We wanted to find the ACTUAL PROVEN prefect portrait photography set so we turned to SCIENCE. If you are a professional photographer or you are looking at photography for beginners this is SUPER interesting.
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So Grab a cup of tea sit back and let me do some science for you :)
I have done some extensive testis on what its the nest Portrait photography angle. To do this we used some science (we use that term lightly) by adding a number of very specific control points. This allowed us to find out what the perfect portrait photography angle is. I think you are going to really enjoy the findings here. Our desire we to find the best portrait photography settings and the best camera setup for portraits.
In this Portrait Tutorial and Headshot tutorial we talk through the best camera settings and then how we used control points to test or theories using the science of photography.
In my opinion known got best angle to shoot from and WHY when doing Portrait photography is going to help any photographer beginner.
Headshot photography and portrait photography tips are all very similar so you can use these rules when looking at headshot photography lighting or even whats the best best portrait lens
We used a very standard Clamshell Headshot lighting setup in the attempt to find the very best best portrait photography angle. This is just one of my photography tutorials for beginners and you kind find lots of other photography tips and tricks on my channel
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Remember to hit that SUBSCRIBE button... I had a lot of fun making this video, the science is a bit of fun but i really have tried to make a real test for Portrait Photography. Which image do you like best?
Photos In Color hey buddy can you tell me in all the photos her hair fragments are actually blur and not looking good from below her eyes till her shoulders to the sides...how do you fix that or how to make them look glossy with more contrast and sharpened???? Please!!
This was a nice analysis overall and I guess that both you and the model put a lot of effort in this video. However, you ended up with saying "I think, for me...", which this really was all about. I'd say that the last part of the title is a little bit misleading. No science was involved here, just a personal opinion. Also, let's say that we agree that the position #11 is the best one. Will it also be the best one when you have another model (a man, an old person, a child, a model with different skin color...), or when you have slightly different lighting setup, or different lens or camera settings? Will it be the best angle in each occasion, or only if a photo is needed for a passport, or for a CV, or for a fashion magazine? This was really interesting to watch and it really did give me some ideas about how different angles work and what I could expect, but I wouldn't say that I am convinced that there is only one angle which is THE best.
To anyone learning from these youtube photographery experts, all im gonna say is be careful whos advice you take because as demonstrated here, this guy doesnt really know what hes talking about, just his own personal opinions which hold little value irl
Thank you so much for watching and while your thoughts are completely valid I have to hole heartedly disagree. You are correct that these are my opinions in fact I date that a number of times and also welcome everyone to take a look themselves and form their own opinion. We are talking about art here. If you believe in rules then you are just stunting your own creative growth. I grew that it’s very important to learn from others and I am sorry that you think my teaching isn’t worthy of any listers but I don’t see any substantive reason for this. I would love to know in more detail why your views are that my video and discoveries don’t have any reputable value.
Being brand new to photography, this video helps a huge amount. Thank You! I agree with your "T" however I would add 10 and 12 to it, Thanks again for all you do, you have no idea how much you help someone get started!!!
I'm so pleased you concluded with no. 11. As a model, I take a lot of portraits and when I'm training photographers, I always advise them to be at eye level with me, I can give the lense direct eye contact and many variations of raising my chin, lowering my chin and rotating the shoulders. And we're always satisfied with the results, the catchlight in the eyes and no distortion of forehead, nose everything looks spot on. A fantastic video!!!! New subscriber here :-)
It's certainly not SCIENCE but it was a good experiment. I feel the difference would be different if the subject was a man, with lower angles working better. Also head shape, hair, etc will have a big effect. But a worthy experiment all the same. Possibly it would be a little more SCIENTIFIC if you posted the results as a survey to get a wider opinion tho. Anyway, I'd go for the middle one immediately above eye level for the straight on shots and interestingly I preferred the lower angles when shot from the side. Thanks
not a load of rubbish but not really something i can use since the head shape, neck shape profile and hair make usually dictates what angles look the best for me to shoot in a studio setting.
- plus i plan in advance the degree of dynamic/honest, etc "look" i want and that usually comes more from makeup hai and clothes rather than position
- the effects on the shoulder angles was my best takeaway; never considered that b4 :-)
TX for taking the time to shoot and film this
I enjoyed the video and I agree with your decisions... I don't like the shots from below because they seem to be shooting "up the nostrils"... If the subject were a bit on the heavy side, a higher camera angle would help disguise that!
Hahaha. That really obvious subliminal message. That was more of a play on how ridiculous it is that we all ask for subscriptions. There is a lot of fun in this video. Like the science element. Hope you still enjoyed the video.
Actually there is tone of science in art. If you perceive something as beautiful is because your brain find it pleasing, and it find it pleasing because there is some chemistry flowing into it (hormones - neurotransmitter etc). Also due to our survival instinct, we are trained to perceive as beautiful, especially in other humans (the face recognition area is one of the largest - that's why it's hard to draw a good portrait, any minor imperfections or weirdness would be easily spotted). Symmetry isn't just a beautiful thing - we judge beautiful a symmetric face 99% of the time - but it also means better genes, and survival wise, well it's what we always search (put as much philosophical stuff in it, but we are no different from a lion, a bear, a monkey or any other animal, we do what we do mostly driven by our instincts). That's also why we don't like to shoot a person by showing that their eyes are not even, so we find the angle that makes those eye even etc etc etc. There is plenty of science in art! Thinking that art comes from the heart - which only pump bloods in our vein - or that is something related to a 'less schematic or logic' part of the brain is wrong. Good artist, artist that are able to rethink something, a concept, a idea, have a really strong 'logic' brain. The artist that while walking falls into the pothole because his head it above the clouds, well is just a myth (if someone is interested can provide the source of all those information).
Well, as you say, opinions vary A LOT, but.....i pretty much see what you do. I did Commercial/Industrial/Architectural photography. I rarely shot models, but maybe that is a good thing in this case. I can kind of give an "Un-Biased" opinion. (if that is possible)
That is a great little trick you suggest...The Smile...i am going to remember that. I am retired, but retired photographers get asked to Shoot Quite A Bit, and it is not usually of buildings or machinery :-)
Anyway......you guys did a good job with this. The presentation was excellent and easy to understand. I Appreciate Your Time.
This is a good exercise, but the problem is that the model tends to compensate for a higher camera position by tilting the head up. This can be seen by comparing the position av the nose in relation to a line between the bottom of the earlobes. For this to be science you should have used a mannequin. But that would have been boring as we would have missed this lovely model.
You know what I think? You did a wonderful job. Agree on the dynamics. But Art has no thumb of rule. It's just art. Creativity and seeing what nobody else sees. But for plain photography you scheme seems to me a very helpful tool. Thank you for you effort and vibe anyway.Cheers.
eh... you know... i do things this systematically in everyday life often... there's no need to be PROPER scientific. You accurately enough devised a plant and carried it out accurately enough for personal use. But your "science" really broke down after that. You even stopped saying "science" which tells me you probably know this hehe. after that it was just your own personal judgement - based no doubt on valuable experience, and the information is great, thank you, but there was no hint science to be found after the shots were taken. It just makes the title of the video misleading and a little click baity... well.. a lot clickbaity actually hehe
Great video - but rather quasi scientific
I think there's no perfect in photography since it's a form of art...it's only give some result of different angle with precise metering/meassurement and pick few of your personal favourite...
It comes back to your own taste and emotion/expression you want to achieve
Just my 2 cents
It really isn’t very subliminal. It’s more of a joke. Just like the science pop ups. More of a comment about how we go on about subscribing. It flashes up very obviously just like asking not really subliminal. But I get it. People don’t like to be messed with. It’s just my personality. Sorry if it offended you.
not a massive amount of science. thats kind of a bit of a joke hence all the poppies. I am just using specific distances and settings allowing me to do somewhat of detailed comparison. the rules help us see the differences. hope it helped you out with your portrait photography.
You are correct. But adding definable measurements can definitely give us a base to make an analysis. We are talking art here so absolutely everything is a variable. I have just attempted to add something concrete that we can use to analyze. I hope you we still able to get something from this portrait photography tutorial.
Science? Im not so sure, I understand totally what you are saying about each angle, and yes each angle brings out different elements, eg the shoulder line, But for me this only works in a relatively 'sterile' environment of the studio, with one efit like expression on the face, for me a portrait is a wild and varied beast. As a photographer you are trying to connect with the subject, trying to capture an essence of the model, so for one lady the 'perfect' shot may dead centre with an expression of serene elegance, but for a boy it might be extreme left from above giggling like an idiot. Photography is a deeply deeply subjective art, one mans Pollock may be another mans Monet. I think you went just a bit too far saying the central T are the 'ideals' i think if you had quantified each angle for its merits and left it at that, we as aspiring photographers can choose which angle suits our model. But, that said, I would be interested to hear others opinions.
The shoulder point out with the position of the camera and more lighting in the eyes with number 6 was educational. Camera higher making the model look up, puts that light more in the eyes with 6. You did a good job. Thanks.
Hahaha. Not so much of a subliminal as it’s sooooooo obvious. It’s was more of a joke. But hey no worries. People usually subscribe for the content and not just because someone puts a world on the screen. I like to play around in my content. I wish you all be best man.
I found this video very very interesting. I have never thought to move myself so much around my subject (beside up and down). Instead I always used to focus on the models position and ask them to move. These simple tips increases a lot the possibility to get different looks with easy movements. Thank you so much ED !!!
You have clear problem with shadows near by nouse. This schema is not ballance well. It is far away from "ACTUAL PROVEN prefect portrait". The model looks like pig. Position 8 is not good also. Not nice shadow under right eye.
I don't like posting negative comments but this is just bullshit. (ofcourse, what each angle does with the feel is well explained..) But there is no science here.. This is just one persons personal preference.. Don't say that it's science if it's not.. And also, putting all this thought into photographing a human takes away all the emotion end energy. Just frickin shoot! And in the end he just contradicts everything he said by adding "this is art and you can't analyse it".. So he just picked the viewer up and left them at the same spot..
I don't like the straight on shot, because her chin disappears into her neck. Please, I'm not making this comment as a troll. I truly don't think that straight on is the best angle for most people, for a head shot.
It reopens on the model and lighting style. I don’t like clamshell for portraits, and in the case of this model, the lighting looks too dark under her eyes - which surprises me. Clamshells good for beauty shots, but I prefer a bit more dimension from lighting off-axis. If I was up higher, I would ask the model to raise her face toward the camera to maximise the opportunities offered from this angle. This helps for subjects that have double chins.
It's a nice experiment, and certainly very useful. No science here. Just good organization to find what you think is the best. It could be argued that I don't agree with the ones you think are good, bad, better, etc. The title of the video is just clickbait, and worked well. But I walk away a little less enthusiastic than I was when I came here. "Aw, this was cool, but he said PROVEN by science, and there's absolutely no proof, or science."
Thanks for your comment however I think you may have missed the point. One the science was little light hearted. But also there science here is the controlled environment with a few simple rules. This means we go a series of results that can be analyzed. Yes I 100% analyzed and gave my opinion but this is the advantage of having my channel. But o also made the results available so you are able to form your own opinion. Just another thought as well. We are discussing art here so it is 100% opinion. There is no right answer. This is just a way to help people know what they like best.
I liked the ones at the sides better, makes the person look smart. For children a centered photo would be nice, since to me those are the ones that convey innocence. From below and from above it's hard to judge, I think it depends on the face the person is doing. In the case of a smile I don't see much difference, but an angry face from above could mean resentment, and from below could mean a threat.
Great video! I really enjoyed your observations and will use some of them when I take portraits. The one thing that bothered me about the straight-on #11 shot was the shadows under her eyes. I noticed you had her tilt her chin outward in one of the shots, so that would also need to be included as a variable in each position. Tilting her head up would obviously reduce or eliminate those eye shadows. Keep making these great videos!
The science was a joke which I whynit kept popping up all the time. The science was that I followed a set theory to produce semi-controlled results but as I state. Photography is art. There is no right or wrong. This is just a demonstration of this. Everyone will have a different option to what they liked the most.
Sorry to be negative but the poses were all different so it's not really a fair test. Not negative, just making a point! And the conclusion was that the pics to the side were more dynamic - that's not really news, that's composition class first day lesson!
I was shooting a person so of course they would look different in each angle. But the pose was essentially the same. Neutral with just the head turning. This shows the dramatic difference in should line when we move the camera. You are correct that the findings we something that we might get taught in a class but I thinks it’s always fun to test things out and give it a try ourselves regather than just believing what we are told. I think it’s fun to challenge when creating even if that’s just testing some theories. Looks like you are working at a pro level and these type of videos are below your skill level. I hope at least it was somewhat interesting.
Yes its not actually Science, thank you brainiacs! He is using the method that science uses to determine an outcome. He just wanted a controlled environment to help get the best conclusion possible with his experience in photography. Obviously you cant get an outcome like science because it is Art and theres no right answer here. Regardless, incredibly useful content no doubt! You have me as a new subscriber
great information :)
it's all about lighting and angles : )
this is the best video ever i totally agree with all of the information
i'm surprised that people don't understand this simple information :)
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