IS.

For more tips on people pictures, see my book, Face to Face.

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